Japanese-American Tennis Champion, Naomi Osaka, just scored a date with her celebrity crush, and it’s all thanks to Ellen.
Back in September, Osaka was invited onto “The Ellen Degeneres Show” after her win at the U.S. Open against Serena Williams. She admitted to having a crush on actor Michael B. Jordan, known for his role in “Black Panther.”
Adidas made the mistake of doubting Jordan once, and the German sportswear company’s value today sits somewhere in the region of $5.8 billion, according to the most recent Forbes estimate. That doesn’t seem too bad at all — until you consider that Nike is valued at a staggering $16.5 billion. It’s a far, far distance between first and second place in the sportswear brand wars, and the chasm could arguably be chalked up to, singly, Air Jordan.
Everyone knows by now that legendary basketball star Michael Jordan is ultra-competitive. His drive to win and be the best is unparalleled. Part of how he displayed his drive was through his trash talking.
After being dominated on the court by Jordan as a rookie, Reggie Miller said that Jordan requested that he refer to him as “Black Jesus.” In another instance, Jordan threw shade at President Barack Obama after playing golf with him: