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Arguable NBA GOAT Michael Jordan Became a Little Fanboy for MLB Legend Ken Griffey Jr: “Can I Get an Autograph?”



Many regard Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time in basketball. He achieved everything in his playing career that an NBA player can only dream of. Jordan won six championships with the Bulls, which includes two three-peats. While he has many fans globally, Jordan himself had a little fanboy moment for another sports legend.

His Airness won his first three-peat with the Bulls in the early 90s. However, soon after that, he announced his retirement from the game and tried his luck in baseball. Jordan joined the Chicago-based baseball franchise in 1993. Back at that time, Kenneth Griffey Jr. was among the best players in the MLB, playing for Seattle Mariners.

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 7: American basketball star Michael Jordan takes batting practice 07 February 1994 with the Chicago White Sox in a bid to play with their baseball team. (Photo credit should read EUGENE GARCIA/AFP via Getty Images)

Kenny was one of the hottest names in the baseball world and was in for his fourth straight MLB All-Star. During the 1993 All-Star, Jordan was among the attendees and pursued Kenny just like any other fanboy.

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Michael Jordan asked for Kenneth Griffey Jr’s autograph in 1993

During the early 90s, every baseball fan was in awe of Kenny. And Jordan was no different. An old video has resurfaced, where Jordan is asking Kenny for an autograph.


Never Forget when Michael Jordan asked Ken Griffey Jr for an autograph at the All-Star Game

— Baseball (@mlbelites_) January 20, 2022

It is incredible, considering Jordan was already a global figure by 1993 and had won three NBA championships. Not just this, Jordan was one of the most marketable sportspersons at that time and even some MLB players looked up to him as a legend. But Jordan really wanted that autograph and went for it, despite his fame.

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Kenneth Griffy Jr. went on to play for the Mariners till 1999 and signed with Cincinnati Reds in 2000. Ken went to straight 11 All-Stars from 1990 to 2000 and made two more appearances later in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In 2008, Ken signed for Chicago White Sox, the same franchise where Jordan was for a while. However, Ken signed with his former Seattle side in 2009 and ended his MLB career in 2010. The Mariners retired his number 24 and inducted him in their Hall of Fame. Cincinnati Reds also inducted him in their Hall of Fame in 2016.


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