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‘Never in my wildest imagination’: NBA legend Michael Jordan fulfills Filipino artist’s childhood dream

Filipino artist Michael Jordan
  • Self-taught Filipino artist Christian Oliver Talampas’ dream came true after his idol, NBA legend Michael Jordan, noticed and signed his charcoal painting depicting the iconic “Last Shot” moment of the 1998 NBA Finals.
  • The painting shows Jordan, age 34 at the time and currently 59, in the last few seconds of the game scoring the final basket that ultimately secured the Bull’s second three-peat (third consecutive win) and sixth NBA Championship title.
  • Talampas said it took him “72 days, 620 hours” to finish his masterpiece.
  • An American collector spoke to Jordan’s camp on Talampas’ behalf to get his painting signed by the legendary retired NBA star.
  • Jordan also gave the artist other special items after he returned the signed painting, including a shirt and a playing card.
  • “It's hard to believe,” the artist said. “I was expecting just a picture of him holding [the piece], but he gave me so much more. They said this will help my career as an artist."

A Filipino artist’s dream came true after his idol, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, signed his viral charcoal painting of the iconic “The Last Shot.”

Christian Oliver Talampas, a self-taught artist, shared his tribute to the legendary NBA star on TikTok in July last year. In his video, Talampas asked his more than 31,000 followers to help him get the attention of His Airness, Jordan.

Michael Jordan Made More Money in 2014 Off Sneakers Than His Whole NBA Career

While many people are aware that Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game — if not the greatest — many may not know that he made more money last year in sneaker sales alone than he did in his entire NBA career.

A new infographic released last week by PBS shows that Jordan made $100 million from 2014 in sneaker sales alone, which is $6 million more than the $94 million total in income he earned for his entire NBA career. 

Michael Jordan Wanted to Win So Bad He Even Talked Trash to ‘Space Jam’ Movie Extras

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: