Mike Tyson faced the wrath of Michael Jordan after some of his bouts if one particular eventuality didn’t come to fruition.
Tyson revealed basketball great Jordan would be critical of his contests when the pair were hanging out at the height of their powers.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Tyson and Jordan were two of the most well-known sportsmen on the planet. The pair would get together regularly back in the day.
‘Iron Mike’ bulldozed his way through all but a handful of opponents. However, Jordan would let him know when he wasn’t pleased with the manner of a KO.
Not that it often happened with Tyson, but Jordan had a particular way of letting Mike know when he wasn’t totally happy.
“The moto can’t just be a knockout [when it comes to Michael Jordan]. It’s got to be a spectacular knockout,” Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ Podcast with Jordan’s former Chicago Bulls team-mate Dennis Rodman.
“When I knocked somebody out, it wasn’t to his liking. I’m not getting any love [from MJ].
“Even if the place went mad, it wasn’t to his liking the way he thought it should be done, [then] it was garbage [to Jordan].
“He wouldn’t talk to me. He would drive. We are in the car, and no one is saying anything. Everyone loved it but him,” he added.
The Last Dance
Jordan is renowned for being a meticulous perfectionist after his eye-opening docu-series starred on NetFlix in 2020 called “The Last Dance.”
The eight-part documentary focuses on Jordan’s final year. Plus, it looked back at MJ’s history with the Bulls, dating from the 1984 draft to his swansong in 1998.
Alongside Rodman, Jordan formed a formidable trio with Scottie Pippen as the Bulls dominated the mid-1990s.
The series charted Jordan’s stunning retirement and career switch to baseball after claiming three NBA Championship titles.
Jordan returned to basketball in 1995 and won two more NBA trophies.
Going for a ‘three-peat’ in the 1997-98 season, ‘The Last Dance’ reaches a climax as the team bids for ultimate glory.
The final part of “The Last Dance” – one of NetFlix’s most successful sports series – aired on May 18th, 2020.
It remains available now on the streaming service and is a must-watch for any avid sports fan.
As for Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan, their relationship had a specific understanding as the Baddest Man saw his career wind down at the same time as Jordan.