A Hand Written Love Letter From Michael Jordan Circa 1980

Wow, do you actually remember hand written love letters? A love letter from Michael Jordan written in 1980 while he was a senior at Laney high, to a young lady named Laquette has surfaced. Bad spelling aside, it’s sweet to remember a time when it was ok for guys to go out of their way to make a girl feel special. Even if it’s after he messed up to begin with.

A couple of random notes:

  • Jordan mentions some money he won from a bet. Clearly he’s always had an affinity for gambling :giggle:
  • He apologizes for making her “look pretty rotten.” Wow, Jordan was publicly humiliating Laquette?
  • Laquette??? I wonder where she is now? Probably telling her kids and friends. “See, I told you I was almost Mrs. Michael Jordan.”

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

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