CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.
Jordan said in a statement Tuesday on Twitter through his spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, that he’s “devastated” at the destruction in the Bahamas, adding “my heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones.”
Jordan, who owns property in and frequently visits the Bahamas, says as the recovery and relief efforts continue he will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify nonprofit agencies where the funds will have the most impact.
Jordan added that “the Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm.”
Jordan is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time, as he was a 14-time All-Star, five-time regular-season MVP, six-time NBA champion and six-time NBA Finals MVP.
He spent 13 seasons with the Bulls and finished his career with two campaigns as a member of the Washington Wizards.
After retiring, Jordan became a successful businessman due largely to his Jordan Brand empire. That allowed him to become one of the first minorities to own an NBA team.