A 1989 Michael Jordan love letter to actress Amy Hunter — appeared in The Scorpion King, The Kingdom, Pacific Blue & one episode of The Cosby Show — sold at auction for $25,703 over the weekend. According to Iconic Auctions, the letter was penned at a Troy, Michigan Guest Quarters hotel while the Bulls were in town to play the Detroit the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals. MJ, 25 at the time he wore the letters, poured out his soul to Miss Hunter. Jordan decided to break off his love affair with Hunter a year earlier after learning his girlfriend (eventually his wife) Juanita was pregnant with his son. “Amy the perfect solution for this would be to move to Utah and practice polygamy but our society would accept and neither would I.” MJ wrote.
Here’s the full text of the letters MJ sent to Ms. Hunter:
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I received your letter yesterday and I was sadden a little but also happy to see and understand what you write. As much as I hate to say it, you were right and I was wrong.
Amy I know I don’t write very often but I decided to write instead of calling you because it hurt me that I brought so much pain to you. Every way I turn I bring pain to someone I love so much. Looking back, last year must‘ve been so terrible for you. I put you on a rollercoaster.
Amy, sometimes I am the most selfish person on this earth because for one whole year all I thought about was Michael, not even thinking about you and the situation you were going through and had to deal with. Right now I feel so low about the whole situation of you and I. I wish we had never met not because of you, but because of me and the situations of my life. Amy let me explain what I mean about my situations.
Amy when I met you I was in a transitional period in my life. I didn‘t want to settle down but I didn’t want to be alone. So I was looking for someone to keep me company. But no added pressure on me. But now looking back I couldn’t have that and be happy
Amy I have learned that being in that situation you must be able to deal with a lot of opportunities. Opportunities in reference to women, opportunities in reference to business, opportunities in reference to status and everything that comes along with it. So you see I had everything a young man could ever dream about. Some people would say I was in heaven, but you know what I have learned from being in a situation that everybody would love to be in as a part of. You learn how to be selfish and hurt others. You become this way without even knowing it. It‘s like you are on drugs or something. You’re blind and you don‘t have a care in the world. You don‘t the realize the feelings of others and the pain that‘s involved. Frankly you are a selfish addicted asshole. [underlined 3 times]
Amy, I bet you‘re wondering well what does this have to do with me. Amy you happen to meet me during that transitional period of my life. You stood out like a rose in a flowerbed. All I wanted from this. On was you. I wanted you real bad. Then I would do almost anything to have you. But once I got you, I didn‘t take care of something precious.
As you, I messed around, spinning my wheels never going anywhere, just staying in one spot. Let me give a simulation. I was like a kid who saw a toy and would do anything to get this toy. But once he gets this toy he plays with it for a while and then lay it down expect it to never get old. But remains new even if he doesn‘t play with it. Then he decides to play with some old toys but still think his new toy will always be new. After a while of playing with his old and familiar toy he turns to play with his new toy again. Then his mother comes in and says you must get rid of some of your toys so it comes down to keeping the old toy or keeping the new toy. Unfortunately he chooses the old toy and gets rid of the new toy. Time passes by and he realized he kept the wrong toy but it‘s too late to change his mind. So what happened *?* Amy this is where I am with you. I admit I made a mistake but found it very difficult to change it. Let‘s say I do change the mistake. You would not believe the problems we would encounter. It is unthinkable. We wouldn‘t have a pleasant relationship or a private one. Our business up for opinions by the whole world. This is a pressure I can‘t live with. The pressures are already difficult enough. I can‘t imagine more pressure so you see I am in a sort of catch 22. I don‘t win either way.
Amy, if I was Michael Jordan, the ordinary man with a 9 to 5 job then it wouldn‘t be hard to admit my mistake. But instead I am Michael Jordan who is put on a pedestal and viewed to be the perfect role model.
A lot of people, not just kids but whole families. Can you imagine the responsibilities that I have to deal with. Not to mention a baby by a lady who I have loved for 3 ½ years. My first real love unfortunately we went through a period of frustration, anger, and myself wanting to change my life. But even through those problems I still cared for her even when I met you I tried to hate her but I couldn’t.
Amy I realized I still cared for her but I care a lot for you. I even fell in love with you but that‘s when the trouble began. I couldn‘t decide what I wanted. I was the kid in the candy store
Amy the perfect solution for this would be to move to Utah and practice polygamy, but our society would accept and neither would I. So what do you do. I tried to establish a friendship but it‘s hard to be in love with someone and be their friend. I understand it too painful but does that mean we must hate each other and don‘t speak. I hope not. I could never find it in my heart to hate you.
Amy I love you so much!!! Well I know this was long but I think you deserve a long letter. It‘s so much more I want to say but I tire of writing plus there‘s no more paper.
Amy, I will always love you until the day I die!!
Before you laugh at someone paying $25,000 for a Michael Jordan love letter, keep in mind back in 2004 an MJ high school love letter sold for over $5,000.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 31, 2020
The high school love letter:
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