The world is well aware of the fuel that burned inside Michael Jordan on the basketball court. But what about the passion within his teenage heart?
Somehow, a 1980 letter from the NBA legend to high school girlfriend, Laquette Robinson, was obtained and sold at auction, then leaked online.
The text of the letter is rather uninteresting, but the love note was a sensation in large part because it showed a side of Jordan we hadn't seen.
However, the woman-in-question says she has no idea how the letter ever went to auction, and may take legal action against those responsible.
Why? Because she suspects a family member took the letter and sold it to the auction house, and she would never try to capitalize off of MJ.
"It was mine, it was private," Robinson told CNN, saying it was taken "without my knowledge, without my permission, and it really upsets me."
Again, the letter itself is innocuous. But if Laquetta is serious that it was stolen from her and sold off, somebody could be in for a fat lawsuit.
As for how she can prove she wasn't behind the leak? She's got a bunch of other ones like this, she says. Why sell just one for a few grand?
Follow the jump to read what Michael Jordan's love letter said ...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