Michael Jordan doesn't need Twitter. But after his cameo Tuesday morning, we know this much:

Twitter needs Michael Jordan.

After famously eschewing social media for years, basketball's Greatest Of All Time took over the Charlotte Hornets' Twitter account to offer a rare glimpse into Jordan's world as the team's owner.

Jordan has been opening up to the media more in the days leading up to the NBA regular season. After years of struggle -- including one campaign where his team set the NBA record for fewest wins in a season -- Jordan's Hornets have developed into a respectable team with hopes of making a run in the playoffs.

MJ is relishing the moment.


Jordan took us to the Hornets' practice facilities, where he observed coach Steve Clifford leading the team through a workout:


And he showed us his social savvy by performing his first photobomb:


Later, MJ toured the locker room, where Al Jefferson is apparently an enormous slob:


Since post-playing days MJ isn't exactly the most outgoing person in the world, this rare fan engagement came as a real treat to basketball fans. Maybe we'll see more of Jordan if the Hornets start the season strong.

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