The Suspicious Retirement Of Michael Jordan

The Suspicious Retirement Of Michael Jordan

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– Hello, and welcome to
Unsolved Sports Conspiracies,
a show where we examine
sport’s greatest myths
and debate their validity.
This week we explore Michael
Jordan, AKA the Goat’s
departure from basketball to baseball.
Was it a decision made on his own volition
or were their other factors involved?
– Just blasphemy.
– I know we’re talking about the GOAT,
we’re talking about the
shiny god of basketball,
perhaps the man who saved the sport,
but you know what, we’re
doing the Lord’s work here.
– Alright.
– So all you Jordan stans
sharpen your knives and let’s dig in.
In October 1993, just one
day before the start of
training camp for the Chicago
Bulls 1993, 1994 season,
Michael Jordan, widely considered to be
the greatest basketball
player of all time,
announced his retirement from the NBA.
The announcement came as quite the shock,
considering Jordan was only 30 years old,
in the prime of his career,
and was dominating the NBA.
Jordan was also coming off a three-peat.
I think we need to give
a little perspective
about how insane it was that he moved
away from basketball at
the prime of his career.
And one day before training camp.
I think we should also
put into perspective
if this was in the age of Twitter,
Twitter would explode if
Lebron decided, “You know what?
“Just won three in a
row, time to hang it up.”
– [Zack] It’s like a, “Screw you, guys.
“I’m outta here, you can’t
do anything about it.”
– Phil Jackson’s looking at his playbook,
all of them just have a triangle
with ‘Jordan’ written in the middle of it.
Following his NBA retirement,
Jordan went on to play
professional baseball with
the Birmingham Barons,
a AA Southern League
team, to mixed results,
never achieving a spot
in the Major Leagues
as Jordan had planned.
Then, on March 18th,
1995, Jordan announced
he was returning to basketball
by sending out faxes via
his agent, David Falk,
with a two-word quote from Jordan,
quote, “I’m back,” end quote.
Just reading that gave me chills.
– That’s incredible.
– [Ryan] Just 17 months
after his retirement,
Jordan returned to play
out the rest of the season
with the Bulls and, as many of you know,
would later go on to
achieve a second three-peat
in the year 1998 before
he retired for good.
Those are the facts, but what
has puzzled many is the why.
Why leave a sport when you’re at the top?
Especially when you consider the fact that
Jordan is famous for being
intensely competitive,
taking pleasure in not
just beating his opponents,
but dominating them.
One possibility was to honor his father.
Tragically, at the time
of his first retirement,
Jordan was in mourning after the recent
murder of his father, James Jordan,
that had occurred less
than three months prior.
The murder was said to be the result
of a robbery gone wrong.
Michael had been very
close with his father
throughout his career and James Jordan
was an avid baseball fan
who reportedly had said
he wished Michael had
been a baseball player.
– [Zack] That makes sense to me.
His dad was a baseball guy,
always wanted Jordan to play baseball.
His dad passes away and
he’s like, “You know what?
“I need to honor my dad.”
I think that is a huge
factor in the whole reason
why Jordan went on to play baseball.
– [Ryan] And I know I’m
pushing the conspiracy here,
but I gotta say, that’s a
pretty good explanation.
I would want to honor my pop if he
wanted me to play baseball.
– [Zack] Now I will
say it’s a little fishy
just because you are the
greatest basketball player.
Like, people are already considering him
one of the greats after his
first three championships.
– [Ryan] In a weird way, though,
it almost added to his legend and lore.
Like, now the debate is
how many would he have won.
– [Zack] Seven or eight.
– [Ryan] Another
possibility was that Jordan
simply wanted to try different things,
perhaps bored by his steady
dominance of basketball.
Jordan said during his
retirement press conference,
quote, “I’ve always stressed
to people that have known me
“and the media that has
followed me that when I lose
“the sense of motivation and the sense of
“to prove something as
a basketball player,
“it’s time for me to move away from
“the game of basketball,” end quote.
Jordan reportedly did not want
his NBA career to fade out
and, according to his teammates,
had been talking about
the possibility of
retirement for some time.
He was so dominant that
he was able to say,
“I’m bored of this, I’m gonna
move on to something else,”
and nobody was like, “(beep) you, Mike.”
– [Zack] Well, once again,
I still think it was
a sigh of relief for all
the NBA when Jordan left.
– Well, that’s what I’m saying,
that’s the point I’m making.
If we were playing pick-up and we’d won
six games in a row and
we went, “You know what?
“Competition isn’t good
here, you all bore me.
“It’s time to leave and
go to a better park.”
– I think that the players that
you’re playing pick-up with,
they’re mad because they’re like,
“No, we wanna stay on the court,
we wanna play these guys.”
– I realize I just
casually made a comparison
between me and Zack
Evans to Michael Jordan,
I realize that, but it was
for the sake of an example.
– It will also happen
four to five more times
in this episode.
– Because it’s an easy comparison to make.
– Easy, easy, I’ve been called
the Michael Jordan of things before.
– If I was a foot taller,
you’d read about me
in the history books.
That being said, some have theorized that
Jordan’s abrupt departure from basketball
and his subsequent
return so soon afterward
was a coverup to hide
a gambling suspension
and that it was in the
best interest of the NBA
to keep this quiet to maintain the image
of the league and its star player.
Let’s get in to the conspiracy.
Before we get into this, I gotta say
I am as big a Jordan fan
as most of you out there,
but to establish this conspiracy,
we do kind of need to establish
that he liked gambling.
I may say some things that a lot of you
out there don’t want to hear.
– [Zack] Yeah, just ’cause he spends,
you know, $100,000 in a
night just for no reason.
– [Ryan] I don’t think he’s a bad person.
You know what, it’s Monopoly money to him.
I don’t give a (beep), he’s an adult.
Do what you want with it, it’s your money.
– Michael Jordan was the NBA, right?
So I understand if you
were going to suspend him,
you would maybe wanna keep it quiet,
but there is so much trust in that,
knowing that David Stern,
the commissioner of the NBA at the time,
being like, “Hey, here’s
our great idea, Mike,
“you’re gonna fake retirement
and go play baseball
“and we’re just gonna
cover this whole thing up,
“but really you’re suspended
but just don’t tell anyone.
“You can be back in a year.”
Why would you suspend someone
just ’cause he gambles a lot?
– Well, it’s good that you asked that
because I’m about to get into just how
possibly bad this actually was.
And once again, Jordan stans,
stay out of my mentions.
– Stay out of my mentions,
@ZackEvans on Twitter.
– [Ryan] In May, 1991, during the playoffs
against Philadelphia,
Jordan used a two-day break
in the series to go to Atlantic City,
returning at 6:30 AM before
attending a 10 AM team workout.
Two years later, in May, 1993,
Jordan once again took a detour
to Atlantic City to gamble in the midst of
the Eastern Conference
Finals against the Knicks.
He was reportedly gambling
until around 2:30 AM
on a Tuesday morning
and returned to New York
just ten hours before a game that night.
He later explained he made such trips
when he was too wound up to sleep.
– [Zack] This is just
showing also how good
Michael Jordan was, is
that he would stay up
’til 5 in the morning in Atlantic City
and then just drop 40.
– [Ryan] Yeah, (laughing) I know.
– That’s my thing, like, it
never really affected Jordan.
– It’s almost like he was so
bored that he felt the need
to put challenges against himself.
– Yeah, that’s crazy.
– That’s one way to spin it.
Another way to spin it is maybe
he had a gambling problem.
Although Jordan’s
penchant for gambling was
already established, it was
news of his associations
with a few specific men
that brought his gambling
into the media spotlight
in the early ’90s.
In December, 1991, it came out that Jordan
regularly participated
in high stakes gambling
with a man named James Slim Bouler.
– [Zack] I don’t like it,
anyone named like Slim, Slick.
– [Ryan] Or if you have
little in front of face,
like Little Jimmy.
– [Zack] And if your name is Little Jimmy,
but you weigh 300 pounds.
– [Ryan] You don’t
(beep) with Little Jimmy.
– [Zack] You don’t wanna
mess with those guys.
– [Ryan] And Jordan messed with them.
– [Zack] And Jordan was messing with them.
– [Ryan] Bouler had twice been convicted
for cocaine possession and
was facing a third charge
which, if guilty, would saddle
him with a life sentence.
He was also charged with money laundering.
When investigators seized
Bouler’s belongings,
they found a $57,000 cashier’s check
made out to Bouler and
signed by Michael Jordan.
– That’s bad.
Don’t like that.
– Also, once again, not to
keep looping back to this,
a testament to how good
he was at basketball.
He was so good that things like this
were like, “Eh, let him play.”
Jordan explained that
the $57,000 was repayment
for money Jordan had lost to
Bouler betting on golf games,
as well as money Jordan
borrowed from Bouler
to cover debts from poker
and other gambling endeavors.
Also that year, on February 19th, 1992,
bail bondsman Eddie Dow was shot dead
by four men just outside
his home in North Carolina.
The men who killed Dow
robbed him of the roughly
$20,000 in cash he had in
his briefcase that night,
but left the papers inside.
Among those papers, police
found photocopies of
three checks written by Michael
Jordan totaling $108,000,
funds that were also related to gambling.
– [Zack] No, Mike, come on.
How much were, like, NBA
players getting paid back then?
‘Cause now they’re signing
$120 million contracts.
– [Ryan] $108,000 to Steph Curry
might as well be (beep) Disney dollars.
In March, 1992, the NBA launched an
investigation into Jordan’s gambling.
While the league had no rules
against gambling in general
and Jordan was not under
investigation by law enforcement,
they wanted to ensure
Jordan had not bet on
professional basketball games
and that his associations
would not bring disrepute to the league.
– [Zack] Okay, say he was
betting on basketball games.
90% of, like, crooked people
in professional sports
who would bet on it, they
would bet on their team to lose
and they would throw the game.
– [Ryan] Yeah, they would shave points.
– [Zack] Where Jordan
would do the opposite.
He would bet on the Bulls to win
and just go out and ball out.
– [Ryan] Yeah, he’s like,
“Bet on me, I’m dropping 50.”
– [Zack] Yeah.
– [Ryan] A three-week
investigation turned up
no evidence of wrongdoing on Jordan’s part
and was laid to rest with
a promise from Jordan
that he would no longer associate himself
with high stakes gamblers.
There you go, he didn’t do anything wrong.
– [Zack] He’s clean, he’s like,
“Hey, I have some shady friends.”
I feel like that’s everybody.
– [Ryan] Then on June 3rd,
1993, Richard Esquinas,
a former general manager of
the San Diego Sports Arena,
alleged that he and Jordan had gambled on
golf games for years and that Jordan had
racked up a debt of 1.25 million,
which, according to Esquinas,
was negotiated down to $300,000.
In an interview with Connie Chung,
Jordan denied Esquinas’s
figure of 1.2 million
and claimed he only
ever owed him $300,000.
– If Michael Jordan owes you 1.2 mill,
you’re not gonna
negotiate down to 300,000.
Almost a million dollars
less, $900,000 less.
– Yeah, yeah, yeah.
– Also, Michael Jordan’s good at golf.
– [Ryan] The NBA launched
a second investigation
shortly after Esquinas made
news with his allegations,
but just a week and a half after
Jordan’s October 6th retirement,
NBA commissioner David
Stern announced that
the investigation was concluded
and Jordan was cleared,
which some point to as evidence
of the conspiracy theory.
You get that, right?
He says he’s going to
retire and then suddenly
Stern comes in and goes, “He’s clear.
“The investigation proved nothing.”
Could be coincidence.
– Man, slippery Stern.
Let me just say, he did
great things for the NBA.
– [Ryan] Jordan’s wording during
his retirement announcement
has been examined as possible evidence
that Jordan made a secret
deal with David Stern.
In the conference Jordan said,
quote, “Five years down the line,
“if that urge comes back,
if the Bulls have me,
“if David Stern lets
me back in the league,
“I may come back,” end
quote, the key part being,
“If David Stern lets me
back into the league.”
– [Zack] “If Stern let’s me back in,”
what do you mean if,
you’re Michael Jordan.
Imagine even, like, let’s say the Bulls
before Michael Jordan got there,
how much they were worth and then after
the three championships
how much they were worth.
– [Ryan] Yeah, I get
the point you’re making.
You’re saying, like, if he’s
essentially saved the league,
why is Stern then nickel-and-diming him
over this (beep), like, gambling thing
when in reality he can just
keep raking in the cash.
And if Stern’s real interest
is saving the league,
why not just let him play?
– But if he did, say,
suspend Jordan, right,
and gave him a secret suspension,
you let Jordan leave for
a year and come back,
all of a sudden those gambling
problems magically disappear.
– Time heals everything.
– You could walk up to Michael
Jordan right now and say,
“I’ll bet you $1,000 that I could beat you
“in a footrace from here to that door–“
– Do you think you could,
50-year-old Michael Jordan?
Let’s make it happen, I think I could too.
– Yeah, MJ.
– I’m calling you out, Mike.
That being said, Stern insisted
there was no connection
between this investigation
and Jordan’s retirement,
stating, quote, “As far
as the NBA is concerned,
“Michael Jordan did
nothing wrong and I resent
“any implications to the
contrary,” end quote.
I don’t trust this man.
– Here’s the real conspiracy,
and it’s the movie Space Jam.
– Okay.
– Someone pitched him the
idea, the script for Space Jam,
and it was a little soft,
“Why would I do this?
“It’s just I’m gonna go
save the Looney Tunes?”
And they go, “Here it is.
“You retire from the NBA
and go play baseball.
“We write this into the script.”
It was all a marketing ploy
for the movie Space Jam
’cause the Space Jam movie does not work
without him retiring and coming back.
– I think it’s incredibly stupid.
– Tell me it’s not crazy.
– Oh, it’s crazy.
– I’m just saying you saying that there is
some weird secret suspension is crazier
than me saying that it was all marketing
for a movie that was a smash hit.
I don’t think that gets talked about.
Like, Michael Jordan just
opened up his entire life.
Him retiring, the whole
reason why he comes back,
for a movie with Looney Tunes.
– [Ryan] Over the course
of his storied career,
Michael Jordan has managed to
astound the public at every turn,
inspiring legions of
fans, including myself.
The question of why perhaps the greatest
basketball player of
all time left the sport
only adds to the legend
and will remain unsolved.
(suspenseful instrumental music)

100 thoughts on “The Suspicious Retirement Of Michael Jordan

  • September 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Hey everyone!! We wanted to try something new: Unsolved – Sports Conspiracies! We had such a fun time making it and hope you love it too. 🕵🏻 (don't worry — Shane didn't go anywhere!)

  • May 16, 2019 at 3:01 am

    I have to admit that I was literally thinking the exact same thing as Zack's Space Jam Theory. It's honestly probably the truth behind it all, too. People would be like "whys this movie say MJ quit basketball? Wtf?" but instead, it's "So thaaats what he was doing when he left." and the whole gambling issue thing was the bet against the world with the Mon-Stars from Space Jam. THAT Literally was the plot of the movie and is definitely the right answer.

  • May 17, 2019 at 2:10 am

    This really puts Mike into the full perspective he was a wild dude living a crazy life I bet he took some of that anxiety stress anger out in ball games. He's wired like a thrill seeker, I hope someone makes a Jordan Belfort style movie for Michael Jordan

  • May 18, 2019 at 2:10 am

    They just ignore the connection between gambling and his dad. He was coming from the casino too

  • May 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I’m the biggest Michael Jordan fan on this planet but MJ was a heavy gambler at this point MJ was the NBA everyone wanted to be like mike so it would make sense that David Stern would tell him to retire and come back in a year

  • May 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    That space jam theory actually makes sense

  • May 20, 2019 at 8:18 am

    How does Crazy Russian Hacker have more subs than buzzfeed?

  • May 21, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Jordan's dad was killed by the mob for gambling debts. Michael Francezes said it was totally true and being a capo in the mob…he would know!!!

  • May 22, 2019 at 3:50 am

    It doesn't have to be a big conspiracy. A lot of jobs will give employees a chance to quit, before being fired or disciplined. They don't have to tell anybody why he was fired or why he resigned. He's entitled to his privacy. Why am I even watching this? 😂

  • May 22, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I’m sorry, but these two douchers are simply unwatchable

  • May 23, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I really hope they make a Season 2 for this series. It was a great way to bridge the gap between seasons of supernatural and true crime

  • May 24, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Too bad Lebron never won 3 straight

  • May 24, 2019 at 2:57 am

    His dad was murdered because he either did not accept the NBA's terms to rig the finals, or he owed a cartel /mob family alot of money or wouldn't accept their bribe to rig the finals!

  • May 24, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Then he came back with another 3 peat but i think sports are rigged its always a team to win 3 championships in a decade smh. All for money and status

  • May 24, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Has nobody seen space jam geez

  • May 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    He just didnt sold his soul to devil thank god for that.

  • May 27, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I love you Jordan. You gave Houston 2 titles

  • May 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Did no one here see space jam? bugs bunny is the reason for this haha

  • May 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    It’s not that serious he just got to old I would retire to like

  • May 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Retired for good? Love how you didnt even mention the Wizards years 😂😂

  • May 29, 2019 at 5:01 am

    You know he also played for the wizards rite?

  • May 29, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    How about worrying a human retiring from a game how about government conspiraces

  • May 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Imagine if he wouldn't have retired, would've possibly had 8 championships in a row

  • May 30, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Guessing his dad put money on Jordan not Jordan was in debt, because if you’re better betting you’d have to switch from over/under and it makes zero sense why Jordan would ever bet under idk

  • May 31, 2019 at 6:44 am

    And some people call that selfish player the Goat 😀 Phil jackson and tex winter was the goats not this shoes seller…

  • June 1, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Excuse where tf is S H A N E

  • June 1, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Oh Buzzfeed i thought it was going to be another racist post or video against white people. I guess you took a day off.

  • June 2, 2019 at 12:31 am

    His father was a baseball player

  • June 2, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Mike retired because his father was murdered and he lost his passion for a year or so, then he realized who he was again and came back. No conspiracy to it in my opinion.

  • June 3, 2019 at 7:39 am

    What are you using for video editing?

  • June 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Be glad that MJ’s superstardom happened before the age of social media. Jordan’s legend would’ve taken a massive hit

  • June 4, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    no shane no watch

  • June 4, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I miss Shane too

  • June 6, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    You asswhole his dad died.

  • June 6, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    No conspiracy here . MICHAEL JORDAN was in his twilight years if u go back and check out his career. He was getting old and had won alot of Rings and CHampionships. It was time for him to check out thats all.

  • June 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

    You both are kinda half correct…

    What does Michael Jordan, 1993, The MLB, 9/11, George H.W.Bush, and The Looney Toons all have in common?

  • June 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Sounds like the god damn LJN DEFENDER

  • June 10, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    It’s insane how rich ppl can blow that amount of money… I could make that money last a whole 2 years… putting it to good use… #thestruggleisreal

  • June 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Father’s death , gambling ….. POINTS SHAVING

  • June 12, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Mabey that’s why Jordan owns sits courtside for that weak team he owns makes sure they loose because he gets for them to loose 🤣🤣🤣

  • June 12, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I honestly believe he wasn't suspended but agreed to step back to take the heat off the league but he never would have bet against himself. So his gambling was really a non issue.

  • June 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I'm only 1:50 into this video….they tried to say how crazy it was for Jordan to leave for baseball at 30. But failed to mention why. Because his Dad died.. not because they just won a 3 peat. I'm sure they'll speak about his father but they already missed the biggest event in Jordan's whole life… the death of his father. I hate it when people twist the truth for there benefit… buzzfeed. Your sad

  • June 12, 2019 at 7:02 am

    As much as I miss Shane as well, HE IS NOT A SPORTS FAN JEEZ! I thought yall are fans of BuzzFeed, he has stated multiple times he aint a sports fan. Smh

  • June 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I believe the Space Jam theory

  • June 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    “Retires for good in 98”. Hhmmmm pretty sure he did come back again for Washington Wizards???

  • June 12, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Do an episode on the Italy v South Korea World Cup game in 2002

  • June 12, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Yup very fishy i remember the 1900's lol

  • June 12, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Yes to win 6 championships is suspicious.
    He was that good.
    Stay baffled buzzfeed

  • June 13, 2019 at 2:22 am

    The day he sold hos SOUL to the 😈…

  • June 13, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Some people believe Jordan's dad was killed because of mafia reasons because Jordan was a huge gambler.

  • June 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Yep..U dont wanna mess with people who has name 'Slim or Slick' for example Slim Shady and Slick Rick

  • June 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    You should do the 2002 World Cup final. R9 (Brazilian Ronaldo) was widely considered as the best in the competition but the night before the final, he had a convulsion but still played in the final after being cleared as fit. He wasn't his true self and France won 3-0 against Brazil. Many believe that Nike forced R9 to play as their soccer golden boy cannot be left out of the final and it would lead to lots more shirt sales. You should study this and study more theories. pls

  • June 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Buzzfeed is propaganda media

  • June 20, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I guess all of you didn't watch the forest fenn episode, ryan said that he tried to persuade shane to be in buzzfeed unsolved sports conspiracy but shane don't wanna because he didn't care about sports. So there u go

  • June 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    “Until MJ retired for good”
    2001 MJ: Yes, but actually no

  • June 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    If this was in the age of twitter!!! OMG (gaysoundingvoice) STFU 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣

  • June 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What’s your favorite casino?

  • June 26, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Someone buy their YouTube and change the damn people these dudes are so bad at their job.

  • June 28, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    “Retire for good in 1998” what the what?

  • June 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Jordan biggest challenge would be lavar ball

  • July 1, 2019 at 12:54 am

    He didn’t retire for good after 1998. He played for Wizards

  • July 2, 2019 at 6:45 am

    This is why I like LeBron more….

  • July 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    David Stern was shifty af we know that for sure!

  • July 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    S.O to Atlantic City 🤗

  • July 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    This is something that will solve it. HE WANTS A VACATION

  • July 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    wait, jim is short for james, and he was james 'slim' bouler, so i think it was slim jim bouler

  • July 5, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Ryan is a plain FUCKWIT,someone should bash him

  • July 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    he's bored.thats all.he can do that because he's the goat.

  • July 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    This is Cool and all but we Can’t forget he played with the Wizards

  • July 7, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I hate people who say “goat”

  • July 7, 2019 at 2:01 am

    What’s the deal with all the cuts with iMessage text with them talking…. 1:06 3:05 4:17 5:33 7:13 8:01 9:37 10:14 11:55…. that’s so annoying if you have cameras set up just use what was filmed

  • July 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Dont like the sports edition at all, got bored after 3 mins in, might just be this episode?

  • July 7, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Jordan didn't retire in 1998 for good ……. he played as a Wizard remember

  • July 7, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I remember Oakley and Barkley talking about his gambling problems

  • July 8, 2019 at 3:26 am

    His dad was killed because of his debts in Vegas,,,2 men were pulled over a few miles from where his dad was found, and they had DL from Vegas!!!!! Not a coincidence, they didn’t want another Pete Rose Scandal.

  • July 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Suspicious?!?!!? the man was making a million every 3 min I’d retire to

  • July 8, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Anyone else think ryan is denying the last possible theory just because he is a Michael Jordan fan😂

  • July 9, 2019 at 4:08 am

    I remember when Space Jam came out on VHS and a special edition Space Jam coin came with the movie. I had a full blown meltdown in Mervins because my dad said no to buying the movie. He bought the movie and I got my coin. It was pretty bitchin.

  • July 9, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    He….. oh MY g……..

  • July 10, 2019 at 4:42 am

    If already said dont know….but Jordan was a great baseball player

  • July 10, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Pippen was real happy when he left

  • July 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Jordan didn't save basketball, Magic and Bird did. And each of those players have as much right to the GOAT title as Jordan.

  • July 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Why didn’t they ever do a hockey one of these

  • July 10, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Jordan didn't save the sport. He might have saved the monetary wealth of the ASSOCIATION (NBA) but he ruined the SPORT, or at least his success gave birth to a slew of wannabe guards who ruined the sport.

  • July 11, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Mj = Pete rose?

  • July 12, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Michael Jordan is not good at golf!

  • July 13, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Love Mike, but him going to baseball had nothing to do with honoring his father and everything to do with the NBA suspending him, because of the fact he didn't pay back mobsters gambling debts, which in turn played a role in his father's murder….it's not Rocket Science and way too many people with inside knowledge have confirmed this…..If you want to honor your father then just come out and say it….why not come back at the beginning of a season, instead of past the half way point???? It's because you were serving a suspension. MJ Stans making up fairytales lol

  • July 14, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    G.O.A.T 4 EVER

  • July 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    8:35 That’s bad 😭

  • July 15, 2019 at 1:41 am

    He retired as a Washington wizard not a bull

  • July 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Maybe it’s a little of both. The NBA was suspicious of his gambling and MJ was upset about his father

  • July 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Got caught betting on basketball. Secret suspension.

  • July 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Jordan killed his father

  • July 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    The theory 1, about his father, was literally in the Space Jam movie.

  • July 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

    ryan: Michael Jordan is the goat
    Me:have you never seen Kareem abdul-jabbar

  • July 22, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I think that Jordan got greedy due to he was an exception to rule as far as Vegas is concerned

  • July 24, 2019 at 4:35 am

    This seems about right

  • July 24, 2019 at 6:57 am

    After watching this it's just two dudes talking about some guy they dont know and I'm watching 2 dudes I dont know… some things won't ever go passed closed doors people let it go it's okay if u dont know a piece of info about a person whether there poor or rich

  • July 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    If they were going to cover up a gambling suspension, then why not just not suspend him?

  • July 27, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I've heard some people say that Jordan's dad was killed due to the gambling debt.


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