Michael Jordan docks a boat in Atlantic City for Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring fishing tournament


Michael Jordan is in Jersey Shore this week for the second straight year in Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Fishing Tournament, where he made an impressive catch at last year’s inaugural event in Atlantic City.

The NBA Hall of Famer, six-time champion and owner of the Charlotte Hornets, docked his 80-foot Viking yacht, Catch 23, at the Frank S. Farley State Marina for this week’s event.

The tournament is hosted by NFL analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jimmy Johnson, who has expanded the event from its annual spring venue in Florida.


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Last year, Johnson shouted out to Jordan and his Catch 23 team for racking up the most outings during the week-long event.

At the 2020 Florida tournament, Jordan’s team caught a 442.3-pound blue marlin.

The competition in Atlantic City runs through July 16 and features a $1 million purse, with daily events and dining at the Golden Nugget and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

At last year’s event, Jordan was spotted having dinner at Steve & Cookies by the Bay in Margate.

Outside of basketball, Jordan is best known for his obsession with golf, but his ruthless competitive streak knows no bounds. In recent years he has become increasingly involved in fishing and sprint racing, where he has become the first black majority owner of a NASCAR teamteaming up with Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace.

Whether Jordan will venture to New Jersey during this year’s tournament remains to be seen, but we’ll update the story with photos if he’s spotted at another area hotspot.

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