During his legendary NBA career, Michael Jordan has tried competing in other sports — namely baseball and golf ― with less-than-middling results.
Now the principal owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan reportedly has entered his 80-foot fishing boat, “Catch 23,” in what is called the world’s largest billfish tournament.
According to the event’s website, “Catch 23” is registered in the 2019 White Marlin Open, which is scheduled to be held off Ocean City Aug. 5-9. The entry was first reported by The Dispatch in Ocean City.
Efforts to reach White Marlin Open officials or Jordan’s representatives were unsuccessful.
The fishing tournament has evolved from its humble debut in 1974 — it drew 57 boats and 150 anglers in what was described as “monsoon conditions” and a paid top prize of $5,000 ― into a big-money event.