It has just emerged today that Michael Jordan has donated an eye-watering sum of money to a local food shelter.
Here's what we know...
Michael Jordan is one of the most prestigious athletes of all time...And it appears his heart is just as big as his mighty frame.
In 1993, things were looking pretty sweet for Michael Jordan.The incredible athlete had the world at his feet and made a lot off of his incredible talent.
And now, it seems like the star plans to pay it back to people in need...He's definitely feeling the holiday spirit!
Of course, he's still known as the GOAT in basketball...It's likely no one will ever top him.
Jordan began his professional basketball career when he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984.
via: imdbThe draft also featured court legends John Stockton and Charles Barkley.
Jordan soon proved to be a stand out on the court.
via: imdbHis talent was proven when he helped the team make the playoffs and scored an average of 28.2 points per game that season.
And it didn't go unnoticed...
via: imdbJordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was selected for the All-Star Game for his spectacular performance.
Jordan's second season, however, was marred with injury.
via: imdbNevertheless, he proved he was one to watch - breaking new ground during the '86-'87 season.
By the late '80s, the Chicago Bulls were quickly becoming a huge force in the basketball world...
via: imdbAnd Jordan was credited for being one of the main reasons for the team's rising success... and it was truly up from there.
Following a short stint in minor league baseball, in March 1995 Jordan returned to basketball for the Chicago Bulls...
via: imdbAnd he came back stronger than ever.
Jordan lead the Bulls to a then-record seventy-two regular-season wins...
via: GettySo it's safe to say, he has a gleaming basketball resumé.
Over the years, since beginning his professional basketball career, Jordan retired from the sport 3 times.
via: GettyHe first retired in 1993 and again in 1998, then finally hung up his jersey for good back in 2003.
But that's not to say he's not been busy...
via: imdbThe incredible Netflix documentary The Last Dance covered his entire professional career - alongside his tumultuous personal life.