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Michael Jordan was ready to ‘torch’ broadcaster minutes after winning his last title

Shortly after ripping out the hearts of John Stockton and Karl Malone en route to his final NBA championship, Michael Jordan was poised to go one-on-one with broadcaster Dan Patrick. Always the competitor, Jordan barely had time to light his victory cigar before threatening to “f—-‘n torch” the longtime sports media personality.

Appearing on The Ryen Russillo podcast, Dan Patrick recounted an interview that highlighted Jordan’s competitiveness. After MJ’s iconic shot over Bryon Russell clinched a Bulls three-peat and Jordan’s sixth title, he joined Dan Patrick on the set of SportsCenter.

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“That last (championship) in Utah…When Mike comes in (to the interview) he’s got his jersey out, he’s soaked in champagne, Cuban cigar, he’s got the basketball with him…” Patrick told Russillo.

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El Pasoan Jordan O’Hara makes ESPN No. 1 SportsCenter top ten list

Jordan O’Hara admits he wasn’t sure why his parents were getting him out of bed at 11 p.m. Monday to watch a little television, but what flashed across ESPN’s SportsCenter was worth it.

The just-turned 8-year-old Jordan got to relive his spectacular moment in the Southwest Baseball League, his walk-off unassisted double play that was SportsCenter’s No. 1 highlight in their nightly top 10.

“Pretty cool,” Jordan said.

The play happened three weeks ago, with Jordan’s team leading 4-3 in the final inning of the 7U championship game.

“Technically, I got the ball on first base, it went past me a little,” Jordan said. “I got it and I was going to dive to first, but I saw I didn’t have to. I stepped on it. Then I saw the runner going to score. Technically I ran to him and I got him.”

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Michael Jordan played poker every night during the Dream Team Olympics, and he always took advantage of having more money than his teammates

"You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you're going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan]," Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.
“You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you’re going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan],” Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.

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  • The sixth episode of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — focused in part on His Airness’ gambling “hobby.”

  • Charles Barkley, an NBA great in his own right and a member of the “Dream Team” that won gold at the 1992 Olympics, said he, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Magic Johnson played cards “every single night.”

  • “We knew that no matter what the cards were, at the end of the night … Michael was always going to try to buy the pot,” Barkley told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter after the episode aired Sunday night.

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Michael Jordan is a fierce competitor on and off the court.

The sixth episode

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