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John Blanchette: Michael Jordan made The Shot, but Craig Ehlo made it necessary

It was the summer that Austin Ehlo – then a fifth-grader – was a camper at Michael Jordan’s Flight School in Santa Barbara, which should have been irony enough given …

UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Like Mike: LeBron James overwhelmed after passing Michael Jordan, his hero

When LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan’s career points total, he did it in a pair of Nikes with “Thank You M.J.” written neatly on the side.

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

No one could have envisioned Michael Jordan hosting the NBA All-Star Game as an NBA owner. Jordan’s former college teammate at North Carolina, Buzz Peterson, never imagined Jordan winning six …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks

Michael Jordan says James Harden’s streak of 30 straight games with at least 30 points and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in North Carolina

Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by Hurricane Florence. Jordan played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the areas hardest hit by the …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state’s favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence …

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

The all-time NBA draft – the best pick from every slot

Here’s a look at The Best of The Best – the top all-time NBA picks in each of the top 30 draft spots. The best No. 1 overall pick, the …

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with James Borrego as new coach

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has finalized a deal to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as Charlotte’s next head coach, according to people familiar with the situation.

Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

Hornets owner Michael Jordan has turned to a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel with a strong NBA track record to help turn around his struggling franchise.

NBA capsules: LeBron James sets double-figure scoring record, Cavs beat Pelicans

LeBron James scored in double digits in his 867th straight game, breaking the record he shared with Michael Jordan, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Struggling Hornets fire GM Rich Cho amid 24-33 season

The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. Charlotte is 24-33 and on the verge of failing to reach the playoffs for …

Hornets’ Michael Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics

Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.

LeBron James, other pros appove of 3-on-3 Olympics addition

LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be in a 3-on-3 competition at the 2020 Olympics – Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case

China’s highest court on Thursday ruled in favor of basketball legend Michael Jordan at the culmination of a years-long case over use of the Chinese rendering of his globally-known name …

Medal of Freedom goes to 21 artists, athletes, others

President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and “helped make me who I am.”

DeNiro, Hanks, Abdul-Jabbar among 21 getting Presidential Medal of Freedom honor

President Barack Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Panthers, NFL monitoring protests in Charlotte

Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should “absolutely” be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency due to …

Michael Jordan pledges $5 million to African-American museum

Michael Jordan has pledged $5 million to the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum on the National Mall.

LeBron James tells Sports Illustrated he’s motivated by ‘ghost’ of Michael Jordan

LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan’s accomplishments. Now he’s chasing “the ghost” of arguably the greatest player in NBA history.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needles Trump: ‘I’m Michael Jordan’

Pro basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with humor Thursday and then skewered him with seriousness.

Michael Jordan donates $2 million to help build trust between police and minorities

Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh discusses recent phone conversation with Michael Jordan

Jim Harbaugh is quite a celebrity these days, but even he was taken aback when he received a phone call recently from Michael Jordan. Michigan signed a deal with Nike …

Michael Jordan calls Smith ‘second father’

Michael Jordan called North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith the most influential person in his life other than his parents. Smith died Saturday night at 83.

Nike sued over photo of Jordan

PORTLAND – A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to …

In brief: Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list; Lakers top Timberwolves 100-94

NBA: Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA scoring list and had 10 points in the final five minutes to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to …

Mauresmo to coach Murray

Tennis: After spending his youth being coached by his mother, Andy Murray is turning to another woman to help him defend his Wimbledon title. Murray hired former top-ranked player Amelie …

Michael Jordan shoes auctioned for $104K

An auction company says Michael Jordan’s shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA Finals have sold for more than $100,000. The shoes were owned by a Utah …

Charlotte reinstates Hornets nickname

Charlotte is the home of the Hornets again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original …

Bobcats owner Jordan marries over weekend

Michael Jordan got married over the weekend in front of a few hundred of his family and closest friends. The Charlotte Bobcats owner exchanged vows with 35-year-old former model Yvette …

Dickey eager to pitch in Classic

Baseball: Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey was an automatic yes. The knuckleball master, winner of the N.L. Cy Young Award …