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"That's How We Tip In Las Vegas, Michael" - Michael Jordan Was Once Embarrassed In A Casino By Another Sporting Legend

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"That's How We Tip In Las Vegas, Michael" - Michael Jordan Was Once Embarrassed In A Casino By Another Sporting Legend

Michael Jordan was once shown up in public by a fellow sporting legend after only tipping a waitress $5.

Former NBA superstar Jordan is one of the most successful sportsmen alive and had an obsession with winning.

He's famously competitive and very rarely came out of a situation on the losing side... but one night in Las Vegas, he did.

NBA legend Michael Jordan was once shown up in a Las Vegas casino (Image: PA)
NBA legend Michael Jordan was once shown up in a Las Vegas casino (Image: PA)
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Per Fadeaway World, Rich Strafella, former VP of Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, told the story of Jordan gambling with ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky as a waitress brought their drinks.

"I remember a night when Wayne Gretzky insulted Michael Jordan at the table," Strafella said.

"It was a private salon game. Michael had ordered a drink from the cocktail waitress, and he gave her a five-dollar chip.

"Wayne took it off the cocktail waitress's tray, gave it back to Michael, grabbed a hundred-dollar chip from Michael's stack and put it on the cocktail waitress's tray. Then he said, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael."

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Chicago Bulls hero Jordan is currently worth $1.6 billion thanks to a career which brought him six NBA championships, all of which saw him win finals MVP.

He's also a savvy businessman and has a number of lucrative deals with the world's biggest brand, such as Nike and Gatorade.

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Ice hockey icon Wayne Gretzky embarrassed Jordan in Las Vegas (Image: PA)
Ice hockey icon Wayne Gretzky embarrassed Jordan in Las Vegas (Image: PA)

The 59-year-old is so flush with cash, he even rejected an eye-watering $100 million for a two-hour appearance.

David Falk, Jordan's representative, has shed light on some of the opportunities Jordan has said no during his time working for him.

Speaking to WFAN, he explained: "[Jordan] turned down a deal to do a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a pre-season game with Charlotte.

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"And some woman in the Philippines offered me seven million dollars for one day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he turned it down.

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"I brought him a deal three years ago for 100 million dollars.

"And all he had to do, other than give his name and likeness, was make one two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down."

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What a crazy amount.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Michael Jordan, Basketball, NBA, Ice Hockey

Daniel Marland
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