Sports Mockery has been exploring the greatness of Michael Jordan in our Stories of Legend Memes.
Here is another gem about MJ, but this one is more recent.
Apparently Jordan was always a gambling man, everyone knows that. Stories told about Mike say that every time he won a bet he wanted his money, RIGHT THERE. No going home or making a trip to the ATM. If you wanted to bet Mike for cash, he wanted it right after winning.
It is described here in this SI Interview from 1993 (with an anonymous Bulls player):
[When asked about MJ]
“This guy is a killer,” the source said. “He’s the most viciously competitive player I’ve ever seen. That’s what makes him, I think, the greatest player ever. He has practically ruined [reserve forward] Rodney McCray for us.” When the two players are on opposite teams in scrimmages, the source says, “[ Jordan] is in Rodney’s face, screaming, ‘You’re a loser! You’ve always been a loser!’ Rodney can hardly put up a jumper now.”
After practice, Jordan wants to shoot baskets for money. And it doesn’t matter whether he’s betting $5 a shot or $100, he wants his money right now. He wants to beat you in everything. “He passes people going home some nights—on the shoulder—doing 125,” the source said. “He doesn’t care. He lets the highway patrol chase him a little. You think they’re going to give him a ticket? They’ll ask for his autograph, but they won’t give him a ticket. Guy scares me to death.”
Well, we can chalk this legend up as TRUE. And evidence of that came in 2011 when he made a $500 bet that he could hit the green with a fan at a charity golf event and won. But after winning, he made it a point to run directly and over snatch up the money. Michael Jordan make $500 every 10 minutes, but due to his insane competitive nature felt the need to rush and collect from the trash talking fan.
Here’s another angle.