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Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in North Carolina

first_imgThe goal is to deliver 5,000 food boxes.The Hornets Foundation also will make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Food Lion, the team’s Official Hunger Relief Partner, will be donating the food packed for the boxes.Additionally, Hornets and NBA merchandising partner Fanatics has designed a special T-shirt featuring the Hornets logo in the middle of the states of North and South Carolina surrounded by the words “Carolina Strong.” The NBA, the Hornets and Fanatics will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund. The T-shirts are now available online at NBAstore.com, Fanatics.com and HornetsFanShop.com for $24.99.“We reached out to try to find as many partners who are willing to sacrifice and give to this cause,” Jordan said. “The Red Cross will deal with the immediate food and shelter and the Foundation For The Carolinas will deal more with the long-term assistance. This is not a short-term thing. This is going to be a process, but it is going to take time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It just hits home,” Jordan told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I know all of those places: Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, New Bern, and Wallace, which is where my father is from. So quite naturally it hits home, and I felt like I had to act in a sense that this is my home.”The 55-year-old Jordan said he still has an aunt, cousins and several buddies who live in coastal North Carolina. He also has a nephew who attends UNC Wilmington, which has remains closed while recovering from the damage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe watched television with extra concern last week when the hurricane pounded the area, causing 34 known deaths — including 26 in North Carolina — and leaving behind damaged homes, power outages and extensive flooding.Jordan spent the days after trying to get in touch with family and friends to make sure they were safe. He was relieved upon learning they were uninjured. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “At the end of the day, it makes you think about the path that you have taken, and where your life has taken you,” Jordan said. “And I just feel like, well, maybe if I can help in some sort of way all of the people, and all of the places, that have helped me along the road.”Jordan said it’s fulfilling to have the resources to help.“I have been one of the lucky ones to move on and build an unbelievable career,” said Jordan, who played college basketball at North Carolina. “It just makes it a little more special when you can actually help out an area you know very, very well.”Jordan plans to visit the area at some point when the roads are safe to travel and check up on family and friends.In addition to the donation, more than 100 members of the Hornets organization will help pack disaster food boxes Friday at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. The disaster food boxes, which provide individual meals, will be shipped to Wilmington, Fayetteville and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and distributed to those directly impacted by the hurricane.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help.The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the Carolinas — $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 76ers name Elton Brand general manager Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

Im feeling like I have been a lot healthier now

first_img“I’m feeling like I have been; a lot healthier now,” he said Friday, when he was officially listed questionable on the final injury report after being limited all week in practice. “My leg is feeling good. I got a lot of conditioning this week and I’ll be ready for this week.”With Floyd healthy and a much healthier John Brown, who’s been dealing with his own hamstring issue, the Cardinals have their full complement of receivers for the first time since Week 7.The same cannot be said about the Cardinals defense, especially the defensive line.Tackles Cory Redding and Frostee Rucker are inactive with ankle injuries. Neither practiced this week and were ruled out on Friday.Ed Stinson is also sidelined with a groin issue.The good news is that both safety Deone Bucannon (concussion) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (ankle) are available.Bucannon cleared the NFL concussion protocol and practiced on a limited basis Friday. Peterson, too, was limited in practice Friday after not seeing the field either Wednesday or Thursday.“I’m going to be very careful with Deone,” head coach Bruce Arians said, before adding Sean Weatherspoon “will step in” if needed at inside linebacker. After a week off, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd returns to action.OK, week off is hardly the accurate description.Floyd sat out last week’s win against Cincinnati, missing his first-ever NFL game due to a hamstring injury suffered in the fourth quarter at Seattle.Floyd, who has caught a touchdown pass in four consecutive games, is now back and will be in uniform for this week’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, the site of Super Bowl 50 this upcoming February. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And with Peterson not quite at full strength, cornerback Robert Nelson, Jr., the former Arizona State Sun Devil, will dress for the first time since joining the active roster two weeks ago.The remaining inactives include quarterback Matt Barkley, linebacker Shaq Riddick, guard Jonathan Cooper and tackle D.J. Humphries.Cooper (knee) is missing his second straight game, meaning Ted Larsen makes his second straight start at right guard.For the Niners (3-7), running back Carlos Hyde (foot) and linebacker Ahmad Brooks (concussion) are out due to injury.Also sitting are wide receiver DeAndrew White, cornerback Chris Davis, linebacker Ray-Ray Anderson, guard Brandon Thomas and offensive lineman Ian Silberman.The Cardinals (8-2) are looking for their first win in the Bay Area since 2008. That is also the last season the Cardinals swept the season series against the 49ers.“We’ve had good focus. A lot of energy out there,” Arians said, referring to the week of preparation. “It still always comes down to those plays in the game that you’d better be focused and going full speed, and we’ve talked about it all week.“I like where we’re at right now.” Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) catches a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more