Not just the best players in the world. According to a report in the New York Times, one of the goals of LIV Golf, the Arab Super League, was to create a dream team off the course as well. Introducing the likes of Michael Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, Randall Stephenson, Mark Parker and Ginni Rometty to the board.
Excellent names for objectives, in fact, certainly missing to date. Because as reported to the Times by Stephenson, former president of AT&T, "not only did I not know I was on the list but, moreover, I have never been contacted".
Liv Golf, protagonist
Despite the large 2 billion investment by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, not everything has gone according to plan. Starting with the signing of players with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, icons of world golf, who first rejected mind-boggling offers and then turned into the main opponents of LIV Golf by repeatedly calling for the resignation of Greg Norman, CEO of the league separatist.
To date, as far as the world Top 10 is concerned, only Australian Cameron Smith is part of the Arab Super League. Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American former basketball player and former baseball player, as well as the principal shareholder and president of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team.
Nicknamed Air Jordan and His Airness of him for his athletic and technical qualities of him, he was elected "the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century" in 1999 by the sports television channel ESPN. He is considered the greatest player in basketball history.
Over the years he has acquired a lot of fame on the court which has made him an icon of the sport, to the point of pushing Nike to dedicate a line of basketball shoes to him called Air Jordan, introduced in 1984. He played for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the team to the NCAA National Championship in 1982.
He was then drafted third in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and quickly became one of the stars of the league , helping to spread the NBA globally in the 80s and 90s. In 1991 he won his first NBA title with the Bulls, and then repeated with two more successes in 1992 and 1993, winning a three-peat, after which he retired to pursue a career in baseball.
He returned to the Bulls in 1995 and led them to another three-peat victory (1996, 1997 and 1998). He retired a second time in 1999, then returned as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003, before retiring permanently.