I wonder if this was a tense conversation, or just two athletes at the highlight of their careers, having a conversation about a female.
Mike Tyson’s longtime friend and manager Rory Holloway has written a book that contains some legendary stories, including one about the time Tyson confronted Michael Jordan over a woman.
The book, “Taming the beast: The untold story of Mike Tyson” talks about the timenMike had dinner with several Chicago sports figures, including Mike Ditka, Richard Dent and Jordan.
Givens reportedly dated Jordan before marrying Tyson.
“Mike Tyson’s sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out …” Holloway writes.
“I’m telling the server to water his drinks down ‘cause I see where this is going. Mike stares across the table at Michael Jordan. He says, ‘Hey man, you think I’m stupid? I know you f***ed with my b***h’.
“Jordan looks like he just seen a ghost. ‘I know you messed with her,’ Mike says. ‘You can tell me’.
“Jordan, it’s obvious he just wants to get up and run. He wants no part of this. Mike turns to Ditka. ‘Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist s**t you been talking?’. He says to Dent, ‘Y’all scared of this damn white man, Richard? He ain’t nobody. You gonna let him talk that way?’
“It was a circus, for real, that night. Don King trying to change the subject. Me and John trying to hold Mike down. Mike telling everyone he’s going to bust Jordan’s ass. Jordan’s dressed sharp as always and he can’t get out of there fast enough.”
Michael Jordan was a big tough dude, but I’m not sure anybody wanted a problem with Mike Tyson during his baddest man on the planet period.