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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 17: William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, and Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan is dipping his toe into the NASCAR world – or at least the video game version.

The basketball legend designed a racer for his friend Denny Hamlin’s eNASCAR team, decorated with Jordan’s #23 and his iconic ‘Jumpman’ logo.

Asked if virtual racers deserve the same recognition as their real-life counterparts, Hamlin said they’re “honestly really good at what they do” and that the iRacing series “is growing our sport”.

Do you ever watch e-sports competitions? Will they ever be as popular as ‘real’ sports?