Legends Unite As Michael Jordan Spotted With NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace

Published 08/09/2021, 11:45 AM EDT
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing waits in the #23 DoorDash Toyota pit area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Such is the beauty of sport, that it knows no barriers. When one steps onto the field, skill and all-round capability are the only thing that matter. All other external factors do not matter. Athletes are so amazed, intrigued and appreciative of another fellow talent’s abilities. They often support stars of another sport, and do so with the utmost respect and dedication. Watching fellow athletes in action is a wonderful exchange of ideas, skills, and techniques. Recently, basketball icon Michael Jordan was spotted at a NASCAR series. The 58-year-old was at the Go Bowl race, supporting fellow icon Bubba Wallace.

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HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 22, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In about 20 years, Jordan created an unmatched legacy in the sport of basketball. Shattering record after record, the 6-time NBA Champion was an absolute sensation. He inspired thousands of youngsters to take up the sport and was a flag-bearer for fearless basketball. As a result, ‘MJ’ earned himself 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, 5 NBA MVP awards, and numerous other accolades. Irrespective of his achievements, however, Jordan was a massive fan of sport. And his appearance at the Watkins Glen International was the latest testament latest to this multi-faceted nature of his.

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Michael Jordan spotted at latest NASCAR series with Bubba Wallace

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 26: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing looks on from the 23XI Racing pit box prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway on June 26, 2021 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Sean Gardner/23XI Racing via Getty Images)

Bubba Wallace is a household name in the racing fraternity. The 27-year-old competes in the NASCAR Cup Series and is an ace driver. He recently competed at the Go Bowling at the Glen, where he finished in the 23rd position. However, the star attraction at the race was, in fact, someone else.

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In an exclusive video, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was spotted at the race. The 14-time All-star visited the Go Bowling at the Glen before the commencement of the race. Jordan was walking at the venue before eventually getting into a private vehicle. He also met the former Daytona 500 runner-up Bubba Wallace at the event. It was a lovely moment for onlookers and viewers, witnessing two greats of their fields in the same frame.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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