Michael Jordan has been one of the most incredible basketball players to grace the court since he made his professional debut in 1984. However, not many are aware but the now 56-year old former basketballer had his fair share of troubles with regards to gambling. Former American ice hockey player and Jordan's friend Jeremy Roenick spoke to 670 The Score podcast about an interesting story that was in relation to a gambling bet between both parties.
On this date in 1996...— theScore (@theScore) November 15, 2019
'Space Jam' hit theatres and Michael Jordan went off vs. the Monstars. 🎬 pic.twitter.com/c3JAd4uRBk
If the entire tale narrated by Jeremy Roenick is actually true then it just goes to show how incredible Michael Jordan was a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls. However, that being said isn't betting on your own team's match considered to be a cardinal sin? It's still unclear as to whether the entire story revealed by Jeremy Roenick is accurate considering the various loopholes presented throughout his narration. Jeremy Roenick said that the game in question took place in either 1992 or 1993. Based on that information, our best guess is that he was talking about the match between Bulls and Cavaliers on March 28, 1992. Michael Jordan scored 44 points in the 126-102 victory over the Cavs.
35 years ago today, Michael Jordan played in his first professional game at The Garden 🔥— ESPN (@espn) November 8, 2019
🔺 33 PTS
🔺 8 REB
🔺 5 AST pic.twitter.com/Tb6R0kcYKw