Ex-NBA Player Reveals Why Michael Jordan Almost Called the Cops on Him

Published 11/24/2021, 12:59 PM EST
Sep 11, 2021; Springfield, MA, USA; Class of 2021 inductee presenters Michael Jordan and Jerry Reinsdorf listen to Toni Kukoc (not pictured) speak during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement at MassMutual Center. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


According to Master P, Michael Jordan was on the verge of calling the cops on him. Why? Because apparently, Master P, Gilbert Arenas, and Ron Artest defeated him at his own camp. Michael Jordan’s competitive spirit is one of the many things that make him stand out from other NBA players. Moreover, there aren’t many stories about Michael Jordan losing at something. But when he does, he always comes back with a vengeance.

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Master P appeared on ‘No Chill with Gilbert Arenas,’ and recalled a bizarre story from Michael Jordan’s sports camp. At Michael Jordan’s camp in 1999, Master P revealed that he teamed up with Gilbert and Ron Artest to beat the G.O.A.T Jordan.

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The time Gilbert Arenas and Master P beat Michael Jordan

What made this game special was that they played versus Michael Jordan and two unknown guys. The trio, according to the artist, caught the six-time champion on an off night. Consequently, they allegedly defeated him in that game.

“Everybody was scared of J at the time, we know he’s the best dude in the world. We got on the court and I told them, ‘look man, let’s just go beat these old dudes.’ Jordan was like, ‘man, you, you a rapper.’ I said, ‘no bro, I’m in the pros and I’m ready.’”

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing waits in the #23 DoorDash Toyota pit area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 06, 2021 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It’s bizarre to even imagine Michael Jordan losing at anything related to basketball. But doing so at his camp? That’s in a league of its own. Subsequently, the two eventually pay their respects to the ‘GOAT,’ admitting that they may have caught him on an off night. The pickup game took place in 1998-99, which was near the end of his career.

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Who is Master P? Did he ever make it to the NBA?

Percy “Master P” Miller was on the verge of breaking into the NBA. The rapper even tried out for the Hornets once the 1998-99 lockout ended, as well as the Raptors the following season. Unfortunately, he only made a few preseason appearances.

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It is bizarre to imagine that the rap sensation could have made it to the NBA. He allegedly even had the required skills to get in, but only failed due to politics. However, most of all, P was brave on the court, ready to take on anyone. For him to beat Michael at his own turf, that’s saying something about him.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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