Michael Jordan forced Bow Wow to get rid of his Reebok shoes

michael-jordanMichael Jordan is one of the best businessmen in the basketball shoe and apparel game. That’s partly because of how passionate he is about his brand.

During a recent interview with Montreality, rapper Bow Wow elaborated on that passion.

Bow Wow was asked to share a Michael Jordan story, and he recalled the time he wore some Reebok Allen Iverson shoes to Jordan’s house.

“I’m actually real cool with his sons, Marcus and Jeffrey…I would say, we kinda grew up together,” said Bow Wow, via Ball Overall. “Being on tour, every time we came to Chicago, even at the age of like 15, they would come around and we just clicked.

“There’d be times I stayed over at the family, ya know, Mr. Jordan’s house…actually a funny story, I actually wore some Iversons to their house…and Michael Jordan woke us all up and was like ‘Whose is these?’…and I was like ‘they’re mine’…and I never saw My A.I.’s after that moment. I was in some Jordan’s going down to play some basketball.”

Classic MJ. Based on his competitive drive on the court, is there any surprise the legend is that strict about enforcing a shoe code in his home? Heck no. The only shocker is that he allows himself to go out in public looking like this.

You can watch Bow Wow tell the story in the video below:

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Michael Jordan once lost to Charlie and Martin Sheen in basketball

Michael Jordan, the legend who won six NBA championships and five NBA MVPs, once lost to a couple of actors in basketball. True story.

MJ took on Charlie and Martin Sheen in a 1986 game show called “War of the Stars” hosted by Dick Van Patten. Before you get all crazy here about MJ losing, keep in mind that the games were handicapped in favor of the Sheens.

The two sides competed in three competitions with the following rules:

    - Foul shooting: Each side got 20 foul shots, but MJ had to shoot with his eyes closed
    - Horse
    - Two on one: Game went to 10. Jordan had to spot the Sheens five points and only got one shot at the basket.

The whole thing was pretty awesome to watch. You had both Sheens in short shorts and high top shoes, while Jordan was as skinny as he’s been in 30 years. And even Van Patten was on point with his lines.

“The young girls here really like Charlie,” Van Patten said at one point.

As for the results, MJ went 11 of 20 on free throws with his eyes closed. Charlie went 8-10 on his foul shots, and then Martin made four to give the Sheens the win.

Horse, as you could imagine, was no competition. MJ just dominated with his fancy layups and deep outside shots. But the two on one was a different story. Charlie nailed his outside shots and gave the Sheens a 10-5 win.

We already knew that Charlie was a good athlete — he can play baseball and admitted to taking steroids for “Major League” — but who knew he also could stroke an outside jumper? Impressive.

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Michael Jordan wedding pictures plus Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc on guest list

Michael Jordan wedding tent

Michael Jordan Yvette PrietoMichael Jordan took the walk down the aisle for the second time in his life. Yes, his Airness married model Yvette Prieto Saturday in a super private, super exclusive wedding in Palm Beach.

Earlier Saturday, we told you the wedding was expected to have 2,000 guests. Shiny Sheet tweeted that guests included ex-NBA players Scottie Pippen and Patrick Ewing, as well as film maker Spike Lee. In addition to Pippen, Gossip Extra says Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls teammates Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc also attended the ceremony. Golfer Tiger Woods was another guest from the sporting world who was in attendance.

Jordan and Prieto wed in the same church where Donald Trump got married — the Episcopal Church at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Below are photos of the church where the wedding took place, plus another picture of the massive must-see tent where the reception took place:

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Michael Jordan’s wedding will reportedly have 2,000 guests

Michael Jordan has already been married once before, but that doesn’t mean he wants his second wedding to be low key. Jordan and his fiancee Yvette Prieto are getting hitched this weekend, and they are expecting quite a few people. According to Entertainment Tonight Online, MJ and Prieto are expecting around 2,000 people for their ceremony and festivities.

Last month, we learned that guests who were invited to the wedding received an instruction card asking them not to share any details about the wedding with people who weren’t going. Since we found out about the instruction card itself and 2,000 people are expected to attend, keeping a secret this massive will be a difficult task.

Part of the reception will likely take place at Jordan’s 37,000 square foot home in Jupiter, Fla. Vendors have reportedly been setting up tents in his backyard to prepare for the weekend. They, too, have taken a vow of silence. In fact, they had to sign a form saying they would not tell anyone what they are doing.

“[Vendors] will get sued if they start talking about what they’re doing,” GossipExtra.com’s Jose Lambiet said.

Privacy is obviously a priority for MJ and his soon-to-be wife, so it will be interesting to see if everyone plays by the rules. Given the era that we live in, I have my doubts.

Trainer: Michael Jordan had food poisoning, not flu in Utah

Michael Jordan fluOne of Michael Jordan’s most notable moments from his spectacular NBA career was his courageous performance in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, which has become known as the “Flu Game.”

According to lore, Jordan woke up sick the day before the Wednesday game against the Utah Jazz. Trainers said he would be unable to play in the critical game, which would have put the Bulls in a difficult spot since Utah had won the previous two games to tie the series.

Despite being dehydrated and visibly ill, Jordan managed to play in the game and went on to score 38 points in Chicago’s 90-88 win. The Bulls returned to Chicago and won Game 6 to clinch the series, and the “Flu Game” is considered a turning point in the series.

Now, Jordan’s personal trainer says Jordan was suffering from food poisoning those few days.

Jordan’s trainer, Tim Grover, is promoting his book, “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable,” and told TrueHoop TV that MJ was poisoned by some pizza he ordered.

Here’s how Grover recalled the story to TrueHoop TV:

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Michael Jordan has an awesome golf cart

Michael Jordan golf cart

Michael Jordan has one of the sweetest golf carts this side of Bubba Watson’s hovercraft. And why wouldn’t he? He’s Michael Jordan, the famous No. 23, creator of the Jordan Brand and the greatest basketball player ever. Of course he’s going to have the finest luxury items possible.

This golf cart, which was on display at the Michael Jordan Golf Classic last week, comes to us via Busted Coverage. The cart is in light blue and white to match the colors of MJ’s alma mater North Carolina. There a Jumpman logo on the front, custom Tar Heel blue and white seats with “MJ” embroidered on the back rest, a custom holder in the middle of the front seat, and speakers in the front. It truly is a thing of beauty.

More pictures of the cart and his golf bag below:

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Michael Jordan sported turquoise shorts to his golf tournament (Video)

Michael Jordan turquoise shortsMichael Jordan may have a billion dollar clothing brand, but the living legend still makes some very questionable fashion choices.

Jordan’s annual golf tournament, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, took place over the weekend in Las Vegas. One of the days of the tournament, MJ was wearing a mostly white ensemble, except he oddly mixed in some turquoise shorts. The rest of the look was clean — white shoes, socks, shirt, and hat — but the turquoise shorts were a strange addition.

Jordan is no stranger to questionable fashion choices. In fact, an entire hilarious Tumblr called, “What the F— is Michael Jordan wearing?” was inspired by his sometimes bizarre clothing choices.

Numerous celebrities showed up for MJ’s tournament as you could imagine. If you watch the video above, one of the cool things is seeing former MLB All-Stars Paul O’Neill and Kenny Lofton finishing their golf swings exactly how their baseball swings looked. Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman won the tournament, while O’Neill managed to get a hole-in-one on the 17th.