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 ...