“Minimum of a $100k bet on that Game”: Babyface Michael Jordan In Unexpected Setting Makes NBA Fans Go Berserk

Published 05/14/2022, 11:00 AM EDT
CHICAGO – JUNE 16: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates with cigar after winning the 1996 NBA title against the Seattle SuperSonics in Game Six of the 1996 NBA Finals at the United Center on June 16, 1996 in Chicago Iillinois. The Bulls won 87-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, is as famous as someone can be. Ever since his playing days, Jordan always represented something greater than basketball. On the basketball court, he had a swagger that seldom players have had. He had a relentless work ethic and was a fierce competitor.

But a recently resurfaced photo may change that notion. In the photo, Michael can be seen enjoying the Pac-Man game. The left fans were perplexed and they had a variety of reactions. See some of them below –


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Michael Jordan – The Ultimate Warrior

Throughout his career, Jordan had a desire to be the best. He was never the one who would take kindly to a loss. Jordan had a crazy work ethic and worked on every aspect of his game till he perfected it. He was the mid-range assassin who could shoot a jumper from anywhere.


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Moreover, he was also notorious for making in-game bets with players and then completing the task. The Chicago Bulls legend once made free throws with his eyes closed just to prove a point.

CHICAGO, UNITED STATES: Michael Jordan (L) of the Chicago Bulls smiles while standing next to Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz 07 June in the first half of game three of the NBA Finals at the Unthe ited Center in Chicago, IL. The seven-game series is tied at 1-1. AFP PHOTO Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

After retiring in 1993, Jordan tried his hand at professional baseball. Jordan also loved gambling and was always ready to bet on anything. Nothing was off the limit for Jordan to bet on.

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Jordan – The man who inspired a generation

Jordan made NBA global. He inspired a generation of players who wanted to play basketball just because they saw Michael playing basketball. He was NBA’S first global superstar. And his on-court performances matched his off the court fandom.

Utah Jazz’s John Stockton, left, and Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan fight for a rebound in the third qarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Salt Lake City, Friday, June 5, 1998. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 93-88, tying the best-of seven series 1-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jordan won six NBA Championships to go with six Finals MVP awards. He also won 5 regular season MVP awards and a plethora of scoring titles. He was a pest on the defensive end, too. Michael was the greatest player of his generation and one of the greatest of all time.


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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.