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WWAY sports - Feb. 13: Elijah Wilson ties MJ's scoring record at Laney

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video Michael Jordan used to hold Laney's single game scoring record by himself. That distinction is now a shared honor. Elijah Wilson scored 42 points for Laney on Monday night in a boys basketball game against New Bern. After the game Wilson committed to play for the College of Charleston. Full story...
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Did Pop Herring really cut Michael Jordan? A 'Sports Illustrated' Special Report

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To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High held a player destined to become the greatest in the universe. He was still Mike Jordan then, not Michael Jordan, just another sophomore guard among 50 eager boys competing for 15 spots on the varsity and 15 more on the junior varsity. Full story...
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Charlotte man's collection of Air Jordans stolen

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A Charlotte man has reported that his collection of 30 pairs of Nike Air Jordan shoes has been stolen. Full story...
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Air Jordan release calm in MJ's hometown, not in other places

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video As you surely know, shopping around the holidays can be somewhat chaotic. But this year there was a big rush for one special item across the country inspired by a hometown hero. As the old commercials would say, "It's gotta be the shoes." Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Dec. 14

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video On Wednesday night we featured high school basketball action from Elizabethtown and Wilmington. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Wednesday night's play. Click play video to see it all in case you weren't with us Wednesday night at 11 for sports. This includes an East Bladen team that's making great strides under Ken Cross. We also have an Owen Spencer NFL update and a Michael Jordan NBA update. Full story...
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Michael Jordan risks fine to play golf

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Don't expect Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan to yell "fore!" if an errant tee shot heads Deron Williams' way... And MJ won't be hugging Jason Kidd after making a long putt. Full story...
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Comeback for Michael Jordan?

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On Thursday we led off our 11pm sportscast with video from Charlotte showing Michael Jordan practicing with the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. The Wilmington native wasn't hard to spot. MJ wore a bright orange tank top. Clearly he was the center of attention despite the fact some of the Bobcats are half his age. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jordan not expected for Laney Hall induction

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You can expect a big crowd at Friday's basketball game at Laney High School, but don't expect Michael Jordan to show in Wilmington Friday even though he'll be inducted into the Laney Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Jordan's son turns heads for Central Florida hoops

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Marcus Jordan has never shied away from being the son of NBA great Michael Jordan. Now the sophomore guard is finding his own identity at Central Florida. Full story...
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Michael Jordan buys luxury condo in Charlotte

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Wilmington native and Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is officially a Charlotte homeowner. Full story...
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Jordan finally to join NC Sports Hall of Fame

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A long overdue honor for one of Wilmington's favorite sons. Michael Jordan is finally being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Bobcats open training camp at UNCW

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videoBesides raining cats and dogs around here, Bobcats are also reigning down on Wilmington this week. Today was the Charlotte Bobcats' first day of training camp. They're back in the Port City after not coming last year. Full story...
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James Jordan murder case pulled from SBI report

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Independent reviewers have removed the murder of Michael Jordan's father from a list of cases mishandled by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation. Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Thursday that the case was pulled after a second look at documents. Full story...
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Cooper-Dyke enters hoops hall; Jordan in again

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For the second year in a row, the induction ceremony at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts tonight will have a big connection to the Port City. New UNCW women's basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, the WNBA's first superstar, is among the new members being enshrined. Wilmington's Michael Jordan, who entered the Hall last year, will be enshrined again as part of the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team." Full story...
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NBA approves Jordan's purchase of Bobcats

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The basketball career that started in a New Hanover County driveway and went all the way to the Basketball Hall of Fame now moves to the owners box. The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved Michael Jordan's bid to buy a controlling interest in the Charlotte Bobcats. Full story...
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