In ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” the world saw Michael Jordan as the absolute competitor, but one fan invested more than $25,000 to get a glimpse of an alternate perspective of the GOAT. Jordan wrote a 20-page letter filled with both love and helplessness to Amy Hunter, an actress with whom he is presumed to have had an affair, and someone purchased at auction on Sunday for $25,703.
In 2014, the letter fetched $2,560, however after “The Last Dance,” its worth skyrocketed. Jordan wrote, “Amy, sometimes I am the most selfish person on this earth because, for one whole year, all I thought about was Michael.”
He further added, “I admit I made a mistake, but found it difficult to change it. Let’s say I do change the mistake. You would not believe the problems we would encounter. It is unthinkable. We wouldn’t have a pleasant relationship or a private one. Our business is up for opinions by the whole world. This is a pressure I can’t live with.” (h/t via NY Post)
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The letter seemed to have been penned shortly after Jordan wed his now ex-wife Juanita Vanoy in September 1989. In the letter, Michael makes a reference to Jeffery, his very first kid, who was born in 1988. In some segments, he talked about moving to Utah so that they could have the option of practicing polygamy but additionally wrote that the society and his spectators wouldn’t allow it, and neither would his conscience.
Michael Jordan ditched Amy Hunter the second he found out about his child
Soon after delivering the letter, Jordan exchanged vows with Juanita Vanoy, the mother of all three of his oldest kids. At that juncture, the couple were parenting a son together whom they named Jeffrey. Jordan made a mention of having “a baby by a lady who I have loved for 3 1/2 years” in the letter, implying he had been disloyal in his course of relationship with Hunter.
“Amy, if I was Michael Jordan, the ordinary man with a 9 to 5 job, then it wouldn’t be hard to admit my mistake,” he wrote. “But instead, I am the Michael Jordan who is put on the pedestal and viewed to be the perfect role model. A lot of people, not just kids, but whole families. Can you imagine the responsibilities I have to deal with? Not to mention a baby by a lady whom I have loved for 32 years“, he added.
After learning of his partner’s pregnancy, he felt obligated to discontinue his relationship with Amy. The 20-page letter he penned to Amy in which he presented his justifications started, “Amy, I will always until the day I die!!“. Jordan revealed to have felt like “a kid in a candy store” since he desired to be with both Vanoy and Hunter. Perhaps he loved her more than she could’ve ever understood, but the thought of his son drove his mind elsewhere, calling it quits with her.