Former NBA star Michael Jordan was on hand Saturday for daughter Jasmine Jordan’s graduation from Syracuse University.
Jasmine Jordan, a sports management major, graduated from the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
The daughter of the world’s most famous basketball player admitted to having a tough first year because of some unwanted attention.
“When I first got here I honestly hated it,” she told Chicago-based blog The Boss Up in a 2013 interview. “About a month or so before I officially moved in, there was an article written about me coming to Syracuse and next thing I know the world knew where I was going. I had over 1,000 Facebook requests and who knows how many Twitter followers I gain. Needless to say, that article brought unwanted attention on me and it made my first year hard because everyone knew my face and assumed they knew my story as well.”
Jasmine Jordan hosted Orange Madness in 2012 with former Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine at the request of Juli Boeheim, wife of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.
“I was shocked when she wanted me. She said she wanted Scoop and a current student, too,” Jordan said. “It was an honor. I couldn’t not do it. If Juli’s calling, of course I’m going to say ‘Yes.’”
Michael Jordan won six NBA titles with Chicago Bulls, is in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame and won two gold medals playing for USA Basketball. He’s currently the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.