Legendary Bulls guard Michael Jordan really enjoyed gambling.
In fact, he enjoyed it so much, he kept track of games while on the court.
In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, former teammate Scottie Pippen was asked about a rumor which alleged Jordan would use the jumbotron games and bet against a Bulls game ops staff member.
To no one’s surprise, Pippen confirmed this story to be true.
When @ScottiePippen & @SteveKerr crossed paths at a Warriors game last month, you know I had to get alllllll the stories ? Some great stuff here on when they first met, whether a particular MJ gambling story is true (it is) and why Scottie may soon be driven to coaching himself pic.twitter.com/pp9RJRP5fZ
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 14, 2020
“That is a true story, but he never bet at me,” said Pippen.
While known as one of the most competitive athletes to ever grace a basketball court, it is no surprise that the great MJ had some fun with his own team.
Plus it’s a lot of fun to win, especially when you won as often as Jordan did.