Michael Jordan misspelled Barack Obama's name on an autograph

Monday February 9th, 2015

When you sign as many autographs as Michael Jordan, you are bound to make a few mistakes. Unfortunately for the six-time NBA champion, one mistake came on a ball he autographed for President Barack Obama.

In a recent interview with New York magazine, the President's former Senior Advisor, David Axelrod, told a story about getting a basketball autographed by Jordan for Obama's 50th birthday, only to have the former Chicago Bulls star add an extra r.

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"When the president turned 50, I wanted to get him something special … so I sent it to Jordan to have him sign it for me.” In black Sharpie, Jordan scrawled, “To Barrack: you still owe me dinner. Wishing you well, Michael Jordan.”

“I gave it to the president, and he said, ‘I can’t put this up, he misspelled my name!’ So I said, ‘Fine, I’ll take it.’ ”

The real question here is why does the President of the United States owe Michael Jordan dinner.

Brendan Maloy

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