Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who have contributed to the national interests of the USA, to world peace, or public/private endeavors. It’s the highest award that the POTUS can bestow upon any citizen of the US, and MJ received his from President Obama back in 2016.
Michael became the sixth professional basketball player to receive the medal. He’s accompanied by Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Pat Summit of the WNBA. Jerry West joined MJ and the gang in 2019 when he received his Medal of Freedom from President Trump.