Angel Reese and Michael Jordan

Getty Angel Reese and Michael Jordan.

Angel Reese of the Chicago Sky has made it known she wants a certain NBA legend to attend one of her home games.

“I want Michael Jordan to come to a game,” Reese told WGN’s Kaitlin Sharkey. “I’m telling you right now, I want Michael Jordan to come to a game. I’ve never met him. That’s the only person I really want to come to a game.”

A Chicago icon, Jordan still has a mansion in suburban Highland Park, about 30 minutes north of Chicago. However, according to multiple sources, he lives most of the time in Jupiter, Florida, north of Palm Beach. He also owns real estate in Utah and his home state of North Carolina, according to Architectural Digest. He did own a three-level penthouse on Lake Shore Drive, but his ex-wife sold the property in 2014.

Angel Reese’s WNBA Debut Was Impressive

Reese’s May 3 WNBA debut proved that she’d give Jordan something to cheer for in the city where he became famous.

The “Chi Barbie” scored 13 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and added 2 steals and 1 block in their 92-81 preseason loss to the Minnesota Lynx. She also started for the Sky, played 24 minutes, and made 9 of 10 free throw attempts.

Tweeted video of Reese’s assist to teammate Kamilla Cardoso, a former collegiate rival, has over 1 million views.

The Sky’s next home game takes place on May 7, against the New York Liberty. Chicago’s first regular season home game won’t be until May 25, when they play the Connecticut Sun.

Reese Didn’t Want to Sign With Jordan

While Reese might want Michael Jordan attending her games, she didn’t want to sign with his apparel brand.

In an X video that surfaced on May 3, Reese explained the three reasons why she chose to sign a multi-year endorsement NIL deal with Reebok instead of Nike, Jordan, or any other company.

“So many different shoe companies wanted to work with me,” Reese said in a TikTok video tweeted by an X user. “But I chose Reebok. What was it about Reebok? One, they didn’t have a women’s basketball player [as] a face. So I wanted to be that.

“Two, Shaq. You know my relationship with Shaq,” Reese added.

“And three, I like how they’re rebranding everything and they’re letting me be the creator behind everything I want to do. So I’m having my own shoe line coming out, merch with my name on it. … Y’all like what I wear, y’all like how I dress, y’all like my style. So I wanted to incorporate that into Reebok.”

Reese then said, “I wanted to be a priority. I could have signed with Nike. I could have signed with Jordan. But like, everybody is doing that. Y’all know I don’t like doing what everybody do. I like to do the complete opposite.”

Jordan is a Hall of Famer who was six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls. He was also a majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets for 13 seasons, before selling the team in July 2023.