Chicago Bulls: Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Feeding America

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

Former Chicago Bulls legendary shooting guard Michael Jordan made a very generous donation of $2 million to Feeding America this week.

Great news surfaced on Nov. 25 pertaining to the Chicago Bulls all-time great shooting guard and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan. He reportedly donated $2 million this week to Feeding America during the holiday season.

The money that Jordan donated to Feeding America apparently came from the proceeds he received from the hit 10-part ABC/ESPN/Netflix Emmy-winning documentary series “The Last Dance”. The docuseries that made waves across the basketball landscape premiered back in April and May in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic to provide some source of entertainment during the NBA’s hiatus.

The Last Dance spotlight Jordan’s 1997-98 Bulls title winning team and their journey up to that point. It also spotlighted notable former Bulls and/or Hall-of-Famers such as Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, head coach Phil Jackson, Toni Kukoc, etc.

Jordan also gave a statement to TMZ Sports on the morning of Nov. 25 in the wake of his donation to Feeding America. Here’s what that statement to TMZ Sports said.

"“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” Jordan said.“I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas in Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”"

This donation looks like it will go to feeding those that are hungry in the Carolinas and Chicago, two communities that Jordan is closely tied to and has been for pretty much all of his life. This will greatly help food banks in a time where the donation is greatly needed.

The Last Dance docuseries was such a hit that it makes this donation so much more exciting to hear about. It makes the docuseries viewed in an even brighter light, given that Jordan’s proceeds are going to a great cause during the holiday season.

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Jordan has made a number of charitable contributions this year, ranging from food banks now all the way to efforts in social activism. He’s also stayed in the midst of headlines around the NBA and the sports landscape in general thanks to the NBA Draft, The Last Dance, and starting a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace, among other ventures.