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Michael Jordan electrified the MotoGP world in a way never before seen by piloting the Ducati Desmosedici two-seater for four laps around Valencia's Ricardo Tormo Circuit with an elite escort.

Telefonica MoviStar Honda’s Colin Edwards and Sete Gibernau, joined by the Roberts brothers, Kurtis on the Proton KR and Kenny Jr. on a Suzuki GSX-R1000, escorted the six-time NBA champion around the circuit to the delight of fans, teams, and media. Jordan had been approached to ride on the back of the two-seater with Randy Mamola, but a previous experience doing the same with Jason Pridmore convinced him he wanted to be at the controls himself.

“It was Sete who talked me into it,” Jordan said with a wide grin after his four laps. “That was fun, but I only got it up to fourth gear. I can’t imagine what these things are like wide open in sixth. The straightaways were no problem, but I was trying to find the markers for the corners, then I had these other guys riding alongside tapping me on the leg. These things have so much power, I was trying to pull a wheelie, but in the end I was a bit too afraid, so I just started waving. I guess you could say I need a bit more time to get used to all that power.”

Both Kenny Jr. and Edwards were impressed with his riding, especially how deep he got into turn one at the end of the long front straight.

“We were just out there cruising, we were just playing around,” Edwards said. “We thought f*&%ing hell, he was in there pretty deep.”

Roberts Jr., who was riding a Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the first time, said, “He rode really well. He used all the right lines and everything. He’s obviously had some schooling.”

The plan was to do two laps, then three, and Jordan wanted a fourth.

“They were going to come in a lap before,” Edwards said, “and Kenny turned around to him and he was like ‘One more, one more.’”

The GP is the first for Jordan who arrived on Thursday in his private plane. Along for the ride were, among others, Jason Pridmore, Richie Alexander, Charles Oakley, Montez Stewart, and Ahmad Rashad. Thursday was spent relaxing and on Friday Jordan, Pridmore, and Rashad played golf at a nearby course with Spaniard Seve Ballasteros.

“It was like being at a PGA tour event for me, because I had so many people clicking cameras and I was so nervous I thought might not be able to pull it back,” Pridmore said.

With all the suites at the track booked, a garage was converted where Jordan and his team could relax. A steady stream of riders paid a visit, with all the Haydens stopping by as well as Max Biaggi. Jordan also met Marlboro Ducati riders Loris Capirossi and Troy Bayliss, as well as Randy Mamola. Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi took Jordan for a lap of the circuit in a BMW M-5. After a tire-scorching, sideways drifting slide out of the final corner, Jordan said one lap was enough.

“That was cool,” Edwards said. “That’s awesome for Ducati just to let him ride the two-seater.”
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LOL..for a second there, I thought we were talking about Michael Jordan, the chicago bulls Air Jordan ! yeah i know, its too early.. :lol:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
LOL..for a second there, I thought we were talking about Michael Jordan, the chicago bulls Air Jordan ! yeah i know, its too early.. :lol:

I was thinking the same thing. :lol: :smash:
 

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No ****? Wow, he should just stick to being an owner! He's way too tall to even get out of the wind!

I thought he was actually gonna sign some real riders for next year? He has been hangin around the Hayden's quite a bit...
 

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u gotta give the man props though, for trying it atleast...i mean, he's done everything else, and he's a multi-gazillionaire, so why not...atleast he wasn't squiddin it.. :lol:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
u gotta give the man props though, for trying it atleast...i mean, he's done everything else, and he's a multi-gazillionaire, so why not...atleast he wasn't squiddin it.. :lol:
looks like a squid :troll: to me .
 

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u gotta give the man props though, for trying it atleast...i mean, he's done everything else, and he's a multi-gazillionaire, so why not...atleast he wasn't squiddin it.. :lol:

Here you go:

Michael Jordan will make over $300,000 a game, $10,000 a minute, assuming he averages about 30 minutes a game.

Assuming $40 mil in endorsements next year, he'll be making $178,100 a day (working or not)!

Assuming he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.

If he goes to see Independence Day, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.

If he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.

He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage (after the wage hike)

He'll make $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.

If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 days.

If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.

He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be 'reimbursed' $33,390 for that round.

He could take 1/100,000th of his income and buy some poor college student 5200 packages of Ramen.

Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into his tax deferred account (401k), he will hit the federal cap of $9500 for such accounts at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st, 1997.

If you were given a tenth of a penny for every dollar he made, you'd be living comfortably at $65,000 a year.

He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics.

He'll make about $15,600 while the Boston Marathon is being run.

While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5600.

Next year, he'll make more than twice as much as all of our past presidents for all of their terms combined.

And something to cheer you up after all of this. . . Jordan will only have to have this income for 270 more years to have a net worth equivalent to that of Bill Gates.
 

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Here you go:

Michael Jordan will make over $300,000 a game, $10,000 a minute, assuming he averages about 30 minutes a game.

Assuming $40 mil in endorsements next year, he'll be making $178,100 a day (working or not)!

Assuming he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.

If he goes to see Independence Day, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.

If he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.

He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage (after the wage hike)

He'll make $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.

If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 days.

If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.

He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be 'reimbursed' $33,390 for that round.

He could take 1/100,000th of his income and buy some poor college student 5200 packages of Ramen.

Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into his tax deferred account (401k), he will hit the federal cap of $9500 for such accounts at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st, 1997.

If you were given a tenth of a penny for every dollar he made, you'd be living comfortably at $65,000 a year.

He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics.

He'll make about $15,600 while the Boston Marathon is being run.

While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5600.

Next year, he'll make more than twice as much as all of our past presidents for all of their terms combined.

And something to cheer you up after all of this. . . Jordan will only have to have this income for 270 more years to have a net worth equivalent to that of Bill Gates.
I'm with Twisty------ I Hate Jordan!!!!!!!!!!! :sob: :sob: :sob:
 

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those are old stats previously mentioned on MJ, from when he was still playing.

now why do you hate him, he's the greatest basketball player ever, period!! IMO...
 

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Personally I think it's great he is putting some money into the sport, even though that nasty baby blue has to go. He will bring more attention to the sport whether people like him or hate him....it is still attention, and it will get more people watching which helps the sport.

Now at the same time, it is a sport that if you don't know what your doin, get off the track. This isn't baseball, baseball is easy, any athlete can do it with some practice.

just my :2cents:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
those are old stats previously mentioned on MJ, from when he was still playing.

now why do you hate him, he's the greatest basketball player ever, period!! IMO...

They were mentioned on here before??? That is what he was worth in 2003. :D
 
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