Just when stories of the Air Jordans die down, Michael Jordan makes his way back into the headlines. This time by proposing to his model girlfriend, Yvette Prietto. The couple have been dating since 2008 and move in together in Jordan’s Miami home in 2009.
Prieto is a 32-year old Cuban model, making her just 9-years older than Jordan’s son Jeffery Michael.
Hopefully Jordan gets a prenup, after his 2006 divorce cost him $168 million. Jordan was married to his first wife Juanita Vanoy for 17-years, and according to Forbes their divorce was the most expensive celebrity settlement.
Despite not playing in the NBA for almost a decade, Michael Jordan still dominates the basketball world causes hysteria over the release of his latest shoe, Nike Air Jordan XI Retro Concord. The shoe, which went on sale on Friday, retails for $175 and was first released 20 years ago. The Retro Concords are modeled after the shoes designed for Jordan in 1996… but people still want to be Like Mike.
In Lithonia, Georgia, four people were arrested after they broke down a store door trying to get the shoes, forcing 20 squad cars to respond. At Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan shoppers were trampled after people started lining up at 4am. “One kid was trampled and hurt his arm, maybe even broke it,” said Troy Police Department Public Information Officer Andy Breidenich.
Michael Jordan visited his alma mater before North Carolina took on the Washington Huskies for a spot in the Sweet 16. Jordan led the Tar Heels to an NCAA basketball championship in 1982 and wished the team good luck… but also knocked some of the players for wearing Kobe Bryant’s basketball shoes instead of Air Jordans. The players responded to Jordan asking for the high-in-demand “cool grey” Jordan 11s, but according to Jordan they have one more task to complete, “Get to the Final Four and you can get anything you want!”
Michael Jordan has denied any involvement in the Michael Jordan/ LeBron James “Maybe You Should Rise” spoof.
“I had absolutely nothing to do with it, Nike had absolutely nothing to do with it,” Jordan told the Associated Press.
Jordan says he found out about the video when one of his son forwarded it to him. The video has been making the internet rounds and was even tweeted by Jordan’s son Marcus Jordan. In just under two weeks, almost 5 million people have seen the spoof that looks so real Michael Jordan is having to respond about the video himself.