If you were watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Monday night you probably noticed the Jumpman logo on the UNC Tarheels uniforms. UNC has a Nike/Jumpman sponsorship thanks to the school’s most famous alumni, the Jumpman himself, Michael Jordan.
If you were watching UNC beat Gonzaga on Monday night you might’ve also noticed that Michael Jordan was nowhere to be seen in the stands. There was chatter that he’d come out and surprise the crowd after a large ad was shown on the jumbotron inside of the stadium. Alas, #23 never showed face and UNC went on to beat Gonzaga in one of the most boring championship games in recent memory.
There was plenty of speculation about why Michael Jordan was nowhere to be seen, but Roy Williams put all of that speculation to rest when he appeared on The Dan Patrick Show yesterday and explained the bizarre reason MJ never showed up: