Michael Jordan has been known for doing anything to impose his will, both on and off the court. His Airness did everything to win basketball games, it didn't matter if he had to go against an entire team by himself to reach his goal. He was just like that, and even though he's not playing basketball anymore, Jordan kept this 'tradition'.
Even at social events, Jordan appears to be ready to beat those who somehow go against him, regardless of who that might be. MJ took dinners very seriously and sometimes took things too far. Once, he told Kobe Bryant that he would have beaten the Black Mamba if they both clashed in their respective primes.
Well, that wasn't the only thing Jordan did during those events, as he also took things personally when he felt people were being cheap. That's what happened with his agent David Falk, who learned firsthand how difficult things could get if Jordan sensed he was acting wrong.
Michael Jordan Once Ordered The Most Expensive Wine To Shut Up His Agent David Falk
Back in 2005, during an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan was inquired about a story where he bought a very expensive bottle of wine just to mess up with agent David Falk, who constantly checked prices when they went to eat outside.
MRS: There is one wine story in the research I did. It's something about a meeting you were having with David Falk, and you started ordering wine to shut him up?
JORDAN: Yeah. We had a dinner meeting and I couldn't get a word in. The meal was on his company bill. Anytime he orders wine, or orders anything, he checks the price. But that night he was taking time out from what we were talking about to make sure about the price. So now I say, Give me the most expensive wine, and he's picking up the tab. Then, I say, Every time you interrupt what we're talking about, I'm going to order another bottle. When I started ordering the '61s, I quieted him right down, and we got through the conversation. That is a true story.
Jordan also talked about his knowledge of wine, revealing that his ex-wife Juanita was the one that initiated him into that world.
MRS: I see there's a wine cellar here in your house. Tell me about it. Is it your interest or your wife, Juanita's?
JORDAN: I am a Grade C wine drinker or connoisseur. My wife is a B. She got me involved. Although she's not the only person who got me interested. When I signed with Bijan fragrances, Mr. Bijan took me out one day and we had dinner. He got me a bottle of 1961 Château Margaux. And I fell in love with Bordeaux.
MRS: [Laughter] That's not a C wine!
JORDAN: Obviously it's the top of the line, granted that. Then I started getting more involved with Bordeaux. A good friend of mine, Mario Lemieux, is a big-time wine drinker. I go to a lot of his golf tournaments, and he taught me how to go to Sotheby's and buy at auction. I do have a strong interest in wine. But my wife's is a lot stronger. She's taken classes and she goes to wine tastings and things of that nature. I'm not quite at that level, because I like to do it on my own. I enjoy wine. I truly, truly enjoy wine.
MJ used this knowledge to his advantage and 'trolled' Falk for being cheap. Of course, the price of the bottles obviously helped him make his decision, but perhaps what he learned with Juanita made the decision a lot easier. Jordan has been labeled as cheap too, but imagine how difficult Falk had to be to exasperate Michael Jordan.