The Time Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson Pissed Off Michael Jordan

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Since ESPN’s The Final Dance retold the story of Michael Jordan and his infamous, aggressive spirit, tales have been flooding in from all types of individuals about their experiences competing with the NBA Legend. Not all of them are NBA gamers both, as Black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson had a very hilarious story concerning the time he and Jordan went one-on-one in dominoes, which ended with Anderson pissing him off.

Anthony Anderson shared the story with Stephen A. Smith in the course of the ABC particular After The Final Dance, a follow-up particular about this system. When pressed for a reminiscence of Michael Jordan, Anderson revealed a narrative a couple of trip with Jordan that went awry as a consequence of some video games between the 2 of them:

We have been within the Bahamas on the opening of The Cove a few years in the past, and he challenged me to a recreation of dominoes. I had a pair of aluminum pink Jumpman dominoes. He stated ‘Meet me in my cabana at 12.’ I met him at 12, we performed, I by no means misplaced a hand. For the subsequent three days MJ refused to talk to me or permit me to be in his presence. I’m like ‘Yo MJ, we’re on an island! We’re right here collectively! We’re right here for a similar factor!’ He wasn’t having it man.

As The Final Dance confirmed, Michael Jordan would not prefer to lose. Apparently, that interprets to extra than simply basketball, as Anthony Anderson acquired the chilly shoulder from the NBA icon for the whole lot of their journey after their recreation. The upside is Anderson acquired the privilege of claiming he dominated Jordan in one thing, which isn’t one thing I would think about many individuals can say in any respect.

Fortunately, the bitterness and resentment of these dominoes video games hasn’t remained because the years have gone on. Anthony Anderson stated that the 2 are in a position to snicker about it now, and that he is able to let Jordan have one other go at him in dominoes ought to he ever ask for it:

That’s simply how aggressive he’s. It’s a second that we snicker about to this present day. He’s but to problem me in a rematch. I’m ready although.

After The Final Dance isn’t the primary time Anthony Anderson has informed this story, and it is value noting that different tellings make it a bit extra apparent why Michael Jordan was so upset. In a 2011 interview with Conan O’Brien, Anderson revealed that Jordan had an enormous lead over him and was speaking trash with solely 25 factors left to attain till he received. Anderson ended up pulling forward and threw down some exceptionally heavy trash speak as he slammed the ultimate domino on the desk. It actually makes Jordan’s anger extra comprehensible although, even so, Anderson was solely partaking in trash speak Jordan began.

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