Michael Jordan to be honored with museum in his hometown of Wilmington
Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and North Carolina legend, will be honored with a museum in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. The museum, which will be part of the Project Grace redevelopment plan for downtown Wilmington, will showcase items from Jordan’s illustrious career and highlight Jordan family traditions.
Jordan’s mother, Deloris Jordan, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with New Hanover County, Wilmington’s governing body, authorizing the museum. The museum is expected to be a major attraction for tourists as well as a tribute to Jordan’s contributions to the city and state.
This isn’t the first time Jordan has given generously to Wilmington. in 2021, he donated $10 million to open two medical clinics in the city to serve uninsured and underinsured residents. He has also made significant donations to other causes in North Carolina, including post-hurricane relief efforts and the establishment of the Jordan Family Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jordan’s connection to Wilmington began when he was a student at Laney High School, where he played basketball and starred in the 1982 state championship game. His accomplishments on the court have placed him among the greatest basketball players of all time, and his off-court philanthropy has made him a widely beloved figure in North Carolina.
The proposed museum is a testament to Jordan’s monumental legacy and his deep connection to his hometown. It is sure to become a popular destination for Jordan fans and basketball enthusiasts around the world.