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Jordan NBA documentary to air on Netflix Philippines

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:25 AM

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls debuts in the Philippines this April

Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 04 June during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/Vincent LAFORET (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)

Jordan jokes about crying meme in candid Kobe eulogy

Feb 25, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Despite being pitted against each other due to their matching style of play and dogged mentality, Michael Jordan says he treated Kobe Bryant as his 'little brother'

LEGEND TO LEGEND. Retired NBA great Michael Jordan cries as he speaks during the "Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant" service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Tearful Michael Jordan commemorates 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:55 AM

'When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died, and as I look in this arena, across the globe, a piece of you died,' says NBA great Michael Jordan

epaselect epa08245204 Former NBA player and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan cries as he talks about NBA Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna's memorial service 'A Celebration of Life: Kobe and Gianna Bryant' at Staple Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 24 February 2020. Bryant, his daughter Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Alobelli, Christina Mauser, and helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan died in helicopter crash in a Calabassas hillside on 26 January. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

Michael Jordan mourns death of 'little brother' Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. I loved Kobe – he was like a little brother to me,' says Michael Jordan

ICONS. Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan share a bond beyond basketball. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

Nike's Jordan Brand inks rising star Zion to shoe deal

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Five months after suffering an injury when his Nike shoe blew apart, No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson inks a multiyear deal with the Jordan Brand

IN DEMAND. Michael Jordan believes that the much coveted Zion Williamson can ‘shock the world.’ Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Jordan says Tiger comeback 'greatest I have ever seen'

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'He's probably the only person who believed he could get back,' Michael Jordan says of fellow sporting great Tiger Woods

ICONS. Basketball legend Michael Jordan thinks there’s no telling now what golfing great Tiger Woods can do. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Jordan over LeBron for NBA G.O.A.T title

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan remains to be the fan favorite over LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

GOAT. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls celebrates June 14 after winning game six of the NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz for their sixth NBA title. File photo by Robert Sullivan/AFP

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

WATCH: 'I always wanted to be like Jordan,' says LeBron

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up,' LeBron James on NBA great Michael Jordan

BASKETBALL GODS. LeBron James says he’ll always revere Michael Jordan. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. rights chief: PH's 'drug war' not a model for any country | Evening wRap

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

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WATCH: LeBron passes Jordan for 4th in NBA career points

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

'It's just an honor to have my name be mentioned among all the greats,' says LeBron James after moving past Michael Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list

LEGEND. The next record target for LeBron James is fellow Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Jordan impressed by Harden, Westbrook records

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:24 AM

The legendary Michael Jordan praises the record-breaking NBA stars, but quips: 'Which is harder from a player's standpoint? Six championships probably'

WATCH: LeBron says seeing Michael Jordan for first time like 'meeting God'

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar recalls his first meeting with the NBA legend

Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Jordan over LeBron: Allen Iverson reveals his GOAT

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The 2001 NBA MVP says statistics won't change his mind on the Greatest of All Time debate

HIS AIRNESS. Allen Iverson (middle) picks Michael Jordan (left) over LeBron James in the GOAT conversation. Photos from Wikipedia (Jordan and Iverson) and Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (James)

LeBron James hits 3 NBA milestones in one game

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers superstar moves up in the league's all-time scoring, all-time 30-point games, and all-time field goals lists

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. LeBron James becomes the NBA's active overall points leader. Photo from Lakers Twitter.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan invests in esports franchise

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The six-time NBA champion joins his fellow Dream Team teammate Magic Johnson as an aXiomatic investor

Former NBA star Michael Jordan and President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss attend the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

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Sep 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Jordan, Melania back Lebron James after Trump insult

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:44 AM

NBA legend Michael Jordan says LeBron James has done an 'amazing job' while US First Lady Melania Trump hopes to visit the Lakers superstar's new school

MODEL ATHLETE. LeBron James addresses the crowd during the recent opening his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: NBA MVP record-breakers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:07 PM

From Wilt Chamberlain to Russell Westbrook, check out this rundown of legendary NBA players who broke records during their MVP seasons

LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate is over for Charles Barkley

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:31 PM

LeBron James has now lost 6 NBA Finals series, the same number of championships Michael Jordan won

LEGACY. LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan for most of his career. James photo from by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP and Jordan photo from Wikipedia

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's double-digit record

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:03 PM

James scores at least 10 points for the 867th straight time in his 15-year career

LEBRON. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court against the Brooklyn Nets on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. File photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

James matches Jordan milestone in leading Cavs over Hornets

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:32 AM

James hits double digits in the second quarter with an alley-oop dunk off a pass from JR Smith

IMPRESSIVE FEAT. LeBron James matches Michael Jordan's accomplishment of scoring double digits for the 866th consecutive game. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Michael Jordan says 'Mabuhay' to the Philippines

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:01 PM

When Jordan speaks, you listen

LEGEND. Michael Jordan continues to inspire Filipino athletes to always give their all and hydrate with Gatorade.

Michael Jordan says super-teams will create 28 'garbage' teams

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Michael Jordan thinks super-teams are creating an imbalance in the league

GOAT SPEAKS. "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint," Jordan says of top talent merging to become super-teams. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Durant, Jordan congratulate Westbrook on MVP award

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

That boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year Kevin Durant writes on his Youtube Channel page

LeBron's legacy assured but Jordan's might glow brighter

Jun 09, 2017 - 12:48 PM

LeBron James says comparisons are great for barbershops but another Finals defeat may add more fuel to detractors

LEGACY. Barring a miracle, LeBron James will have 5 NBA Finals defeats, with only Elgin Baylor and Jerry West having more. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy

May 27, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Cavs LeBron James once wanted to be like Mike but he never dreamed of being mentioned in the same breath as the Chicago Bulls legend

MORE THAN NUMBERS. LeBron James focuses his eyes not in surpassing Michael Jordan's statline but cementing his own legacy. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

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May 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

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Not Batman’s Robin: Irving emerging as Cavs’ second leader

May 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

With the Cleveland Cavaliers going to the NBA Finals again Kyrie Irving needs to lead now more than ever

SECOND IN COMMAND. Kyrie Irving, 25, has evolved into a superstar talent with blazing competitive fire who is not afraid to hold even the great LeBron James to account Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

LeBron surpasses Jordan as NBA all-time playoff scorer

May 26, 2017 - 12:06 PM

LeBron James accomplishes two things in Game 5: surpasses Michael Jordan to become the all time playoff scoring leader and helps his team advance to the NBA Finals

TOP SCORER. LeBron James accomplished two things in Game 5: surpassed Michael Jordan to become the all-time playoff scoring leader, and helped his team advance to the NBA Finals. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler on a mission to carve his own Chicago Bulls legacy

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:13 PM

The face of today’s Bulls franchise doesn’t want to be known just as someone who played on the same team as Jordan and Pippen

LeBron chases Jordan legacy after winning Cleveland's first title

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:30 PM

My motivation is this ghost I m chasing The ghost played in Chicago LeBron James says referencing Michael Jordan

CHASING JORDAN. LeBron James has 3 NBA titles - the same number Michael Jordan had at his age. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Jordan shoots down kids' shoe dreams

Aug 01, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Kids at a basketball camp learned the hard way never to bet against a legend like Michael Jordan

GOAT. Michael Jordan proves he's still the Greatest of All Time. Screengrab from Instagram/@coachspoon2

Ceasefire, election protest, Jordan | 6PM wRap

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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NBA legend Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Michael Jordan pledges 2 million toward efforts to build trust

SPEAKING OUT. NBA great Michael Jordan, seen in this 2015 file photo, is speaking out on the gun violence heightening racial tensions in America, pledging millions of dollars in pursuit of a solution. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

LeBron James to star in 'Space Jam 2' – report

May 03, 2016 - 2:41 PM

A report says the Cleveland Cavaliers forward will star in the sequel to the 1996 hit that featured Michael Jordan

SPACE JAM 2. LeBron James, seen here at a press conference on June 10, 2015, is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in the movie sequel 'Space Jam 2', confirming a report in The Hollywood Reporter website. Photo by Timothy Clary/AFP

Military defense, election watch, Kobe Bryant | 12PM wRap

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Kobe Bryant's journey from phenom to legend

Apr 14, 2016 - 4:13 AM

Love him or hate him Kobe Bryant elicits strong feelings from all basketball fans

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate their first NBA title together after defeating the Indiana Pacers in 2000. The two would quarrel many times as teammates but are a big part of each other's legacies. Photo by AFP

'95-96 Bulls would sweep Warriors, says Pippen

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:15 AM

Scottie Pippen thinks his Chicago Bulls would ve needed just 4 games to put away this season s Warriors in a 7 game season

RUNNING OF THE BULLS. Scottie Pippen, seen with Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan after winning an NBA title together in 1996, thinks this season's Golden State Warriors wouldn't stand a chance against their team. File photo by Tim Zielenbach/AFP

WATCH: Comparing the 2016 and 1988 NBA Dunk Contests

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:42 AM

The duel between Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon harkens back to the night Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins threw down for the title of league s best dunker

DUNK CHAMP. Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine went above and beyond to defend his Dunk Contest title. File photo by WARREN TODA/EPA

Aquino defends veto, PH-US joint patrols, Oscars 2016 | 6PM wRap

Jan 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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NBA: Butler betters Jordan's franchise record

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The Bulls beat the Raptors the Nets Jarrett Jack is out for the season and Kenneth Faried gives an update on his condition

WATCH: Michael Jordan’s tribute to Kobe Bryant

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:09 PM

From one legend to another Jordan compliments Kobe on the career he’s had and more

Kobe Bryant lists best teams, players he faced in NBA career

Dec 22, 2015 - 6:40 AM

Kobe Bryant has faced some of the best players in NBA history Find out which ones make his list

Chicago Bulls' 72-win team would 'kill' Golden State Warriors, says Barkley

Dec 19, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Charles Barkley says the 1995 96 Chicago Bulls team that won a record 72 NBA games in one season would humble this year s record setting Golden State Warriors team

UNSTOPPA-BULLS. Charles Barkley says the 'little' Warriors wouldn't be able to deal with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, and the rest of the Bulls. File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

LeBron aims to be fearless like Michael Jordan

Oct 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

LeBron James admits he has been overcome by a fear of failure in the past but aims to be like Mike as the 2015 16 season nears

NBA Season Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Can the Hornets get past an injury to one of their main guys and make the playoffs?

Shaq picks Jordan over LeBron - but 'Dr. J was best'

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:01 PM

It’s a good question a good conversation But we’ll never know Shaq says of the debate over who really is the greatest of all time

SHAQ PICKS MIKE. Shaquille O'Neal weighs in on the LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate and picks the Chicago Bulls great. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP