Utah Flash owner apologizes for Jordan hoax

OREM, Utah (AP) – An NBA Development League team owner is apologizing for misleading fans who thought Michael Jordan would play in a charity game at the Utah Flash’s home opener. Flash owner Brandt Andersen acknowledged sending a Jordan lookalike around town Monday, when supposed “Jordan” sightings and an Internet video of the imposter eating at a local restaurant created buzz that Jordan really was in town. More than 7,500 fans showed up hoping to see Jordan play 1-on-1 against former Utah Jazz guard Bryon Russell at halftime. The Flash had been promoting the contest after Andersen issued a public challenge in September. Fans caught on when the imposter trotted on to the court at halftime and started booing, then leaving. On his blog, Andersen apologized to fans who were fooled and offered them tickets to a future Flash game.

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