Michael Jordan gives Serena Williams custom Jordans for winning 23rd Grand Slam title
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 30, 2017 01:37 PM
From one GOAT to another. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
There's a certain kind of respect reserved only for athletes who have dominated their sport like no one else has.
Like Michael Jordan, largely considered as the greatest player to ever set foot on a basketball court, Serena Williams proved her dominance in tennis after earning a record 23rd Grand Slam title by beating her older sister Venus in the Australian Open final.
After her win, Serena was presented with a white box from another athlete who knew a thing or two about winning.
Jordan, who immortalized the jersey number 23 with his legendary career with the Chicago Bulls, gave Serena something to remember her momentous achievement by: a pair of custom sneakers.
"Winning is hard. It takes years of hard work, mental toughness, and a willingness to accept the fact that you hate to lose. Congrats with much respect on winning number 23 . It would be a privilege to keep watching your determination on the court. Your friend, Michael Jordan,” read the letter.
Serena wasted no time in flaunting the gifts bestowed upon by The GOAT, as she was already rocking the heat when she lifted her trophy.