NBA legend Michael Jordan, 60, spotted out on date night with wife Yvette Prieto, as pair light up red carpet at Nashville NASCAR event
NBA legend Michael Jordan is most known for his famous performances on the basketball court, but he also has a passion for a completely unrelated sport.
The 60-year-old is a tremendous fan of NASCAR and is frequently seen sitting trackside watching some of the sport’s biggest personalities compete. What better night to take his wife Yvette Prieto to a NASCAR celebration?
Last week, MJ and Prieto, 44, went on a very unusual date night in Nashville to mark the beginning of the NASCAR Ally 400 race weekend. As they posed for photos at the Electric Jane, where a slew of other famous people joined them, the two lighted up the red carpet.
One of NASCAR’s top stars, Bubba Wallace, as well as competitor Kurt Busch and country music icon Garth Brooks, attended. As the couple celebrates ten years of marriage this year, Jordan maintains a very low profile with his wife.
Three years after their 2008 nightclub encounter in Miami, Jordan proposed to the model who was born in Cuba.
After 13 years as the owner of the NBA franchise, Jordan has recently been in the news due to rυmors that he is selling his majority ownership in the Charlotte Hornets for an eye-popping $3 BILLION.
Even though MJ is rυmored to be eager to give up overall control, he is supposed to be keeping a minority ownership in the team. Just last week, they selected Brandon Miller with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 Draft.
Jordan bought a minority investment in the Hornets in 2006, but in 2010 he took control of the team as its majority owner.
Poor performances, terrible trades, and lousy management, including Jordan’s own, marred Jordan’s time with the Hornets. Since 2010–11, when he became the main owner, the Charlotte Hornets have posted a combined record of 423-600, with just three seasons ending in victories.
They only had two playoff appearances during that period, in 2014 and 2016, both of which were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the first round.
The Hornets have never placed higher than eighth in the Eastern Conference since their most recent playoff participation in 2016.
It all came to a head last season when Charlotte finished with a 27-55 record, worst in their own division and 14th in the conference.