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AARP gives Michael Jordan the perfect 50th birthday gift (PHOTO)

HOUSTON — I don't know if you've heard, but Michael Jordan turned 50 years old on Sunday. You probably missed it, because it's not like anyone's made a big deal about his birthday at all or anything, or tweeting about it all day. It's been a pretty low-key affair, so you might very well have missed it.

Luckily for the newly half-century-old Hall of Famer, the folks at the organization formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons didn't miss it. Not only did they put Jordan on the cover of the February edition of AARP Magazine, but they also gave him a very special birthday gift via Twitter:

Nice. (Image via AARP_official on Instagram)

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I'm not entirely sure the famously insanely competitive former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards star, and current Charlotte Bobcats owner, will appreciate the present. As he recently told ESPN's Wright Thompson in a fantastic feature story, he presently feels like he'd be willing to give up everything he's got to be both younger and an active NBA player, which doesn't make him sound like someone especially at ease with retiree living and the sort of positive social change for adults over 50 with which AARP has long been associated.

But MJ would do well to remember that advancing age has its benefits — specifically, discounts at your favorite retailers, dining and entertainment establishments, and home and automobile-related items. Those savings can really add up.

Hat-tips to SNY.tv's Tumblr and USA TODAY Sports.

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