Michael Jordan had a terrific career full of great stories that will be hard to forget. Further, we learned about one of the best anecdotes of MJ during his playing days. On Thursday, former NHL star Jeremy Roenick joined WSCR’s McNeil & Parkins Show where he was asked if he ever gambled with Jordan while playing golf.
Roenick revealed he and Jordan went to play some golf when the Blackhawks had a day off, but the Bulls had a game that night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He told one of the most impressive stories of Jordan’s life.
“‘Meet me at Sunset Ridge, early. We’re gonna go play 18 holes’” MJ said according to Roenick. “We played a round, I beat him for a couple thousand and got ready to leave … Now, the Bulls are playing that night. They played Cleveland that night. I’m thinking he’s leaving, it’s 10 o’clock. He goes, ‘No, let’s go play again.’
“So we go and fill up a bag full of ice and Coors Light and walk again. We roll around another 18 and I take him for another couple [thousand dollars]. Now we’ve been drinking all afternoon and he’s going from Sunset Ridge to the stadium, to play a game. I’m messing around. I’m like, “I’m gonna call my bookie. All the money you just lost to me, I’m putting on Cleveland.’
“He goes, ‘I’ll tell you what. I’ll bet you that we’ll win by 20 points and I have more than 40 [points].’ I’m like, ‘Done.’ Son of a gun goes out and scores 52 and they win by 26 points or something.”
.@McNeil_Parkins asked Jeremy Roenick for his best Michael Jordan story. It was incredible.
It involved golf, beers and basketball. (We can’t verify that every detail lines up, but that’s not what we’re here for. This is about MJ’s greatness.)
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) 8 de noviembre de 2019
After that, the GOAT would go on to score 52 points against the Cavaliers.