I have always wondered why Michael Jordan never did more with his wealth and fame. He is arguably the greatest celebrity in modern times, but his lack of interest in promoting causes other than his name and his bank account are questionable at best. As great as the late Arthur Ashe was to fighting racism and Apartheid, imagine the impact he would have had if he carried the initials MJ? I keep waiting for MJ to do more besides spending millions at a Vegas card table. I have not given up. He is only in his 40’s with plenty of time to find a cause other than money.
I cannot talk much. What have I done besides a few charity donations to end global warming and global poverty. ESPN’s Granderson writes:
“When I think of the large cultural space he occupies — even in retirement — and the fact Republicans buy sneakers too” remains his most memorable contribution to the political landscape, I am truly baffled that he can rest peacefully at night. I don’t care if he’s a Republican, Democrat or Libertarian. But while his iconic Nike labelmate, Lance Armstrong, has become synonymous with yellow wristbands and the cancer fight, MJ, who is far more influential, continues to steadfastly sidestep using his image for social change, even as it relates to issues of the global black community.”