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Jordan’s Wife Gives Birth to Twin Daughters

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, basketball great Michael Jordan and then-girlfriend Yvette Prieto arrive for a celebrity dinner at Beso inside Crystals in City Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)
In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, basketball great Michael Jordan and then-girlfriend Yvette Prieto arrive for a celebrity dinner at Beso inside Crystals in City Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)

STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise.

His wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters, Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press.

Portnoy said Tuesday night Yvette Jordan, 35, gave birth to Victoria and Ysabel on Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Yvette Jordan and the babies are doing well and the family is overjoyed at their arrival,” Portnoy said.

Jordan is the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, who are currently the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and have a chance to make the postseason for the first time since he took over as majority owner in 2010.

Jordan, who turns 51 next Monday, married former model Yvette Prieto on April 27 of last year in Palm Beach, Fla. The reception took place at a private golf club in Jupiter, Fla., designed by Jack Nicklaus. Jordan owns a home near the course.

The couple met six years ago.

Jordan has three children — two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine — with former wife Juanita Vanoy. They divorced in 2006.

Jordan won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and was a 14-time All-Star and five-time league MVP.

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