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Michael Jordan made more money off his shoes in 2014 than he earned during his NBA career

Michael Jordan made more off his shoes last year than he made during his entire NBA playing career. | AP

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No one wanted Michael Jordan to retire from basketball—not the NBA, coaches, teammates fans or even himself. It was tough for the GOAT to walk away in 2003.

But considering how his financial portfolio has performed since he last laced them up, he should have quit sooner.

Off his Jordan brand alone, PBS reports MJ made $100 million in 2014, or $6 million more (according to Forbes) than what he made during his 15-year NBA career.

Add to that his 89 percent stake in the Charlotte Hornets with estimated value of $700 million, and you can see why it’s good to be Mike.

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