Michael Jordan

With the controversy caused by Donald Sterling, race has taken center stage in the sports world. Sterling’s racists remarks drew the ire of many in the NBA including legendary great Michael Jordan.

The owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and arguably, the greatest player off all-time admits in a recent interview that there was a time when he held racists views as well.

The revelation comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby. In the book, Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-1970s, buying uniforms for sports teams and bibles for schools.

In 1977, he remembers a girl at school calling him a n****r.

“So I threw a soda at her,” he says. “I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people.”
He was suspended for the incident. During that time it was his mother who convinced him that he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred.

Source: NY Post