Michael Jordan with the College Years, It’s ‘Like Going Back in Time’

Mary Raleigh
29/09/2023
Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and Dean Smith

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Michael Jordan’s University of North Carolina dorm room is making a comeback.

A new hotel opening in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Graduate Hotels will feature a detailed reconstruction of the NBA star’s dorm room that he lived in when he attended the university from 1981-1984.

“The room is an identical replica,” Graduate Hotels CEO Ben Weprin told ESPN. “From the ceiling to the brick wall, to the record player and records, the posters, the pennants — every single piece in that room, we have it.”Michael Jordan: The College Years - Sports Illustrated

The Jordan Suite will also be open for visitors to stay in, while the hotel itself will include pieces of Jordan’s memorabilia, including game-worn sneakers, his North Carolina student ID and a $5 check he cashed for winning a game of pool.

“We thought it would be a fun way to pay homage to him,” Weprin said. “It is like going back in time, trying to get in the head of Michael Jordan. He was a normal kid — even though he is an icon now.”

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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins

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Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins

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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins

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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins

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