Michael Jordan

England fly-half George Ford kicks the ball at Twickenham ahead of the Rugby World Cup on September 17, 2015
Eddie Jones jumps to George Ford's defence
England coach Eddie Jones backs up George Ford after the fly-half's performance against Wales was mocked by some of his own supporters.
May 29, 21:02
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates victory following Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena on June 14, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won the National Basketball Association championships defeating Orlando 9
Analysing Kobe Bryant's NBA legacy
Sports Mole takes a look at the legacy left by Kobe Bryant following the announcement that he will retire at the end of the season.
Dec 2, 15:12
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013
Magic Johnson: 'Kobe Bryant closest thing to Michael Jordan'
Magic Johnson believes that Kobe Bryant is the closest player to Michael Jordan that the NBA has produced.
Dec 1, 04:10
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013
NBA commissioner Adam Silver pays tribute to retiring Kobe Bryant
NBA commissioner Adam Silver pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers guard confirms that he will retire at the end of the season.
Nov 30, 02:23
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013
Kobe Bryant confirms retirement plans
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant confirms that he will retire at the end of the current season.
Nov 30, 02:12
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts after the qualifying race at the Hungaroring racetrack in Mogyorod, Hungary,on July 25, 2015
Lewis Hamilton planning for life after Formula 1 career
Lewis Hamilton is already preparing for life after his Formula 1 career by planning future business ventures.
Sep 12, 15:46
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015
NBA star LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam 2'?
NBA star LeBron James is reportedly in line to star in a sequel to the 1996 popular film Space Jam.
Jul 23, 12:02
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Charlotte to host 2017 All-Star weekend
The 2017 All-Star weekend will be hosted by Charlotte, with Sunday's exhibition game being played at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
Jun 24, 05:40
David Beckham on July 17, 2014
David Beckham named second-richest retired athlete by Forbes
David Beckham is named by Forbes magazine as the second-richest retired athlete in the world with earnings of £50.5m in 2014.
Mar 18, 13:44
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2013
MVP race: Analysing the four candidates
Sports Mole considers the chances of the four main candidates in this season's MVP race.
Mar 6, 08:29
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Ex-basketball player Michael Jordan joins 'Forbes' billionaire list
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is included on Forbes magazine's annual list of billionaires for the first time.
Mar 3, 09:40
Russell Westbrook rises to dunk the ball for the Western Conference during the 2015 NBA All-Star game at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2015
MVP Russell Westbrook 'blessed' to feature in NBA All-Star game
NBA All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook describes being able to play in the league's showpiece as a "blessing".
Feb 16, 10:56
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant rises high to dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 22, 2011
Kobe Bryant wanted to play with Michael Jordan
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant reveals that he wanted to join the Washington Wizards over a decage ago in order to play alongside Michael Jordan.
Jan 27, 18:58
Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball during an Eastern Conference Finals game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1998
On this day: Michael Jordan passes 15,000 points
On this day in 1991, Michael Jordan becomes the second fastest player to reach 15,000 points in the NBA.
Jan 9, 08:26
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013
NBA roundup: Golden State Warriors continue winning streak, Kobe passes MJ
Sports Mole rounds up Sunday night's NBA action, where the Golden State Warriors continued their fine form and Kobe Bryant passed a legend on the all-time scoring list.
Dec 15, 11:55
Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies watches the game action during the NBA game against the Boston Celtics at FedExForum on November 4, 2013
NBA roundup: Memphis Grizzlies down Houston Rockets in top-of-the-table West clash
Sports Mole rounds up Monday night's action in the NBA, where the league's two best teams met in Memphis.
Nov 18, 11:13
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Michael Jordan disagrees with shorter NBA season
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan warns NBA players chasing a shorter regular season of the subsequent effect it will have on them financially.
Oct 16, 21:58
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant rises high to dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 22, 2011
Brandon Jennings talks up Kobe Bryant's qualities on Twitter
Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings takes to Twitter to ignite a debate suggesting that Kobe Bryant is the greatest basketball player ever.
Aug 21, 21:26
Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball during an Eastern Conference Finals game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1998
Michael Jordan "cool" with LeBron James jersey choice
Michael Jordan insists that he doesn't "own a number" as LeBron James will return to wearing the number 23 jersey with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
Jul 29, 22:17
Utah Jazz' Gordon Hayward in action against Charlotte Bobcats on January 9, 2013
Utah Jazz match Charlotte Hornets' Gordon Hayward offer
Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward is staying with the team after his agent confirms that they matched an offer from the Charlotte Hornets.
Jul 12, 17:14
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Rod Higgins leaves post at Charlotte Hornets
Rod Higgins steps down as president of basketball operations at the Charlotte Hornets, with general manager Rich Cho coming in to fill the vacant position.
Jun 13, 22:19
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Charlotte Bobcats revert to Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Bobcats confirm that they have finalised their name change to the Charlotte Hornets.
May 21, 09:46
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder scores off a slam dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center on February 13, 2014
LeBron James: Kevin Durant has been "most consistent" player
Miami Heat forward LeBron James believes that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been the "most consistent" player in the MVP race.
Apr 11, 09:47
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder scores off a slam dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center on February 13, 2014
Kevin Durant "glad" to end 25-point streak
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant admits that he is "glad" his 41-game streak of scoring at least 25 points is over.
Apr 9, 09:24
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets watches from the end of the court during a free throw opportunity against the Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center on November 1, 2013
NBA roundup: Houston Rockets seal playoff spot
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's games in the NBA.
Apr 5, 09:06
Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets runs down the court against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014
NBA roundup: Brooklyn Nets continue impressive home form
Sports Mole rounds up Sunday's NBA action as the Brooklyn Nets continue their fine home form with a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mar 31, 08:42
Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers (#16) drives to the hoop under pressure from Kevin Durant (#34), Hasheem Thabeet (#34), Reggie Jackson (#15) and Serge Ibaka (R) of the Oklahoma City Thunder during their NBA matchup at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca
NBA roundup: Jeff Green leads Boston Celtics to win over Detroit Pistons
Sports Mole rounds up all of Sunday's NBA action.
Mar 10, 09:10
Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball during an Eastern Conference Finals game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on May 19, 1998
Barack Obama weighs in on Michael Jordan, LeBron James debate
US President Barack Obama backs Michael Jordan in the debate between the Chicago Bulls legend and Miami Heat's LeBron James.
Feb 17, 18:02
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 16, 2013
Kobe Bryant reveals list of greatest players
Kobe Bryant includes Bill Russell on his list of the four greatest players to have played in the NBA.
Feb 17, 17:11
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Michael Jordan's wife Yvette gives birth to twin daughters
NBA legend Michael Jordan's wife gives birth to identical twin girls.
Feb 12, 14:33
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Basketball legend Michael Jordan's wife 'pregnant with identical twins'
Michael Jordan's wife is reportedly pregnant with identical twins.
Dec 18, 14:57
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Basketball legend Michael Jordan fails to sell mansion at auction
Basketball legend Michael Jordan fails to sell his 56,000-square foot mansion at an auction.
Dec 18, 12:54
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Charlotte Bobcats to return to old colours
Charlotte Bobcats announce that they will return to using purple and teal next season.
Nov 25, 19:52
Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and former Chicago Bulls player, watches the Morning Foursome Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 28, 2012
Michael Jordan selects top pick-up team
Former NBA star Michael Jordan selects his top pick-up team which has "no chance of losing".
Nov 15, 19:41
Sachin Tendulkar of India during a nets session at Sardar Patel Stadium on November 14, 2012
Brian Lara: 'Sachin Tendulkar is the Muhammad Ali of cricket'
Brian Lara says that Sachin Tendulkar's status in cricket is as great as Muhammad Ali's is in boxing.
Nov 14, 06:34
LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat lays the ball up in front of Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards and Martell Webster #9 of the Washington Wizards at American Airlines Arena on November 3, 2013
LeBron James eyes new record
Miami Heat star LeBron James eyes a new record ahead of clash with Toronto Raptors.
Nov 5, 19:29
Golden State Warriors point-guard Stephen Curry in action during the NBA match against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 4, 2015
Memphis Grizzlies owner challenges Michael Jordan to one-on-one match
Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera says that he will give $1m to charity if NBA great Michael Jordan will agree to a one-on-one match against him.
Oct 15, 19:58
Michael Jordan on October 2, 2012
Michael Jordan 'wins case against woman filing a false paternity suit'
A woman who falsely filed a paternity suit against NBA legend Michael Jordan is fined by a court.
Aug 5, 14:15
United's Wayne Rooney celebrates a goal against Reading on March 16, 2013
Chelsea allocate squad number to Wayne Rooney?
Chelsea will hand Wayne Rooney the number 23 shirt if he leaves Manchester United to move to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to a report.
Jul 26, 07:09
Miami Heat forward LeBron James in action on March 27, 2013
LeBron James grabs fourth MVP accolade
LeBron James wins the fourth MVP title of his career with a landslide victory.
May 6, 06:30



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