Why The Media Doesn’t Promote Michael Jordan’s Philanthropy

Since the Last Dance came out critics such as Jason Johnson of theGrio have condemned Jordan for not caring about making the world a better place. However, Michael Jordan has made significant efforts throughout his NBA career to do exactly that.

In 1994, Michael Jordan founded the James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Family Life Center to honor the memory of his father who was murdered in 1993. Michael Jordan provided $2 million of his own money to get the organization started. The organization, is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.

While the rude stories that have circulated of celebrities encounters with Jordan such as Chamillionaire’s or Mark Henry’s have become the norm. Jordan’s dedication to providing joy to those who actually needed it, is unparalleled. He has been the Chief Wish Ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2008 and has donated millions of dollars of his own money and gotten some of his wealthy friends to donate as well. He also has granted hundreds of wishes working with the Foundation without seeking publicity for more than three decades.

While Jordan may not call the President a “bum” on Twitter. To suggest that he isn’t a good person or hasn’t contributed to society based on his interactions with other entitled celebrities seems like an outright lie based on the work he has done building health clinics and numerous other charitable endeavors over the years. It kind of makes you think that these attacks on Jordan’s legacy have nothing to do with the truth and are more about other peoples ego.

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