Mike Tyson had quite the nasty run in with Michael Jordan back in the day. He was upset the basketball legend dated his ex-wife Robin Givens, according to news.com.au.
Rory Holloway, Iron Mike’s former manager, wrote a book about Tyson’s life, “Taming the beast: The untold story of Mike Tyson,” and details how things got personal.
“Mike Tyson’s sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out …” Holloway wrote.
He added, “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**ked with my bitch.’”
Jordan seemed shocked by Tyson’s accusations, although he dated Givens before they married and divorced.
“Jordan looks like he just seen a ghost. ‘I know you messed with her,’ Mike says. ‘You can tell me’,” he continued. “Jordan, it’s obvious he just wants to get up and run. He wants no part of this.”
He added, “Mike turns to (Chicago Bears coach Mike) Ditka. ‘Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist sh*t you been talking?’. He says to (Richard) Dent, ‘Y’all scared of this damn white man, Richard? He ain’t nobody. You gonna let him talk that way?’
He continued with, “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.”
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