Jordan had quite possibly the greatest line about being neutral in politics of all time.
“Republicans buy shoes too”
That was back in 1990 before he won his first championship and he was worth millions of dollars. Now, that he is a little bit more comfortable, he is lending a hand to President Obama.
An e-mail from the Obama campaign today promised donors that in exchange for a donation to the campaign, they’d be entered into a contest to shoot hoops with Patrick Ewing, Carmelo Anthony, and a slew of other superstars, and later dine with Michael Jordan and President Obama. As the e-mail reads (via USA Today):
“Pitch in $3 or whatever you can, and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win
Hit the court with Patrick Ewing and Melo? Trade stories with the President? This is the kind of stuff your kids will tell their kids, and no one will believe it until you show them a photo.
Don’t worry if suiting up with hoops stars isn’t your thing.
I know you’ve got a kid or a friend who would love nothing more than to play with their heroes while you cheer them on from a courtside seat.
If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to chip in and support the President, it’s time to get off the bench.
I would be mad if I got Melo over Jordan, but I digress.
If you want to donate here is the website