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Man Robs Michael Jordan

Was Michael Jordan robbed of his shoes at gunpoint during an in-store sneaker signing appearance?

Published Dec 23, 2013

Claim:   Michael Jordan was robbed of his shoes at gunpoint during an in-store sneaker signing appearance.


Examples:   [Collected on the Internet, December 2013]

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Origins:   In December 2013, the Cream Bmp Daily web site published an article positing that former NBA star Michael Jordan had been robbed of his shoes at gunpoint during an in-store sneaker signing appearance:

"Sign or die, n*gga" was all he said according to an employee that witnessed a man force Michael Jordan to take off his personal pair of "Gamma" 11's and sign his autograph.

Nba legend Michael Jordan was robbed at gunpoint during an in-store sneaker signing for the Gamma 11's released earlier today at a Chicago sneaker boutique.

"He asked what size I wear and then said come up off them, bruh" Said a visibly angry Michael Jordan during the police report who also noted "this little n*gga called me bruh. Like we was family or something, but I ain’t never met that n*gga".

According to local police the description of the robber fit many of Chicago's youth; African American, about 5'6 with dreadlocks to which Jordan agreed while also stating "Hell it could of been Chief Keef for all I know, but luckily for Chicago he already in jail."

By the following day links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news article. However, this item was just a spoof — as noted in Cream Bmp Daily's "About" page, that web site deals strictly in satire:

CreamBmp.com Written by comedian CREAM. This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only.

Last updated:   23 December 2013

David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994.

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