Okay, so there is no way to know for sure whether, "Pffffft, fuck it," is what Michael Jordan said to himself while misspelling Barack Obama's name on a birthday present for the goddamn President of the United States, but you wouldn't put it past him, would you?

First, the backstory, from this profile of David Axelrod in New York Magazine:

There's also a napkin signed by JFK, a letter from the newly elected Abraham Lincoln to the Chicago mayor's son, and a signed poster of Michael Jordan. "When the president turned 50, I wanted to get him something special … so I sent it to Jordan to have him sign it for me." In black Sharpie, Jordan scrawled, "To Barrack: you still owe me dinner. Wishing you well, Michael Jordan."

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"Is it B-A-R-O-C-K? Or is it with an A? Lemme see here... [writes "Barrack"] Yeah, that looks good, I think. Or is it with just one R? Pffffft, fuck it."

You can't convince me this didn't happen.

[NY Mag]