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Common forged Michael Jordan's signature for money

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Jul 17, 2014 | 4:56pm EDT

Rapper Common once forged basketball great Michael Jordan's signature to make money. The Light hitmaker had the prestigious job of serving as a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls when he was growing up in Illinois, and he decided to make extra cash by calling on the sports icon for an autograph to give to a fan. In an interview on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (16Jul14), Common recalled, "I was 12 years old and it was Michael Jordan's first year (on the team) so it was incredible experience. I was watching him become one of the greatest athletes ever. "One time some guy asked me to get Michael's autograph. So I told him, 'I'll get you an autograph for $5.' And I went and said, 'Mike, sign this autograph for me.' He said, 'You sign it.' "So I went and signed it and I took it back and the kid was like, 'Man, this ain't (sic) Mike's autograph!' I spelled Michael wrong. I was just trying to get my $5."

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