Michael Jordan's ability to craft a beautiful poem should come as no surprise. As one of the greatest trash-talkers in sports history, His Airness always had a way with words.
An adorable poem he wrote to a girl in grade school is being auctioned off by sports auction house Goldin Auctions next week, per ESPN's Darren Rovell on Twitter.
Needless to say, we don't get to see the soft side of MJ very often. This is a truly rare level of vulnerability for the six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
The poem is titled, "Only You."
"Only you can brighten my day," Jordan wrote. "Only you can show me the way. Only you can except my love. You and the great man above. Only you can kiss my cheek. When I with you I never fear defeat. I hope you grow very, very tall. Because right now you haven't grown at all. My face shows happiness and blue. Because I will love Only You."
Typical Jordan to include a roast—"I hope you grow very, very tall. Because right now you haven't grown at all."—even in a cheesy grade school love poem. GOAT.
It appears this poem was auctioned off before and went for nearly $1,800.
We can all agree on this: one nice part of not being mega-famous is that you don't have to worry about your embarrassing elementary school poems going viral on the internet.
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