CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46)
Known for his greatness on the hardwood, Charlotte Hornets' owner Michael Jordan was recognized with the Presidential Medal of Honor.
The award is called the highest civilian award anyone can receive in the United States.
Jordan was among 21 people receiving that honor at The White House on Tuesday.
"I think it's awesome for Charlotte, MJ has just done wonders for Charlotte. He's been a supporter and boost the area," Elizabeth Coric said.
"Somebody I know, watched, admired and everyone wanted to be like growing up so to get this honor is a really great thing," Tyequan Finley said.
President Obama said the honor goes to people that have pushed America forward by inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.
"He is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes it," President Obama said.
And with this honor, people told FOX 46 Charlotte that it's a nice reflection on the Queen City.
"I think you have to look at it as pretty beneficial for the city of Charlotte and so I think it reflects nicely on us," Gregory Bendetto said.