Just a few weeks ago we told you all about Michael Jordan’s “wrapped” 80′ Viking(READ HERE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE). For the basketball champion, fishing has evidently become a major passion, aided by the early end of the NBA championship for his team, the Charlotte Hornets, who will not take the court in the season finale. In fact, the Hornets, a team of which he is president, are not included in the tournament to be played in Orlando.
No basketball for Jordan? Then we go fishing!
No basketball for Michael Jordan? No problem, you go fishing! So, these days, he decided to take part in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, a long-running competition in Morehead City (it has been in existence since 1957) North Carolina, near where Jordan was born and raised. Aboard Catch 23, his fisherman, the crew he is part of caught a marlin weighing more than 200 kg. Big yes, but not big enough. In fact, with this weight, he took only sixth place on the first day of competition out of six planned.
“I’d like to come back with a little bigger fish,” Jordan said in a brief interview posted on the tournament’s Facebook page. And not only him, probably! Indeed, the stakes are not only glory and the satisfaction of catching a great fish, but also an attractive dollar amount.
The total prize pool is $3.3 million ; $552 ,000 will go to the first person able to catch a 500-pound marlin, and $1.1 million for whoever catches the heaviest overall.
A total of about 205 boats from all over the world are entered in the tournament.