Jeremy Roenick’s Ridiculous Gambling Story About Michael Jordan

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Jeremy Roenick’s Ridiculous Gambling Story About Michael Jordan


Almost every NBA player from the 80s and 90s has an own incredible Michael Jordan story, and we’ve heard plenty.

Turns out not only basketball veterans have Jordan stories to tell, but also former pros from other sports.

Former Chicago Blackhawks player Jeremy Roenick, shared an unreal and pretty ridiculous story about MJ’s gambling. During an appearance on 670 The Score Roenick went full into detail in this epic story, that contains Jordan drinking beer all morning and afternoon on the golf course, before putting up 52 (it most likely was his 44 point game on March 28, 1992) against Cleveland in the evening:


“This was like end of the season for us, end of the season for them. I get a call from Michael, ‘meet me at Sunset Ridge early, we’re going to go play 18 holes.’ We didn’t have a game, we actually had a day off. So I meet him at Sunset Ridge.

We played a round, beat him for a couple thousand, and I’m getting ready to leave. Now, the Bulls are playing that night. They play Cleveland, that night. So I’m thinking he’s leaving, it’s 10:00, he’s like ‘no, let’s go play again.’

So we fill up a bag full of Ice and Coors Light and we walk again. We roll around another 18 and I take him for another couple. We’ve been drinking all afternoon. Now he’s going from Sunset Ridge to the stadium to play a game.

And I’m like messing around, I’m like ‘I’m going to call my bookie, all the money you just lost to me I’m putting on Cleveland tonight.’

He goes ‘I’ll tell you what. I’ll bet you that we win by 20 points and I have more than 40.’ I’m like ‘done.’

Son of a gun goes out, scores 52 and they win by 26 or something… after 36 holes of golf and having maybe 10 Bud Lights. The man, to me, is the best athlete that I’ve ever seen.”



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