Sydney, May 7: NBA legend Michael Jordan has admitted being a racist when he was a teenager and was ‘against all white people’.
The confession comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby.
Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-1970s, news.com.au reports.
According to the report, Jordan took up baseball before basketball and was one of only two black children on the team.
Jordan said it was after watching the miniseries Roots, about the suffering of his African American ancestors, he began to understand more about race relations.
In 1977, he remembers a girl at school calling him a n*****.(ANI)