Despite Rejecting Michael Jordan’s Job Offer, Lewis Hamilton Unearths Thrilling Details Of Texting MJ At F1’s USGP: “I Was Actually…”

Published 10/22/2023, 2:02 AM EDT

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7x world champion, Lewis Hamilton, is the GOAT in his own rights. Hamilton is always looking for excellence in himself and others. And that is what pushes him to reach greater heights. Already preparing to bag an eighth title, he wants to do so while still in his current team. On a different note, everybody knows Hamilton’s close relationship with NBA legend Michael Jordan.

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MJ has dabbled in pretty much everything there is to dabble out there. And one of his recent designations is a NASCAR team owner. Partnering with Denny Hamlin, 23XI Racing is His Airness’s latest venture. Appearing at F1’s USGP, Lewis mentions a normal occurrence with MJ.

Hamilton talks about his new normal with Michael Jordan

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In a recent video posted by Mercedes, many team members were asked to name their idols outside of F1. Hamilton’s answer – Micheal Jordan. MJ’s influence as a role model extends beyond the basketball world, as is evident. There is so much more to absorb from his games and work ethic. If you are a hustler, rise up to the occasion, and always try to be better than yesterday, paying close attention to Jordan will work in your favor.

For the British racer, Jordan’s friendship is a dream come true. There are not many who can say they have a close friendship with someone they grew up admiring. In a recent X post, the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team shared Lewis Hamilton discussing his relationship with Jordan before the USGP race tomorrow.

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“I was actually texting with Michael Jordan this morning … it’s just always very surreal to have the opportunity to meet the people … you’ve grown up watching and admiring.”

 

Well, it’s always nice to have your wishes come true. In Hamilton’s case, it was the result of determination and hard work. Pure hard work. That could have also been another reason why MJ tried recruiting Hamilton to his team. Remember what happened?

Hamilton politely declined MJ’s recruitment attempt

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Hamilton’s refusal to join Michael Jordan baffled a lot, except his loyal fans. Michael Jordan’s interest in racing prompted him to start his own NASCAR team. 23XI Racing has completed 92 games but only managed to win 4 so far. As with his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets, Jordan’s luck did not spread to the teams he owns.

That could be the primary reason he offered the F1 GOAT Hamilton a job offer. Unfortunately, Lewis’s loyalty lies primarily with his Mercedes team. He has said as much on multiple occasions as well. “My goal was always to be with Mercedes. I love that we have the long partnership we have…I think there’s a lot of work, a lot to accomplish together, so I want to be a part of that.”

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If anyone can understand the reasoning behind his decision, it is Michael Jordan. Respecting the young racer’s wishes, Jordan let it go. But this never dented their friendship, as is evident in the post above.

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