Michael Jordan had a “Love of the Game Clause” in his contract

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls shoots a jump shot over Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1987 at the Boston Garden. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1987 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan was one of the few players who had the so-called “Love of the game clause” in his contract. Because he loved the game of basketball so much.

According to Bleacher Report, Michael Jordan had a clause in his contract that he was allowed to play basketball whenever he wanted to.

Jordan could play in exhibition games, scrimmages or just a pickup game in a random park whenever he wanted—the only player that general manager Jerry Krause ever thought about giving this clause to.