Man Sues Michael Jordan For Looking Like Him Having a close resemblance to a celebrity can be a good thing, especially when the bars are close to closing. But Allen Heckard of Portland, Oregon was sick and tired of people telling him that he resembled basketball legend Michael Jordan. So sick, in fact, that in 2006 he filed suit against Jordan and the Nike shoe company for defamation, permanent injury, and emotional pain and suffering. The amount he wanted for this offense? $832 million, split evenly between Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight. Here's the kicker, though: Heckard didn't even look that much like Jordan. He was six inches shorter, for one thing. The unlikely look-alike dropped the suit a few months later.