Meet Karla Knafel, the woman who had an affair with NBA great Michael Jordan. You can see photos of Karla Knafel below.
Knafel and Jordan fought it out in court in 2002 after she alleged that Jordan agreed to pay her $5 million when he retired from basketball to keep her mouth shut about their affair. In December, Jordan won the court decision because he claimed that Knafel was trying to extort money from him.
According to The Smoking Gun, Karla began her affair with Michael Jordan in December 1989. She was a singer in a band that performed in a hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. NBA referee Eddie Rush told Karla that he knew Michael Jordan and that he was in town to play the Indiana Pacers. Rush called Jordan and Karla and Michael spoke on the phone. Knafel became pregnant during the affair and she claims that Jordan “demanded that she abort the baby”. She refused.
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