Famous Names

Michael Jordan drives a pickup truck littered with rubber fishing lures in all shapes and colors. During the summer, he rents boats and sells live bait out of a wooden shed situated along Lake Shenandoah through his side business, MJ’s Bait and Some Tackle.

He doesn’t play as much basketball as he did when he was younger.

(1/16/15) - (Harrisonburg) While he may not stand nearly as tall as the 6' 6'' basketball star of the same name, Harrisonburg's own Michael Jordan poses with a bulls jersey and basketball on Friday inside JMU's convocation center. Jordan retired recently after 33 years of service with JMU's food and dining services. (Jason Lenhart/Daily News-Record)

(1/16/15) – (Harrisonburg)
While he may not stand nearly as tall as the 6′ 6” basketball star of the same name, Harrisonburg’s own Michael Jordan poses with a bulls jersey and basketball on Friday inside JMU’s convocation center. Jordan retired recently after 33 years of service with JMU’s food and dining services.
(Jason Lenhart/Daily News-Record)

“Were you expecting someone taller?” Jordan asks as he reaches out a hand void of championship rings.

Michael Jordan of Harrisonburg first started hearing his name on television in his early 20s, when a young basketball player at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill started making game-winning jump shots.

“He wasn’t what you would call a superstar in the beginning,” Jordan says. “I’d just hear his name sporadically and be like, `What’d they say? Was that my name?'”

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