Michael Jordan Lost a Childhood Fan in Texas-Based Rapper Due to Rude Behavior: “You Pay $15,000 Right Now for a Jersey From Me and I’ll Take a Picture With You.”

Published 12/18/2021, 12:30 PM EST


One of the NBA’s biggest ever stars, Michael Jordan has earned tons of fans over the years. In spite of his numerous retirement calls, and now post retirement, he has an extremely loyal fan base. This includes the local Chicago crowd, along with various celebrities too. Most recently, Jordan has been involved in an ugly spat with former teammate Scottie Pippen. In defense of their idol, thousands of MJ fans have stood up for him. On the contrary, there was once a time when the 14-time All-star lost a loyal celebrity fan.

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A near perfect player in his day, Michael Jordan inspired millions of young stars in the making. With six titles to his name, he is a certified NBA veteran. If you were to ask the game’s biggest buffs to list their biggest icon of the 90s, Jordan’s name would probably pop up the most. Unfortunately however, there have been instances in the past when ‘His Airness’ has been salty. In one such instance, Chamillionaire, who was a huge Jordan fan, was on the receiving end of his digs.

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When Michael Jordan lost rapper Chamillionaire as a fan after salty moment

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Jordan, along with Pippen and Rodman, were pivotal in inspiring the Bulls to some iconic runs. He was a quality guard-forward, and sent shivers down the spine of opponents from time to time. Due to his unthinkable level of stardom however, there were many moments of Jordan being unkind. As reported by Bleacher Report, the maverick was once rude to popular rapper Chamillionaire. And with no good reason.

Michael Jordan during 2006 Jordan All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The 42-year-old was once a massive Michael Jordan fan. Long ago, the rapper had the opportunity to meet Jordan and get a picture with him. When he approached the starlet for the same however, Jordan turned him down in mean fashion. Instead he said, “You know what, I tell you what, you pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I’ll take a picture with you.” This was not a nice gesture from such a huge player, and he lost a huge celebrity childhood fan ever since then.

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There have been many instances of Jordan being mildly unkind, both on and off the court. Can you recall any other moments? Leave your comments below.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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