It's another slam dunk for Michael Jordan to the tune of nearly $9 million dollars.

You might recall that recently, 'His Airness' was in a bitter court battle with the former Chicago area grocery store chain, Dominick's, over unauthorized use of his name in a print advertisement. He took the case to court.

The Chicago Tribune reports that last month, Jordan settled the case for an undisclosed sum. Jordan could have put the money in his bank account, but he decided to help out some great local causes.

23 Illinois and Chicago based charities will benefit from the funds including:

  • After School Matters
  • Casa Central
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Note the number of charities is 23, Michael Jordan's jersey number. Jordan said:

I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there," Jordan said in a news release. "The 23 charities I've chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids — the city's future."

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