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Michael Jeffery Jordan was, and still is, the greatest of all-time. He played basketball with such tenacity and precision that he was like an assassin on the court. MJ is also known for his off-court antics which are as equally as impressive as his basketball skills. Today, the internet is giving us some more great MJ rumors via Deadspin, and they do not disappoint.
On Ruining Muggsy Bogues’ Career
Johnny said physically Jordan and Pippen were about the same as defenders. But when you add in MJ’s ruthlessness and trash talk, that put him ahead of Scottie. When Johnny was coaching with the Hornets in 1995 they had a good team. Glen Rice, Mourning, Johnson. Series was tied at 2 and Hornets had a chance to win game 5 in Chicago. On the biggest possession of the game, Mugsy had the ball with the Hornets down 1. Jordan backed off of him and told him: “shoot it you fucking midget.” Mugsy shot it, didn’t come close. A year later Mugsy actually told Johnny Bach that he believes that single play ruined his career. His shot never recovered.
Can you just imagine Jordan in the heat of one of the biggest plays in the series just taking a step back, and calling Bogues a fucking midget? Love it. That’s the kind of trash talker you need on your team. Someone who can get in an opponent’s head and just crumple them for the rest of eternity.
On Mistresses And Tiger Woods
MJ used to tell Johnny that “Tiger Woods is an idiot. I tried to help him, but the kid’s gonna get caught.” (we all know how that turned out). In order for a girl to get to MJ, she needed to go through 4 undercover former narcotics detectives just to speak to Michael. She had to be approved by all 4 to make sure she wasn’t gonna say a damn word about MJ to anyone. So there’s MJ, not the greatest character guy, but he sure was pretty smart.
That’s just Banging Mistresses 101. Always gotta make sure those girls aren’t going to open up their trap and blab about it to the press. Could you imagine that screening process though just to get dicked down by His Airness? TSA should take some notes from MJ on how to keep security tight. Not sure why they say he’s not the greatest character guy though, the dude tried to help Tiger. If that doesn’t show what a helpful person is, then I don’t know what will.
On Being A Rich Dude Helping Johnny Bach
Jordan invited Johnny Bach (Johnny later told me they talk once a month, good friends) to MJ’s Hall of fame dinner. It was $1,000 per plate, plus airfaire, hotel, etc. Johnny straight up told Michael that he didn’t have the money. The next morning, a limo showed up, airfaire and hotel and dinner was paid for, along with other money to spend for the week.
Real stand up guy right there. Backs up my previous statement of being a great character guy. I rest my case.
Now, take all of these with a grain of salt as they may or may not be true because they are not verified. But God do I want them to be true. If they are, MJ just cemented himself as the greatest of all-time and no one will ever surpass him..
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