Jeremy Roenick shares a ridiculous Michael Jordan gambling story

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Michael Jordan is, among many other things, a legendary competitor and gambler, so this absurd story from former Blackhawks player Jeremy Roenick should surprise no one.

During an appearance on 670 The Score, Roenick told a tale from Jordan’s first three-peat with the Bulls, when the Bulls legend invited Roenick out for a round of golf on the morning of a game day. Roenick had the day off, so he visited Sunset Ridge Country Club and won a few thousand dollars off Jordan during his round. The rest of the story is epic.

“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.”

Roenick estimates that the game in question happened around 1992-1993, so he’s likely talking about the Cavs-Bulls game on March 28th, 1992, when Jordan dropped 44 points and the Bulls won 126-102.