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Michael Jordan makes autistic fan’s day with surprise phone call, letter, gifts


COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A man who went viral this summer for dressing as Michael Jordan during a pickup basketball game in Idaho has received a special surprise from the NBA legend.

According to KREM, 33-year-old Jeffrey Harrison, a Washington state man with autism, has been wearing Jordan’s full uniform when he plays basketball since 2010. On July 4, a video and photos of Harrison playing in Coeur D’Alene circulated on social media, making headlines and inspiring memes.

> Click here to watch the original news report from KREM

When Jordan heard about Harrison from his manager, he decided to do something special for his No. 1 fan. Last week, Harrison received gear – including shoes – and a letter from the star that said, “Continue to believe in yourself, play hard and always remember to enjoy the game.”

Jordan also called Harrison.

“It kind of brought me to tears after I got off the phone so I figured this is really going to be nice,” Harrison told KREM. “The fact that Michael Jordan took the time to call and put all this together. I love it – even the cologne, even the sweats. I love it.”

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[This story was written by Cox Media Group National Content Desk]


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