A few months ago, we brought you the story of a man who started showing up at public basketball courts in full Michael Jordan garb. We’re talking the no. 23 jersey, Chicago Bulls shorts, Air Jordans on his feet and even a full-on Bulls warmup set. We didn’t know who he was, only that his love of Michael Jordan surpassed our love of anything.
As it turns out, the superfan’s name is Jeffrey Harrison, a 33-year-old with autism. He plays pickup basketball games as often as he can, and shows off his love of MJ in the process. Harrison’s outfit has been blowing up on social media, and it appears that the GOAT has officially taken notice.
Jordan personally sent Harrison two boxes of Air Jordan gear, including a pair of Jordan VIIs that Harrison can rock on the court, shorts, a hoodie and a few hats. That wasn’t all, though. Jordan also included a hand-written note telling Harrison to keep playing the game he loves. MJ also spoke to Harrison over the phone.
All in all, it was a a very cool gesture by a basketball legend to take notice of someone who hasn’t had the easiest time in life and to encourage him to keep chasing his dreams of playing basketball, now with the freshest gear possible.