Michael Jordan is continuing to enjoy his European adventure, with the NBA legend’s latest sighting coming in St Tropez alongside his stunning wife Yvette Prieto.
Jordan’s $3billion sale of the Charlotte Hornets is now nearing completion, and the 60-year-old has struggled to take the smile off his face as he continues to soak up the sun on vacation.
In the latest images taken, MJ and his wife, 44, are seen enjoying a coffee together on the deck of their luxury yacht, with the Chicago Bulls icon repping his Nike brand with an Air Jordan t-shirt and bucket hat.
After the coffee, Jordan can be seen enjoying a cigar as the sun shines in the south of France, before leaning on the railings and taking in his stunning surroundings.
Later on, MJ is seen taking to the shore with his entourage, riding a boat to Bagatelle Beach in St Tropez before walking across the sand.
Michael Jordan puts his arm around wife Yvette Prieto as the pair drink coffee on their yacht
Jordan later stepped onto the shore at Bagatelle Beach, flanked by six of his entourage
Jordan takes a boat from his yacht to the shore during a long vacation in southern Europe
As he heads up the boardwalk, Jordan is flanked by six men, while onlookers appear stunned to see the NBA legend in their presence.
It has been a busy few weeks for Jordan, as he nears the sale of his beloved Charlotte Hornets, for an eyewatering $3bn.
The deal, to a group led by Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin, was approved by the NBA’s board of governors last Sunday.
It is expected to be finalized in the next several weeks, and Jordan will keep a minority stake in the club.
It was first reported back in March that Jordan was in talks to sell the team to Plotkin and Schnall.
Jordan bought the majority stake in his home state’s NBA team for $275million in 2010.
The Hornets are currently valued by Forbes at $1.7 billion – 27th among NBA teams, and a $1.3 billion improvement over the last decade.
Always keen to rep his brand, Jordan wore his logo on a hat, t-shirt and shorts while smoking
NBA legend Jordan spent his morning in the south of France enjoying a coffee and a cigar
Considered by many to be the NBA’s greatest player ever, Jordan is currently the NBA’s only African-American owner.
But the success Jordan enjoyed over six NBA championships and five MVP awards has failed to translate into success as an owner. Charlotte has been one of the league’s worst performing teams throughout his time in charge.
Outside of the name change from the Bobcats to the Hornets in 2015, Jordan’s tenure as Hornets owner has been anything but memorable.
Charlotte has enjoyed just three winning seasons and only two playoff berths since Jordan became majority owner.
Last week, Jordan and his family were also seen on the yacht, cooling down amid the European heatwave.
Jordan was pictured sat at his dining table with his children while Yvette was seen walking around the yacht in her workout clothes.
A week earlier, he was pictured at dinner with Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson at the famous Lemon Tree restaurant in Capri.
The three friends were hilariously serenaded by the restaurant band and Johnson shared an amusing video of himself and Jordan smiling along as the band played to them.
Jordan turned heads as he strolled up the boardwalk on Bagatelle Beach on Friday afternoon
The NBA icon stood out among the regular beachgoers in the south of France this week
Wearing a black t-shirt and carrying his white shoes, the NBA icon was all smiles
‘Tonight we enjoyed an incredible dinner at the world-famous Da Paolino Ristorante AKA the lemon tree restaurant in Capri, Italy,’ Johnson wrote in an Instagram post.
‘AND I got to hang out with my great friend and the greatest basketball player to ever live, Michael Jordan, and his wife Yvette, Sam (Samuel L Jackson) and LaTanya Jackson, Judge Greg and Linda Mathis, and John and Vicki Palmer.’
Jordan and wife Prieto typically tend to keep a low profile.
The couple met in a Miami nightclub in 2008, with Jordan proposing to the Cuban-born model three years later.
They married in 2013 and a year later they welcomed their daughters, now nine.
Before heading to Italy, MJ and Yvette were in Paris and were filmed leaving a restaurant when Jordan was asked if he approves of his son Marcus, 32, dating Larsa Pippen – the 49-year-old ex-wife of Jordan’s Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen.
With a laugh, he said: ‘No!’.