Michael Jordan visits alma mater Laney High School

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Think it’s a big week in Wilmington? It got even bigger today at Laney High School when its most famous alum showed up for a visit.

The Twitter account @LaneyHSNews shared photos today of the Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan on campus today. Jordan graduated from Laney in 1981 before heading to UNC and then his epic career in the NBA.

“Unbelievable opportunity today… meeting the GOAT,” one tweet read referring to the acronym for “Greatest of All Time.”

Laney’s gym is named after Jordan.

Laney assistant principal Aaron Livengood said Jordan was at the school to shoot a Gatorade commercial.

One photo shows him posing with three people, including Laney Athletic Director Fred Lynch, who was an assistant basketball coach at the school when Jordan played.

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