Michael Jordan is someone the NBA world holds close to its hearts. He has been a strong influence over several individuals including past and present players. He set the bar really high while he competed for the Chicago Bulls and now he looks forward to dominating the world of business. The 60-year-old is one such individual that some fans wish was immortal and a world without MJ would leave a void that cannot be filled.
Michael Jordan – Post Moves ✨ pic.twitter.com/DfzKvQKunS
— ؘ (@SinceroJordan) July 17, 2023
Recently, a Facebook profile called R.I.P. Michael Jordan garnered a lot of attention from users. The page’s description read, “At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (July 16, 2023), our beloved basketball player Michael Jordan passed away. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in New York. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
A large group of fans were convinced that Mike was no more. Fans all over the internet began to send their condolences to the legend’s family. But some caught on to the hoax as a couple of intellects did their research and found no credible evidence of the 6x NBA Champion’s death.
Jordan is a high-profile personality and his death would’ve been covered by leading news agencies as well. But there were no such reports on the internet either. Turns out Mike was just another victim of fake news.
Michael Jordan was also rumored to come out of retirement earlier this year
Much like Michael Jordan, several celebrities face such instances almost every day. Ironically, this isn’t the first time MJ has been linked to a crazy rumor either. A few months ago, a rumor regarding his return to the game went viral on various platforms. Fans were made to believe that Jordan was coming out of retirement to help the Charlotte Hornets bounce right into title contention.
Fans were spiraling out of control regarding the rumor. Some believed it was true solely because Jordan loves being competitive. MJ is way past his glory days and it may be really hard for him to move as fast as he used to as well. Even if he can’t return to the game, Mike has other ways to stay relevant. He has numerous business investments and owns a few sports teams as well.
Michael Jordan could fool any defender 🏀 pic.twitter.com/b50TIV0U2s
— Fanly (@fanly) July 11, 2023
However, rumors like these don’t necessarily age well. For example, finding out a loved one is dead via social can be painfully upsetting. There have been several cases of such instances and celebrities do not wish to deal with them. Thankfully, the internet is a helpful tool that people can use to conduct personal investigations to debunk theories. These days fans are quick to catch onto fake news as well.