Long before Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan collaborated as the single-car NASCAR Cup Series group, they developed a strong bond. In reality, lots of do not understand that their relationship goes all the method back to 2009. “I fulfilled Michael Jordan at a then-Charlotte Bobcats video game,” Hamlin discussed in September 2020 on Instagram.
Despite their contrasting backgrounds, it didn’t take long before the NASCAR Cup Series rival and the previous Chicago Bulls gamer “ended up being good friends.” Hamlin then signed up with the Jordan Brand as the first NASCAR professional athlete in 2011 (using NBC Sports), and from that minute, their bond just grew. Throughout a look on ESPN, Hamlin used a concept of how close the 2 really are.
“He’s a terrific pal initially. Besides our relationship, in mind with the Jordan brand name– he’s a good friend initially,” Hamlin gushed, keeping in mind Jordan is among the most encouraging individuals he’s ever fulfilled. When Hamlin does not come in initially, the basketball star constantly has the very best guidance to provide his friend. “He’s like, ‘Keep digging, these bumps in the roadway take place. We’re going to deal with hardship like this,'” he remembered. “That’s a real buddy.”
And if Jordan can’t make it to among his races, Hamlin explained he’ll constantly ensure to offer him a message. “He sends me a text almost every week, congratulating me or wanting me luck,” he shared. These 2 are BFF objectives!