Michael Jordan, one of the richest basketball players (past or present) in the National Basketball Association, is donating $100 million over 10 years to organizations promoting education, racial equality and social justice.
The 57-year old Chicago Bulls legend is the owner of the NBA team Charlotte Hornets, while his popular Jordan line of sneakers is a subsidiary of Nike shoes.
Jordan’s pledge comes in the wake of the “lynching” of George Floyd the other week, photos of which were shown worldwide, at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
In a statement, Jordan said he is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry” over the death of Floyd and ongoing police brutality in America.
“Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America. Don’t accept innocent lives being taken from us. Don’t make any more excuses,” he said.