With all the controversy about cheating celebrities and lovechildren lately, it’s refreshing to remember the days of innocent teenage love. Before becoming an NBA hall-of-famer, 18-year-old Michael Jordan wrote an adorable note to his “dearest Laquette”. In the early 1980s, while sitting at his desk in his advanced chemistry class at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C., Michael Jordan wrote an apologetic love note entitled “My Dearest Laquette” that was auctioned off in December of 2004 for $5,100.66.
In the love letter / note below, the now famous, retired Chicago Bull player tries to express his adolescent emotions and nativity for the understanding of what it means to be in a relationship with a girl in high school.
Here’s the letter’s transcript as found on Letters of Note:
My Dearest Laquette
How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. Chemistry class writing you a letter, so that tell you how much I care for you. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie. I know that you feelings was hurt whenever I loss my necklace or had it stolen.
I was really happy when you gave me my honest coin money that I won off the bet. I want to thank you for letting me hold your annual. I show it to everyone at school. Everyone think you are a very pretty young lady and I had to agree because it is very true. Please don’t let this go to your head. (smile) I sorry to say that I can’t go to the game on my birthday because my father is taking the whole basketball team out to eat on my birthday. Please don’t be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.
I want you to know that my feeling for you has not change yet. ← (joke) I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint. Well I have spent my time very wisely by write to you. I hope you write back soon. Well I must go, the period is almost over. See you next time around, which I hope comes soon.
With my Best Love
Michael J. Jordan
Now isn’t that adorable?
Michael Jordan was previously married to Jaunita Vanoy for 17 years. Michael Jordan and Jaunita have 3 children together, Jeffrey, 22, Marcus, 20, and 18-year-old Jasmine. Rumor has it that Michael Jordan has been dating Yvette Prieto since 2008.