Love Letter Written by Teenaged Michael Jordan Found, Posted on the Internet
The folks at the blog Letters of Note have gotten hold of a charming, and grammatically flawed, love letter written by an 18-year old Michael Jordan to a young lady named Laquette.
In the handwritten (in cursive!) note, penned as Jordan sat in high school chemistry class, the future NBA legend apologizes for a misstep and concedes, “I made you look pretty rotten after the last night.” His Airness also addresses a romantic issue that many basketball players deal with when he admits he is “finally getting use [sic] to going with a girl much smaller than I.”
You can check out Letters of Note’s full transcript of the love letter below:
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