According to ESPN, Jordan’s take on Tuesday afternoon was the fifth largest reel. Last year’s winning catch weighed more than 910 pounds, while a number of other recent winners were between 500 and 800 pounds.
The tournament will span six fishing days and is scheduled to end on Saturday.
Jordan said on Tuesday that he had caught a blue marlin before, but never off the coast of North Carolina.
“I always feel like the North Carolinians are coming to support their stars,” said the former UNC, who became the Bulls’ star shortly after leaving his 80-foot Viking sport fishing yacht.Jordan’s success in the water comes just days from a major move on earth. Last Friday, NBA legend and Jordan Brand announced a $ 100 million donation to help the ongoing fight against racial injustice.
He said that over the next 10 years, he and his brand will donate $ 10 million a year to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and better access to education.” .