There is something very comforting in the knowledge that Michael Jordan isn’t immune to embarrassing high school moments.
Last week, a 30-year-old letter written from Jordan to his high school love, Laquetta Robinson, surfaced on the Internet and became an instant viral sensation. It featured the undeniably greatest player of all time -- unless you’re Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- waxing poetic to some girl in a slightly awkward, but largely endearing way. Reportedly, the letter was sold on December 19, 2004 for approximately $5,000 to a bidder that can appreciate true romance.
Unfortunately, the otherwise sweet story took a nasty turn, though. Robinson claims that she never even realized that the letter was missing, and that she is deeply hurt about it being made public. She suspects that a family member took it, but the investigation remains ongoing.
"That was between him and me," she said. "Not anyone else. It wasn't for anyone else to have knowledge of it. That's something he wrote to me, at that time, out of his heart
”More than anything, I wouldn’t want Michael to think I did. I wouldn’t want him to think I would betray him in this way."
Check out a copy of the letter, in its entirety, below.
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 earn 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