Michael Jordan too greedy to pay for a ticket to NASCAR race?

jordan-nascarMichael Jordan has recently visited the Homestead-Miami Speedway to watch his friend, James Dennis Alan “Denny” Hamlin run for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.

“I’ve been a basketball fan for a really long time. He’s just a good friend that came to support a friend,” Hamlin said.

“He’s a huge race fan. When he came in the motor home earlier today, he talked about converting all these people to race fans. That’s awesome that he thinks so much to come down and support his friend,” he said.

Jordan however, did not buy a ticket to the race.

“He asked for tickets. I told him we could handle that,” Hamlin said.

Jordan spent some time in a suite and later stood in Hamlin’s pit box area to watch the race, according to USA Today. Hamlin came in 7th.

Sure, there may have been reasons for why Jordan did not buy a ticket – one of which is simply friendship with Hamlin.

On the other hand, Jordan has always been known as somewhat greedy, even according to some of his friends, like Charles Barkley, who once said Jordan was “as cheap as they come.’

Forbes Magazine has estimated on June 12, 2014 that Michael Jordan’s equity as owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets is $416 million and his net worth outside of the team to be $600 million.

A six-time NBA champion, Jordan earned fame and fortune on the basketball court, as well as through endorsements and movies.

The Hall of Fame player won six National Basketball Association championships with the Chicago Bulls. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award five times and was named an all-star 14 times.

His on-court success and commercial endorsements have made him one of the most recognizable and prosperous athletes in the United States. Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.


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