Michael B. Jordan Narrates His First Meet with Michael Jordan; Believes It is High Time They Collaborate on Something

Published 04/27/2021, 2:44 AM EDT
Michael Jordan during Michael Jordan Hosts 2005 Jordan Classic Dinner – April 14, 2005 in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


There are pros and cons to having the exact same name as some other person. But how odd it must have been to have the exact same name as that of a certain Chicago Bulls legend. Many people over the years have wondered if Michael B. Jordan was ever related to the great Michael Jordan. Although the answer is no, what’s surprising is that the two have hardly met each other.

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Apart from being the GOAT and winning six NBA titles, MJ was a force to be reckoned with. He is a player most people idolize growing up, and he changed the course of the NBA when he entered it. From winning six NBA titles despite retiring three times, he is also now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and is an entrepreneur with a popular sneakers line.

Michael B. isn’t related to MJ in any way. His name actually comes from his father, Michael A. Jordan. So the one thing that helps differentiate between the two is the middle name, as B stands for Bakari.

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But have these two stars ever met? Michael B. opened up on his first meet-up with the legend, and how he is now ready to collaborate with him on any project.

DATE: 10/20/01 PHOTO BY : JOEL RICHARDSON DIG MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE WIZARDS HOST NEW JERSEY NETS (Photo by The The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan met Michael B. Jordan

On the Rich Eisen Show, the actor was asked about his first casual meet with MJ. He narrated, “I think at the time I met him, it was at an All-Star event. It was in passing and somebody was just like, ‘Hey! he needs an introduction. Hey, what’s up this is Mike.’ And I shook his hands and it was literally like less than 10 seconds… I don’t even think he knew who I was at the time.”

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On hearing that the two hadn’t actually met properly, Rich Eisen couldn’t believe his ears, and he wondered how the meeting hadn’t happened yet. To this, B. Jordan said, “I don’t know man. We got to figure that out… We got to collab on something. The market is too rich.” Eisen even explained that he would very much be interested in something like that as well.

Read also- ‘No Offense’: Bradley Beal Reveals Why He Hated to See Michael Jordan Play for Washington Wizards

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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