NBA Fans Unleash Jokes and Memes as NFL Franchise Panthers Signs Michael Jordan

Published 10/18/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Michael Jordan watches the action by the 11th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar


With the build that Michael Jordan possessed, he could’ve easily been mistaken for a football star. The former Bulls superstar was an extremely physical player and demanded more from his teammates all the time. Recently, NFL franchise Carolina Panthers have added guard Michael Jordan to their roster. No, not the Jordan you think; they have signed 23-year-old offensive guard, Michael Jordan.

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Chicago Bulls‘ Michael Jordan had starred in the NBA for around two decades before calling it a day. He is a 14-time All-star, and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. After retirement, Jordan has been an active entrepreneur and businessman. On the other hand, the young NFL star is only getting off the blocks now. He played 14 games for Cincinnati last season, before being picked up by the Panthers. Yet, fans were left bewildered at the news of the signing.

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NBA fans unleash the memes after NFL’s Panthers announce Michael Jordan signing

It is only natural that some people mistook NFL’s young guard to be the basketball legend. On Sunday, the younger player’s agent announced the deal. While many fans were genuinely puzzled, some of them decided to have a bit of fun. Reacting to the Twitter post, numerous NBA fanatics went wild with the memes and jokes. They unleashed the 6-time NBA champion’s images. Here are the best bits.

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Don’t worry guys, this isn’t the Michael Jordan you think it is. Did you get confused too? Although he has the qualities, the Charlotte Hornets owner isn’t coming out of retirement for a stint in the NFL. Not yet, at least.

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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. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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