Michael Jordan has been living the high life on vacation in Italy, with the NBA star smoking a cigar and enjoying a meal at a luxury hotel in Sardinia.
Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto were seen eating at the Cala di Volpe hotel in Sardinia, where a meal costs 300 euros ($336), water costs 20 euros a bottle ($22) and wine starts at 200 euros ($225). ).
Jordan, 60, was in the area on his yacht and was seen taking a boat to shore with a cigar in his mouth.
There’s been a heat wave in Europe today, and Jordan was seen wiping his forehead while sitting at the table in grueling 106-degree heat.
He was later seen wearing a number 23 jersey, a tribute to the jersey number he had during his glory days with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan won six NBA titles during his trophy-filled era with the Bulls.
Michael Jordan took a boat from his yacht to the coast in Sardinia while on vacation
NBA legend Jordan arrived at the restaurant with a signature cigar in his mouth.
Needed a fan to cool down – the heat on the Italian island has been over 100 degrees lately
Always the doting father, Jordan was seen with his twin daughters, 9, at the restaurant.
Jordan, 60 (second from right), is on vacation with his wife Yvette, 44, and their children.
While in Europe, Jordan met up with some old friends from the NBA and Hollywood.
Last week, he was photographed dining with Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson at the famous Lemon Tree restaurant in Capri.
The three friends were humorously serenaded by the restaurant’s band, and Johnson shared a funny video of him and Jordan smiling as the band played for them.
“Tonight we enjoyed an amazing dinner at the world famous Da Paolino Ristorante, also known as the Lemon Tree Restaurant in Capri, Italy,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram post.
And I got to hang out with my great friend and the greatest basketball player that ever lived, Michael Jordan, and his wife Yvette, Sam (Samuel L Jackson) and LaTanya Jackson, Judge Greg and Linda Mathis, and John and Vicki Palmer. ‘
Jordan and his wife Prieto tend to keep a low profile, but they have also been seen in Sicily with their twin daughters.
The couple met at a Miami nightclub in 2008, and Jordan proposed to the Cuban-born model three years later. They married in 2013 and a year later welcomed their daughters, who are now nine years old.
In recent weeks, Jordan has been making headlines amid reports that he is selling his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets for $3 billion, after 13 years as owner of the NBA team.
Jordan appeared to be laughing with the friends who joined him at the restaurant.
Jordan was seen at the luxurious Cala di Volpe hotel, where meals cost around $300.
For Jordan, wine starts at around $200 and water at the Italian hotel is around $20
Jordan’s wife, Yvette, left the restaurant as Jordan thanked the hotel staff.
Jordan was also seen wearing a casual ‘No 23’ jersey, his number from his days with the Bulls.
He still maintains a minority stake in the team and was recently involved in helping the team select Brandon Miller in the NBA Draft, the No. 2 pick behind Victor Wembanyama.
Miller, 20, revealed that Jordan was even present with him at a pre-draft practice and accidentally shot a free throw in front of him.
Before heading to Italy, MJ and Yvette were in Paris and were filmed leaving a restaurant when Jordan was asked if he approved of his 32-year-old son Marcus dating Larsa Pippen, the 49-year-old ex-wife of the co-star. Jordan on the Bulls, Scottie Pippen.
Between laughs, he said: ‘No!’.
Then, on a recent episode of Marcus and Larsa’s podcast, both halves of the couple shared their unfiltered reactions to Michael’s comment.
For one thing, Marcus was ‘dying laughing’ at Michael’s comment, which was ‘hilarious to me’ because ‘I know my dad, right?’
Jordan and Magic Johnson recently received a hilarious serenade at a restaurant in Italy.
Jordan and Johnson were seen laughing as the band performed for them on Capri.
Larsa, on the other hand, “didn’t think it was funny”, found “nothing funny about it” and seemed taken aback that Marcus saw the humor in the situation.
Marcus explained that ‘my whole family, we are all competitive. The Jordans, like, part of our DNA is to talk shit, you know? And it gets us going. It motivates us.
When he heard what Michael said about Larsa, “I immediately thought, ‘Like, he’s playing. He’s joking, he’s joking, he’s laughing. He’s, you know, he’s just playing.’
Marcus added joking that his father might have been “a little turned on” on tequila at Parisian restaurant Matignon the night of his viral dig at Larsa.