Jordan donates millions for US clinics

US basketball great Michael Jordan has pledged $13.8 million to help build two medical clinics for uninsured communities in his home town of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The clinics are slated to open in early 2022.

Jordan, who grew up and attended high school in Wilmington, had previously donated $9.7 million to set up family clinics in Charlotte to support vulnerable communities.

"I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown," Jordan, 57, said in a statement.

"Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance."

In June, Jordan had pledged $138 million over the next decade to organisations dedicated to ensuring racial equality.

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion who led the Chicago Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s, is a Basketball Hall of Famer who owns the Charlotte Hornets.