Michael Jordan stepped out for an intimate date night with his wife, Yvette Prieto, this week.
The outgoing owner of the Charlotte Hornets is known for being notoriously private when it comes to his personal life, so naturally NBA fans were extremely intrigued to see him step out in this fashion.
That’s as close as fans have gotten to his personal life.
As a result, Jordan’s date night photos with Prieto caused something of a stir.
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) June 28, 2023
Fans had mixed reactions to the imagery. Some loved seeing Jordan out and about.
Others? Not so much.
He looks like her father…ick!
— hygieneguru (@McHygieneguru) June 29, 2023
Oops MJ fails the green line test
— Sarah Jane (@SJWilliams123) June 28, 2023
These two humans have provided a lot of joy in my life. Thanks guys.
— Dave Allgood (@theallgoodnews) June 28, 2023
Big picture, even though he retired a long time ago, Jordan remains one of the biggest names in all of sports. It doesn’t matter whether he is breaking down the five players he’d want to play in their primes, showcasing elite-level hand placement in photos with Mary J. Blige or revealing the only athlete to ever intimidate him, anything he does is frontpage news.
Zach’s mom brought out the cowgirl outfit for July 4 weekend. Impressive. https://t.co/nCRj6lRI0W
— Game 7 (@game7__) July 1, 2023
And that is unlikely to change now, even in his post-Hornets owner future.
He is just too big of an icon for anything else.
What will Jordan ultimately go viral for next? Time will tell.