Michael Jordan’s High School Love Letter
A love letter penned by Michael Jordan to his high school sweetheart has resurfaced and is causing controversy, at least for the woman it was written for.
Laquette Robinson of Goldsboro, North Carolina is outraged that a copy of her letter was published on “LettersOfNote.com” before being picked up by ESPN.
Robinson says more than anything she hopes the basketball great doesn’t think she had anything to do with its resurfacing.
“That was between him and me. Not anyone else. It wasn’t for anyone else to have knowledge of it. That’s something he wrote to me, at that time, out of his heart….More than anything, I wouldn’t want Michael to think that I did it, cause I wouldn’t want him to think that I would betray him in this way.”
In the letter a young Jordan apologizes for making her “Look pretty rotten” and talks of having a necklace stolen. He also talks about celebrating his birthday with his basketball teammates and compliments her on her beauty.
“My Dearest Laquette
How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. Chemistry class writing you a letter, so that tell you how much I care for you. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie. I know that you feelings was hurt whenever I loss my necklace or had it stolen.
I was really happy when you gave me my honest coin money that I won off the bet. I want to thank you for letting me hold your annual. I show it to everyone at school. Everyone think you are a very pretty young lady and I had to agree because it is very true. Please don’t let this go to your head. (smile) I sorry to say that I can’t go to the game on my birthday because my father is taking the whole basketball team out to eat on my birthday. Please don’t be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.
I want you to know that my feeling for you has not change yet. ← (joke) I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint. Well I have spent my time very wisely by write to you. I hope you write back soon. Well I must go, the period is almost over. See you next time around, which I hope comes soon.
With my Best Love
Michael J. Jordan”
Lelands.com, an auction site, reports that the note and a picture of Robinson and Jordan at prom were sold for thousands in 2004.
Robinson suspects a family member took the letter and sold it to the auction house and vows to legal action.
She also says she’s noticed various items Jordan gave her disappear including jerseys.