NBA legend Michael Jordan applies for marriage licence

jordan-prietoBasketball legend Michael Jordan appears ready to get married again.

The former NBA star and Charlotte Bobcats owner, 50, appeared at the main Palm Beach County courthouse in Florida on Thursday morning to apply for a marriage license, according to Kathy Burstein, a spokeswoman for the clerk’s office.

Applicants must apply in person and a license is good for 60 days.

Jordan got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, 33-year-old Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, in December 2011.

The pair began dating in 2008 and live together in a modest three bedroom home in Florida.

Prieto has modeled for designers such as Alexander Wang and once dated Julio Iglesias Jr., Enrique’s older brother.

It will be the second marriage for No. 23. He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they split in 2006.

The end of the 17-year-marriage resulted in one of the most expensive divorce in history, costing him over $150 million in the settlement.

They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

Jordan remains one of the most recognized sports figures in the world nearly 10 years after his retirement from the NBA. He was a 14-time NBA all-star and won six championships with the Chicago Bulls and was named the finals MVP six times.

Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.

In his final season with the Washington Wizards, Jordan averaged 20.0 points per game in 37.0 minutes in 2002-2003.

On March 17, 2010, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan’s purchase of the Bobcats, making him the first former NBA player ever to become the majority owner of a league franchise.


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