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.