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Did You Know Michael Jordan Used To Smoke A Cigar Before Every Home Game?

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Most people know that Michael Jordan rarely gives interviews and according to GQ he stopped talking to the press around 1994 and a few misses during interviews or inflammatory sports stories. He did, however, give an interview to Cigar Aficionado where he spoke about his six-smokes-a-day habit.

Marvin Shanken the editor in chief of CF recently described to GQ how he got that interview back in 2005.

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I had indirect access to him through a friend, who plays golf with him. He helped arrange it. Obviously, Michael loves cigars, and knew of me, and read the magazine, and so forth. He was in Chicago. I flew out one day and we played golf.

How was that?

The rumor is that he likes to play for a lot of money. He wants to play for more money than you can afford to lose. He thinks he has an edge that way. So he started off—I don’t remember the number, but he wanted to play for so much a hole that I said, “You’re out of your mind! I’m not gonna play for that.” So we chiseled it down to an amount that he agreed but was more than I wanted to gamble. It was me and my friend versus Michael and my executive editor at the time, Gordon Mott. Coming down to the 18th hole, I think we were down $400. It was a push—we didn’t lose any money. But that showed me the competitiveness that he had. I play with him occasionally in Florida, and he’s a very laid-back, fun guy to be with and to play with. He doesn’t know who he is when he’s on the course having a good time.

There’s no fans, there’s no cameras—it’s a relatively private moment. Yeah. And he loves his golf, and he loves his cigars. I love golf, I love cigars. It worked fine.

The NBA legend smoked a cigar before every home game, puffing away to deal with the Chicago traffic. “I started smoking a cigar going to the games. In 1993. It became a ritual for every home game,” he said in an exclusive 2005 interview with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, his first with the magazine.

“I started out with the Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona. … I never rushed. … It became such a relaxing thing to do. Not many people know about it. When they read this, they’ll know that each and every day for a home game, I smoked a cigar. I wanted that feeling of success, and relaxation. It’s the most relaxing thing,” added Jordan.

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Bill Cosby Hopes Appearing In Rap Video With Mephis Jelks Will Help Restore His Reputation

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Bill Cosby Appearing In Rap Video, Comedian Will Star In Memphis Jelks' 'The Cosby Dance'

Bill Cosby is hoping to get back in the good graces of pop culture, and his first job out of prison is a cameo in a rap video.

According to Radar Online, the 84-year-old comedian is making a cameo in rapper Memphis Jelks’ music video, dedicated to the man once dubbed “America’s Dad.”

The song is called The Cosby Dance, and the two will begin shooting in the next few months as long as Covid cooperates.

“They plan on starting production in (3) months but they’re trying to watch this resurgence of Covid and be responsible,” Radar is told.

“The greatest legacy one can pass down to their children and grandchildren is not money nor material goods, but a legacy of truth and facts.

They [media] removed The Cosby Show, A Different World, and many of my Honorary Degrees,” Cosby said in a statement to Radar.

When Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Cosby’s sexual assault charges in June, they “restored those feelings and memories, when they vacated my conviction, due to the egregious violation of my constitutional rights.”

Cosby feels honored a rapper like Memphis Jelks would create a song solely based on him.

“Now, comes a prolific rapper, Memphis Jelks, who adds to the restoration of my legacy with a powerful new song called, ‘The Cosby Dance’ Hey, Hey, Hey — Far From Finished,” Cosby’s statement continued.

Memphis Jelks is all about Cosby, telling Radar, “I believe the upcoming generation can learn a lot about overcoming adversities by studying and applying the principles of Dr. Cosby’s educational and career choices that have helped lead to his enormous success.”

“What better way than a viral song and dance in which the lyrics celebrate some of the great attributes of one of the greatest American comedians of all time, who happens to be Black,” he added.

After Cosby’s release from prison, his rep Andrew Wyatt told Radar, Cosby is gearing up for a big television and stand-up comedy comeback.

But this though!

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Comedian Tony Baker’s Son Passed Away In A Car Accident

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Tony Baker's Son died in car accident

Sadly 3 young adults involved in a car accident have lost their lives. Cerain Baker, 21, and son of Tony Baker, Jaiden Johnson, 20, Natalee Moghaddam, 19, and another unnamed occupant were “ejected” from their silver Volkswagen Tuesday night.

Their vehicle was struck by two other vehicles that appeared to have been street racing.

According to NBC LA The crash that apparently involved street racing occurred at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday on North Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive.

The family of one of the victims, Cerain Baker is struggling with the loss of their “bright light.” He was a 21-year-old musician and former Burbank football player.

“It feels like it’s not real,” Tony Baker, his father, says. “We get waves of grief. We sob uncontrollably. Then it’s back to regular conversation.”

Police say street racers in a Kia and a Mercedes struck the Volkswagen in which Baker was riding with friends.

Also killed was Baker’s best friend, 20-year-old music producer Jaiden Johnson of Burbank and their friend, 19-year-old Natalee Moghaddam of Calabasas.

For Cerain Baker’s loved ones life won’t be the same.

“Just a guy that everybody loved, so likable!” said Cencere Baker, his brother. “I went to school with him, I’m just a year younger. You could tell how everyone liked him.”

His mother, Cherie Whitehead, said he was a beautiful soul.

“Anyone who met him could tell you, we called him the Mayor of Burbank growing up,” she said. “He could hold a conversation with you.”

Prayers up for the family

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Fat Joe’s Narration Of The Lox and Dipset Verzuz Is Next Level Hilarious

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Fat Joe's Narration Of The Lox and Dipset Verzuz Is Next Level Hilarious

It’s been almost a week and we are still talking about the Verzuz battle between The Lox and Dipset. One guy, in particular, is trending hard for his recap of the battle.

Fat Joe is trending on Twitter because he gave and continues to give a very detailed play-by-play description of the entire Verzuz battle.

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On Instagram, Fatjoe wrote “that the night was truly Hip Hop History it’s the stuff they talk about when we were too young to go. Busy bee/Kool Moe Dee Legendary shit I’m sooooo proud of my city and my brothers in art @thelox @officialdipset love y’all it was amazing 🙏🏽❤️”

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If you want to see his entire recap, check it out here:

He crazy!

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