Meet Michael Jordan’s security guard John Michael Wozniak, who shined in ‘The Last Dance’

first_imgEpisodes 5 and 6 of ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance” aired Sunday and with it brought some amazing footage of Michael Jordan playing a quarter toss game with a security guard.The footage showed just how competitive Jordan got, even in something as silly as tossing quarters at a wall. It also showed how he was willing to gamble on literally anything involving competition and himself. The game was simple in nature: try to toss the quarter as close to the wall without hitting the wall. Wozniak passed away in January 2020 at the age of 69. During his life he spent a lot of time with Jordan, and the NBA superstar treated him well. “I traveled with Michael to every major city in the U.S., but I also went along with his family on vacations, to events, even all the way to Paris. All over the world,” Wozniak told Complex. “A tremendous bond was formed, and we took it seriously. I have a special relationship with Michael that I share to this day.”The late John Michael Wozniak tells the true story of what it was like working as one of Michael Jordan’s security guards. #TheLastDanceFULL STORY: https://t.co/pBDnb5hKaa pic.twitter.com/DnmAyGjsku— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) April 28, 2020In the tribute video for Wozniak, many pictures can be seen with him and Jordan at various points in his career. Jordan Brand even created custom security jackets for Wozniak and his crew. He also told the time of when he and the rest of the security crew got Jumpan tattoos because Jordan said so. This security dude hit Michael Jordan with the Jordan shrug after winning at quarters! #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/yxFs2kcVnm— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 4, 2020After Jordan lost, the security guard hit the NBA star with his famous shrug pose.The real MVP#TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/cFzzdGOSYj— The Ringer (@ringer) May 4, 2020MORE: The best moments from ‘The Last Dance’His name wasn’t mentioned in the documentary, but that security guard is John Michael Wozniak.Wozniak was a Chicago police officer who joined the Chicago Police Department in 1970. He and a few others worked part-time at Chicago Stadium where they would work as security officers.”That’s how I got the opportunity to work with Michael and his entire family,” Wozniak told Complex in 2016. “Two other police officers had befriended Michael, and he wanted them to provide security for him when he’d have anything to do outside of being a Chicago Bulls superstar. These gentleman approached me. I had worked with them in organized crime department in the narcotics division, and they introduced me to Michael, and Michael said yes.last_img read more

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‘Education a Basis for National Development’

first_imgThe president Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate and Senior Senator of Grand Bassa County, Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, has underscored the essence of education, saying “no nation can thrive if education is not the code and a basis for its national existence.”Senator Findley made the statement recently when he served as a keynote speaker at a program marking the 25th graduation and closing exercises of the Bassa Seventh Day Adventist High School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. He said, “Without education our people will not be able to know their rights and responsibilities to the rule of law and share their individual and collective quotas in the socio-economic and infrastructural development of post war Liberia.” The Grand Bassa Senior Senator pointed out that the basis for national development will only be a reality if citizens, especially the young people, are studious to obtain quality vocational and academic education to become responsible future leaders who will move the country forward for national recognition and admiration.He stressed on the dire need for the Liberian government to re-enforce its educational sector and provide quality education for the younger generation by building their capacities to empower them develop the country. He noted that if the government educates the younger generation to adulthood, they will know their rights and rules in the family, society, and their communities to develop principles that will make them become assets, through their achievements. He said the brutal civil crisis (1989-2003) did not only destroy the country, but turned the guns against ourselves and our people through the influence of adults who were greedy for power by then.He re-echoed the Government of Liberia’s continuous commitment to illiteracy eradication as evidenced by the launching of the free compulsory education scheme by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for the younger generation in both vocational and academic disciplines. He cautioned the younger generation that while it is true that the free compulsory education scheme is expedient, they must take advantage of it for a successful future.Findley has served as a Senior Senator for Grand Bassa County since 2005 and has just crossed carpet to the Unity Party, where he was last Friday unanimously endorsed as Senatorial aspirant to re-contest the 2014 Special Senatorial election on the UP’s ticket for Grand Bassa County.Also speaking at the colorful occasion, the Principal of the Bassa SDA High School in Buchanan, Mr. Levi W. Flahnma congratulated the graduates that comprised 31 females and 34 males, and lauded teachers for their immense contributions and parents for their tireless support.For his achievements, Mr. Flahnma revealed that he has restructured and built the capacity of the teaching staff for the viability of the school system.He said his administration has also enforced on the school’s campus to avoid the infiltration of residents and passersby during school hours, opened a computer facility for internet services, among others.He named some of his challenges as the lack of an auditorium, science laboratory, and requisite textbooks among others, and called on the Ministry of Education to impart and distribute among schools in the country modern requisite textbooks rather than what he termed as out-dated textbooks from the USA, Europe and other countries.   He also appealed to the South-East Liberia SDA Mission Board, the national government and international community as well as other humanitarian groups and personalities to help solve some of the major problems in the school.   Earlier, in her valedictorian message on the topic: ‘The Power of Knowledge,’ Miss Grace Nyantee of Grand Kru County, said every Liberian must use his/her power acquired from knowledge to positively benefit the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FIANNA FAIL STRATEGY PAYS OFF AS McDAID AND BROGAN LOOK TO BE HOME AND DRY

first_imgJames Pat McDaid and Ciaran Brogan look like they are both heading for LIfford.THE FIANNA Fail strategy in the Letterkenny Milford area has resulted in two certain seats for Cllr Ciaran Brogan and former Glenswilly GAA man James Pat McDaid.Brogan hadn’t canvassed in McDaid’s home patch and got just five votes there to allow the 25-year-old a clear run.And the two are celebrating today as tallies point to both of them being elected. “It worked well for both of us,” said Cllr Brogan.“I am delighted with the support I received from across the electoral area.“I am also delighted for James Pat because he is part of what Fianna Fail is about now and for the future.”McDaid is now certain to join Brogan in County House in Lifford next month. “I want to thank all those who voted for me,” he said.“I am looking forward to Sunday’s count. If Donegal can beat Derry now at Celtic Park it will be a very good weekend indeed.”    FIANNA FAIL STRATEGY PAYS OFF AS McDAID AND BROGAN LOOK TO BE HOME AND DRY was last modified: May 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciaran BrogandonegalElectionsfianna failJames Pat McDaidlast_img read more

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