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Michael Jordan Once Turned Down $100 Million For A Two-Hour Appearance

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Michael Jordan Once Turned Down $100 Million For A Two-Hour Appearance

NBA legend Michael Jordan once turned down $100 million for a two-hour appearance.

Yes, you read that right, $100 million.

Jordan is one of the NBA's most bankable stars. He's done everything from partnering with Nike on the phenomenon that is Air Jordans to starring as himself in the iconic 1996 classic Space Jam.

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But his agent, David Falk, has revealed the baller wouldn't take every deal put in front of him.

The Chicago Bulls mainstay once turned down $7 million for a day of golf. While many people would pay good money to for a round of golf, Jordan couldn't be swayed even if it meant a big pay day.

Speaking to WFAN, he said: "[Jordan] turned down a deal to do a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a pre-season game with Charlotte.

"And some woman in the Philippines offered me seven million dollars for one day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he turned it down."

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But that isn't the only deal Jordan has rejected.

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Imaginechina Limited / Alamy Stock Photo

"I brought him a deal three years ago for $100 million," said Falk.

"And all he had to do, other than give his name and likeness, was make one two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down."

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No further information was given on the event, which means we're completely free to speculate wildly about it.

Two hours. $100 million. Was it political? Something so painfully cringe that he worried his brand wouldn't recover? Who knows. All I'm saying is I'm here for any two-hour $100 million bookings.

One thing is for sure, Jordan isn't desperate for cash. In 2014, he became the first billionaire player in NBA history and his current net worth sits around $1.6 billion.

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The six-time NBA champion collects about $140 million dollars every year from his Air Jordan sub-brand, and his branding deal with football team Paris Saint-Germain netted him almost $10 million dollars in a single week when Lionel Messi was first spotted in the team's kit.

Jordan is widely accepted to be one of, if not the, best basketballers of all time and he's also one of the most marketed sporting stars in history.

He has been a major spokesman for such brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald's, Ball Park Franks, Wheaties and Hanes.

Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991.

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So sure, he might not need $100 million. But a reminder again, that I will definitely take it.

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Topics: Basketball, News, Sports

Hannah Blackiston
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