If you're one of millions who've recently watched American basketball player Michael Jordan's new Netflix series The Last Dance, one of the first questions you ask yourself is: "What's up with Michael Jordan's eyes?".
The Last Dance is the latest in ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series, which goes deep into some of the most important moments in sports. The Last Dance has reminded us all that Michael Jordan was, and remains, a living legend but for some viewers, it's also sparked concern about Jordan's health.
The white of Jordan’s eyes, called the “sclera”, have turned yellow for the most part. They are clearly visible and the majority of his eyes are visibly yellowish leaving many to be concerned about the champion’s health.
Naturally, fans offered all sorts of bizarre speculations regarding Jordan’s discolored eyes and Many other people on Twitter have expressed the same sentiment: "What’s going on with Michael Jordan’s eyes?"
Does anyone know why Michael Jordan's eyes are red? This is troubling in The Last Dance...and never mentioned. I'm assuming he's fine, but I've never seen this before. pic.twitter.com/dnC79dL2En— zakiyyah alexander (@zakiyyahwashere) May 2, 2020
I'll never forget that someone said Michael Jordan dips his eyes in Hennessy every night before bed???? pic.twitter.com/ZdHcRARuVm— Breezy✞ (@Tinoo_M) May 16, 2020
michael jordan surprised red eyes pic.twitter.com/SPXgiNSyuw— reactions (@reactjpg) May 17, 2020
"Yellow eyes should not be ignored because they are a sign of something more going on,". Many doctors said "Yellowish discoloration of the eyes may be more obvious in a dark-skinned individual compared with someone who is fair-skinned."
Although Jordan himself has remained silent about any underlying liver or health issues in general, a number of doctors have chimed in with theories over the years.