Michael Jordan is the sort of figure who inspired endless fanaticism at the peak of his career. Tattoos were drawn in his likeness, children were named after him, and a whole generation of kids bought his sneakers because of the stuff he was doing on court. One of the most amusing displays of this fandom we've come across in a while is the one shared by @ireneliiao on Twitter, who posted images of herself as a child constantly accompanied by a cardboard cutout of the GOAT.
in the third grade i was obsessed with michael jordan so i carried a cardboard cutout of him around for a month pic.twitter.com/YaZ53Whbel— irene (@ireneliiao) September 19, 2016
my grandpa teaching me how to play piano so i can write a song to serenade mj pic.twitter.com/tRGD3DbsRl— irene (@ireneliiao) September 20, 2016
While sneakerheads might dock her a couple of points for not actually wearing Jordans to go with, it's pretty hard to detract from this level of commitment to MJ worship.
As Jordan's marketability was so huge at his peak, the internet is filled with all sorts of Jordan promo items like the piece seen in these hilarious photos.