Michael Jordan arrives on vacation in Croatia
SPLIT, August 22, 2021 – American basketball legend Michael Jordan has arrived in Croatia on vacation.
Jordan, 58, touched down at Split Airport on Sunday evening at around 6 p.m. before boarding the luxury yacht O’Pari on Split’s western waterfront, Dalmacija Danas reported.
The former Chicago Bulls departure caught the attention of a number of locals and tourists as he boarded the 95-meter yacht.
Jordan was met at the Split Airport in Resnik by three vans and was accompanied by bodyguards.
This is not the first time Jordan has visited Croatia, he played here with the American University in 1982 and it was his first game against the great Croatian Dražen Petrović.
Jordan played with Toni Kukoč, a native of Split, at the Chicago Bulls, where they won three NBA rings together. Kukoč, however, is reportedly back in Chicago for now, so he won’t have the chance to catch up with his former teammate in his hometown.
Jordan will however present Kukoč during the induction ceremony at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 11.
Last summer, Magic Johnson was blown away by the beauty of the Croatian coast during his month-long vacation.
Video below of Jordan boarding the yacht (Dalmacija Danas / Siniša Vickov)