Laquette Robinson of Goldsboro, North Carolina received the letter from Jordan in 1980, and is now trying to figure out how someone obtained the intimate note and their prom picture.
“More than anything, I wouldn’t want Michael to think that I did it, cause I wouldn’t want him to think that I would betray him in this way,” Robinson said.
In the note, Jordan writes to apologize to his then-girlfriend for making her “look pretty rotten.”
“That was between him and me. Not anyone else. It wasn’t for anyone else to have knowledge of it. That’s something he wrote to me, at that time, out of his heart,” said Robinson.
Robinson suspects that a family member stole the note and sold it to a sports auction house called Lelands.com.
Read the letter transcribed below:
My Dearest Laquette
How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. Chemistry class writing you a letter, so that tell you how much I care for you. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie. I know that you feelings was hurt whenever I loss my necklace or had it stolen.
I was really happy when you gave me my honest coin money that I won off the bet. I want to thank you for letting me hold your annual. I show it to everyone at school. Everyone think you are a very pretty young lady and I had to agree because it is very true. Please don’t let this go to your head. (smile) I sorry to say that I can’t go to the game on my birthday because my father is taking the whole basketball team out to eat on my birthday. Please don’t be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.
I want you to know that my feeling for you has not change yet. ← (joke) I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint. Well I have spent my time very wisely by write to you. I hope you write back soon. Well I must go, the period is almost over. See you next time around, which I hope comes soon.
With my Best Love
Michael J. Jordan