Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto wed
ABOVE PHOTO: Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan dances with his bride Yvette Prieto during their wedding reception at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. The wedding took place at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea with more than 300 guests in attendance, including Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing and Ahmad Rashad, Jordan’s manager Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press Sunday.
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By Florence Anthony
According to Media Bistro, the anticipation that a male in a major team sport would announce he was gay and had been building for weeks, along with the frenzy among sportswriters trying to break the story. However, no one knew the identity of the athlete. Three weeks ago, Am Tellem, agent to Jason Collins, called a Sports Illustrated writer, Franz Lidz, and offered him an exclusive story about a major athlete who was about to publicly announce that he was gay. Tellem dud not give Lidz the name of the athlete. He just told him that the athlete would be meeting Lidz and an editor at an address in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 24. The rest is history!
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Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto exchanged vows on April 27 at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, in front of 500 guests. The well-wishers at the Bear’s Club included Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, Ahmad Rashad, Ron Harper, Toni Kukoc and Scottie Pippen and his wife Larsuela. The wedding reportedly cost $10 million dollars.
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