Jordan is the elder son of retired Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player Michael Jordan, who played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, and the older brother of Marcus Jordan.
Jeffrey Jordan has been the subject of local and national media attention, Jordan also played football in his sophomore year at Loyola Academy.
If nothing else, his father must have given him a share of his swagger.
Our sons should be better than we are; as fathers, that should be all of our dreams -- that they will be taller, richer, healthier, happier.Jeffrey and Marcus Jordan have no chance of eclipsing their dad. Earlier this year, they made a stab at semi-independent careers by launching the site I wouldn't want to be you guys if I had to."In his tactless way, Jordan couldn't have been more right about that burden, borne especially by his sons.We might have forgotten about them -- Jeffrey's now out of basketball, and Marcus is likely about to play his last meaningful season, even if he puts Omaha behind him -- but they have never been able to forget what they always will be.It's as though they were trying to find their own way but ran out of steam, resigned to their shared fate.
"basically represents any person's ambition to leave their own legacy and in some way, one way or another, change the world," Jeffrey says in one of the spots. Unlike their father, however, those ambitions will never lead to statues. Even if Jordan were that impossibly perfect father in every other way, there was nothing he could have done to save his children from their surname.That's not true for famous fathers, and it's definitely not true for their children, famous by default.Hotel parking lots in Omaha are rarely the sources of national news, for instance -- unless Michael Jordan's son happens to get handcuffed in one. I don’t know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. A lot of black fans were feeling like, ‘Oh, my God, he should have been with a black woman’ and that whole thing. Some are better than others, but it's just not a job that allows any of us to be perfect. It requires too many different skills, from tenderness to absolute resolve.