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When you're arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, it's impossible to fly under the radar.NBA legend and current Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto on Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla., according to People.com's Jennifer Garcia.
The event was held at the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. It featured roughly 500 guests, including some other former NBA stars (photo via NBA.SI.com):
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Notable attendees included Jordan's former Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen, Jordan's mother, former New York Knicks superstar Patrick Ewing and well-known director Spike Lee, among others (photo via NBA.SI.com):
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Fourteen-time major champion Tiger Woods was also on hand this weekend (photo via @KVJShow from TMZ):
According to Michele Dargan of the Palm Beach Daily News, guests began arriving at the church around 3 p.m. ET, an hour or so before the wedding ceremony began at roughly 4:15 p.m. ET.
The ceremony inside the church lasted about an hour as bells reportedly rang out not long after 5 p.m. ET, according to Dargan.
Shiny Sheet on Twitter posted several photos of people as they entered the church on Saturday:
Here's a look at the bridesmaids on their way into the church:
Not that you can see her in this photo, but this flock of umbrellas is supposedly hiding the bride before she entered the church for Saturday's ceremony:
An even larger crowd of an estimated 2,000 people gathered at the Bear's Club, a golf course community in Jupiter, Fla., for the reception under a massive, state-of-the-art wedding tent (photo via LarryBrownSports.com):
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According to Garcia, the 50-year-old Jordan met the 35-year-old Prieto at a Miami nightclub five years ago and proposed to her in late 2011.
Given the Bobcats' struggles on the hardwood in recent seasons, it's safe to say that this weekend's ceremony and subsequent celebration was a welcomed distraction for Michael Jordan heading into another challenging offseason.
For now, though, basketball can wait. Good luck to Jordan and his new wife.
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