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Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

Posted on: August 23, 2010 4:42 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2010 4:47 pm
Posted by Royce Young

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, unless you tweet about it.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Michael Jordan's sons, Marcus and Jeffrey who both play basketball at the University of Central Florida, visited Las Vegas during a weekend trip with teammate A.J. Rompza. Jeffrey posted on his Twitter page that the three UCF Knights flew to Vegas with M.J. for a fantasy basketball camp at the Mirage Report Casino that cost between $13,500 and $15,000 per person.

Obviously something seems odd there as the lines between an NBA owner communicating with his sons and friend are cloudy. Very cloudy. But while the Vegas trip in of itself is something to raise an eyebrow at, Marcus Jordan posted on his Twitter that the players' visited Haze Nightclub and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria Hotel and Casino City Center. He tweeted: "Last night was stupid," Marcus, 20, wrote. "... 35k at Haze... Totals 50k something the whole day.. Damn!! Going to the pool again today.. Gotta relax!" Celebrity websites and also posted about the Jordan brothers spending $56,000 in Las Vegas in one day.

I don't know a ton about a college athlete's stipend, but I'm guessing it's not in the $56,000 range, nor would they have the money to front for the basketball camp. Again, that's where lines are blurred. Obviously Michael Jordan is allowed to spend money on his children. But is he really since they are college athletes and he's an NBA owner? And of course the elephant in the room, the friend Rompza. Surely Jordan can't front that kind of money for him, can he?

Much like the discussion about Isiah Thomas and whether or not he should be allowed to serve as a consultant to the Knicks while coaching at Florida International, the rules are a bit hazy here. The NCAA is definitely strict about these sort of things and likely won't appreciate three college athletes racking up $50,000-plus in Vegas during a weekend trip, but at the same time, why can't Jordan give money to his kids and friends?

But the good news is, everyone is back and ready for school. Jeff Jordan and Rompza tweeted that they are back in Orlando and ready for classes that begin at UCF today.

"Starting the semester off good tomorrow," Rompza tweeted Sunday night. "Workouts early cant wait. Its time to put UCF on the map for basketball! I want it." Starting the semester off good indeed, A.J.

Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 2:48 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

Sounds like those boys need some churching up.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 1:15 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

I think the article is correct in raising a couple questions of the apparently at least "grey area" of Michael Jordan, an NBA owner, fronting that kind of money for two NCAA players (even if they are his children)
What is wrong with people these days?   These are his children first and he can do whatever he wants with them.  If he wants to give them 500 thousand dollars to blow then he can... it's HIS kids.. not the ncaa's children..

Give me a break... and for the record,  50 or 100 or 200 thousand dollars to michael jordan is literally a cup of coffee for you or I so it's not even real money for these kids...

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 12:58 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

If I was Michael's kids, I would drop $100K @ Haze w/a 20% tip, $35K ain't nothing but a drop in the bucket for my daddy.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 12:31 am

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

Is it me...or does the one on the left look like Wayne Brady?  And the one on the right looks like the kid who played, *snicker*...'Jordan' on The Bernie Mac show all grown up.

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2010 6:43 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

You actually made yourself a member just so you could give yourself an "attaboy" on somebody else's website. Pretty weak. Here, let me give you a shout out... You guys are so awesome and I can't believe that anyone could forget that you are THE name in tabloid crap that nobody really cares about. May the rest of the world tremble beneath you iron fist of knowledge.  CBS Sports mentioned your name, you'd think that the amount of people they brought to your website would be in line for a thank you not a pissy, hair on your back raised, snipe, statement posted. Damn.

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2010 4:57 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

All I know is- they look stupid in those matching tan windbreakers.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 4:05 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

The one thing about your comment is the fact that it was an existing friendship and therefore does not matter. If it was the entire team or someone they had met while in college that is one thing but since they have been friends since childhood it does not fall under tampering.

Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2010 3:20 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

I respect there decisions..People don't forget you live life 1 time and why not enjoy it right?You never know whats gonna happen tomorrow so i respect what they did, I WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME, Probably even more.

Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2010 1:34 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

What a shock, rich kids blowing daddy's money.  Now that's news.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2010 1:24 pm

Michael Jordan's sons spend big in Las Vegas

Steph Curry is nasty.  That guy that posted that comment is a RATARD.  Get your facts straight loser.  This kids almost a superstar, or maybe he already is!!!

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