Popular American Actor Recalls Intriguing Michael Jordan Story

Published 10/07/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
Michael Jordan during Michael Jordan Hosts 2005 Jordan Classic Dinner – April 14, 2005 in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


Being associated with Michael Jordan is an honor in itself. But, wearing clothing from his starry wardrobe is a rare coincidence that happened for famous comedian actor Eric Wareheim. To wear a blazer previously worn by the 6-time NBA champion is a moment to cherish.

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Eric Wareheim is one part of the famous comedy duo, Tim & Eric, along with Tim Heidecker. A few years back, Eric got his interest in a food career and he’s releasing his new cookbook named ‘FOODHEIM: A Culinary Adventure’.

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Eric Wareheim has an interesting anecdote to share

While talking about his new adventures in the food industry on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, Eric reminisced about the time he borrowed Michael Jordan’s blazer to enter a Michelin star restaurant in Chicago. It was also the time he decided to kick start his food career while sitting in restaurant Alinea.

As per the dress code guidelines, Michelin star restaurants require visitors to wear formals while entering the place. And that day, Eric didn’t have a blazer to get in, so he asked a receptionist for one. Well, he was in awe of what he got in return.

Eric narrated this incident to Kimmel – “I asked the receptionist, I was like, ‘Do you guys happen to have a blazer I can borrow?’ And she’s like you’re not gonna believe me but Michael Jordan did a photoshoot here a year ago and we have that blazer. We could lend it to you, if you promise to give it back. And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? (smiles). Yes!”

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‘Wearing Michael Jordan’s blazer felt like superman’

Jordan’s silk blazer was a tempting piece of clothing with shoulder pads on. That’s a fancy replacement for Eric, who is the same height as the NBA legend. Eric told – “I put that blazer on and I felt like superman.”

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1 March 2010: Charlotte Bobcats part owner Michael Jordan watches the Charlotte Bobcats play the Dallas Mavericks during an NBA basketball game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 1, 2010. Jordan has agreed to buy the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo by Chris Keane/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

Michael Jordan, the former Bulls star, had a legacy in place with 6 Finals MVP, 5 regular-season MVP, and 14 All-Star Appearances. He dominated the 90s era of basketball alongside his partner, Scottie Pippen. Chicago city feels honored to have birthed such an icon in their city.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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