How Michael Jordan's gambling habits lost him $5 million in a single night at Las Vegas at the craps table
Michael Jordan will never back down from anyone. He’s competitive to the point where he’ll even bet money on games of chance in which he has no control over the outcome.
Jordan would take anything anyone said, even if it was just a comment made in passing, and use it as motivation. By now, memes of his ‘And I took it personally’ quote from the Last Dance are viral enough to help you understand how absurdly competitive he was.
After all, to be such a dominant player, you need to have the character that goes along with it. Jordan dominated opponents on the court and in their minds.
Jordan’s competitiveness also meant that he would regularly make bets with anyone. The bets could be on his golfing skills, his basketball skills, or even sometimes, the most random things.
Michael Jordan just loves to bet. 😂 pic.twitter.com/31w1OU1vvs
— ClutchPoints Betting (@CPBetting) June 22, 2022
Michael Jordan once lost $5 million playing craps in Las Vegas
Jordan loves gambling, but that doesn’t mean that it always worked out for the Bulls legend. Gambling is a big risk, no matter how ‘good’ you may be at it.
His biggest gambling loss came in Las Vegas at the craps table. Jordan went big and tried to score a home run, but it just wasn’t his night.
He lost $5 million, a massive blow to his bank account. Of course, the NBA GOAT is a billionaire, and he probably doesn’t worry too much about a $5 million loss, but it’s still crushing no matter what. Additionally, knowing the kind of person Jordan is, he was probably more upset about losing than actually taking a hit to his bank account.
Jordan would try and gamble and bet on everything, no matter how high the stakes. He’d win some, and he’d lose some, but that’s just how the Bulls legend operated.
1. Michael Jordan
The @NBA GOAT is a true gambler, betting his friends as much as 100k in paper, scissors, rock. He also reportedly lost $5 million in a single craps session. But don’t feel too bad for MJ, he’s worth in excess of USD$1.6B. @Jumpman23pic.twitter.com/3AFutcfxMN
— Picklebet (@picklebet) January 14, 2022