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Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

Posted on: July 1, 2011 12:56 pm
Edited on: July 2, 2011 9:01 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Michael Jordan is the greatest ever. Even Scottie Pippen realizes that now.

But he wasn't always. There's that famous story about Jordan getting cut from his varsity team at Laney High School and using that as motivation to kill everyone he ever encountered on the basketball court. Well, maybe we found the reason he didn't make it. He was distracted. By some girl named Laquette or as MJ called her, "My dearest Laquette."



Yes, that really is a high school love letter written by His Airness. The letter was sold at an auction in December 2004, for $5,100.66 and was posted Thursday on the site Letters of Note, thus revealing it to the world.

If you can't read MJ's flowing cursive penmanship, here's the full text:
My Dearest Laquette

How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. Chemistry class writing you a letter, so that tell you how much I care for you. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie. I know that you feelings was hurt whenever I loss my necklace or had it stolen.

I was really happy when you gave me my honest coin money that I won off the bet. I want to thank you for letting me hold your annual. I show it to everyone at school. Everyone think you are a very pretty young lady and I had to agree because it is very true. Please don't let this go to your head. (smile) I sorry to say that I can't go to the game on my birthday because my father is taking the whole basketball team out to eat on my birthday. Please don't be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.

I want you to know that my feeling for you has not change yet. ← (joke) I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint. Well I have spent my time very wisely by write to you. I hope you write back soon. Well I must go, the period is almost over. See you next time around, which I hope comes soon.

With my Best Love

Michael J. Jordan

Wonder how Laquette feels these days? MJ was evidently pretty apologetic about losing something but really happy she gave him honest coin money that he won off a bet (see his gambling problem started early!).

Pretty crazy to read now, since, you know, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. But back in high school, he was just a cheesy kid writing love letters in Advaned Chemistry.

Via BDL

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

Pretty crazy to read now, since, you know, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time. But back in high school, he was just a cheesy kid writing love letters in Advaned Chemistry.

From reading that note, I think he should of paid more attention in English class!



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

Are you serious, someone actually paid $5,100.66 for a High School love letter from Michael to some female, it's a good thing that they didn't find something else, like the list showing Mike did not make the Varsity BB team.  This is just another example of someone with too much money and they have no idea what to do with it.  Whoever bought the letter should have gone down to the shelter and  made a donation to some person who is down on his luck and in need of a handup.

Everyone has got to stop calling Michael Jordan the GOAT, he is not the GOAT, ask basketball player who have actually accomplished something in their career and they will tell you WILT CHAMBERLAIN (The Big Dipper) was unstoppable on offense and on defense, no one not Russell, Kareem, Reed, Bellamy, not double or triple teaming could stop WILT truly the GOAT.  When have we ever heard of a Center leading the league in assist (Wilt Did) and in scoring and in blocked shots and in rebounding, 100 points against the Knicks with the whole team hanging on him wow.

I wonder if they will accept the opinion of the greatest winner the NBA has know Mr Bill Russell, who clearly states that Wilt Chamberlain is the greatest player the NBA has ever seen, or will we allow this farce to continue and leave it to opinion of those who don't know who The Big Dipper is and have only come to basket ball during the Michael Jordan era.  OBTW the Big Dipper claimed to have slept with more than 1000 women, now there is a research project, find the names of the 1000 women who have had an encounter with the Big Dipper. 
 




Since: Nov 11, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

This letter makes me LOL.  The coin money situation sounds like something from Saved By The Bell.




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 2, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

I come to CBS Sportsline to read sports news, not sports gossip or snarky little comments on a letter written 30 or more years ago. Jesus Christ!

As for Jordan's lack of grammar/spelling skills... you see worse on the message boards here every day...



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: July 2, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

My dearest michael, i hope to some day hold your hand and have you explain this letter to me.  After the big fire in adv chemistry my hands have no skin on them...but i dont blam you ! I blame that nerd kid that does all your homework while you practice your basketball skills.    love Lequita ...P.s i got your necklace and your not ever getting it bacK.



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

dacoach, read the letter in the photo.  Royce  is writing it word for word.  It's not Royce who needed to proof read !!!



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

Royce,
You need to proof read before posting



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2011 11:12 am
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

MJ I hope you learned how to proof read.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 2, 2011 10:21 am
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

he was in advanced chemisty? wow!!!



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 9:06 am
 

Read Michael Jordan's high school love letter

How old was he?   14 - 15 !!!




Do YALLS think he still writes the same?    


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