Take this uStream clip for what it is worth. Chamillionaire’s personal encounter with MJ (borderline NSFW):
Tags: Chamillionaire, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan
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The only basketball player I ever met was Allan Houston and he was the nicest dude ever, so I see where Cham’s anger is coming from that was probably his idol and he got dissed
No disrespect to Wilt Chamberlain, but Bill Russell is the best basketball player of all time. 11 rings, 10 fingers.
And MJ, he might have been one of the best ever to play the game, but as he HoF video showed, he’s not exactly a warm and fuzzy human being. Someone shoulda told Cham.
what else would SLAM want from MJ? he already tarnished his coulda-been-untouchable legacy before this video… let the next legend be created, oh shoe gods.
Russell and Chamberlain are both better than MJ… Kobe’s damn close too.
wow. i couldnt watch the vid while at work but wow. i just saw it and.. yea i’ve heard about the stories about mike being an a$$ but.. damn you seriously never want to believe it. cham seems like a chill dude, i’d want to meet him someday instead of mj.
It’s crazy that people still go out of their way to ”defend” Michael. The greatest basketball player of all time happens to be an a–hole. That’s it. No, he’s not the only a–hole in pro sports but he is an a–hole nonetheless.
I guess that’s Mike.
Question for y’all: Do you want to be like Mike? The GOAT but a sub-average human being? Kobe even, for that matter?
Nah, for me, honestly — I’ll take being David Robinson all day. Best player/person combo of all time.
Clearly, Michael Jordan needs to come on here and just post “U MAD.”
Over the last few years, with all the events I’ve started to like Jordan as a person less and less to the point of walking away from JB kicks for good..unfortunately the space jams and retro III and IVs always bring me back….
Mike’s messed man. I lost A LOT of respect for him after hearing this. Feel bad for Chamillionaire. Mike’s ego is HUGE. I can not imagine what would happened if Kobe were to do this. If I ever met Mike I would diss him about Starks dunking on him or just remind him of the time he got crossed by AI or maybe about his time with the Wizards. Still the GOAT but hes messed.
Gotta love the C’s for being cool to him…
I’ve been a HUGE Michael Jordan fan my whole life. After watching this video….I’m still a HUGE Michael Jordan fan! What did he expect would happen? Jordan’s a HUMAN BEING, people. Everyone’s entitled to have their own personality and not what other people perceive them to be like.
“What did he expect would happen?” I think he expected to be treated like a HUMAN BEING, not a dog.
sorry homie, you should have taken the air jordans, sold em to ebay or donated them to charity, or donated to some kids , make something negative out of something positive. next time homie
If this is true then I feel bad for him. I just loss respect for MJ the person.
@Enigmatic; amen. Lots of people are like that, let alone celebrities
Why would Mike want to take pictures with a guy who disses police? Bad for business.
All of you are crybabies. Mj may be a pr!ck but don’t confuse his achievements in basketball with his personal life. Maybe dude wasn’t having a good day and didn’t want to be bothered. Imagine his life, everyday till the day he dies people are hounding him for something. I’m sure that gets tiresome. Don’t let instances like this cloud your judgment about how you really remember him, as the best baller. I’m sure there are countless times too he’s gone out of his way to make a kid happy. Works both ways , just like with everybody else. Still doesn’t change the fact that he’s the best to ever lace them up.
@ pardeep: I bet you if you do meet mike that you won’t diss him. You’d probably stand there in awe like a 12 year old kid just like most of us would. Get out of here with that.
cb34: An asshole is an asshole, bro. There are plenty of people as popular as he is who handle that with so much more grace and respect. You’re a zombie.
Nothing really new here. I am not surprised at all. The most surprising part of the story is that MJ so flagrantly brandished the N word. If true that is something that I would have found out of character. As for the rest, Michael has always been very clear what his values are; excellence, loyalty, passion, competitiveness, and the willingness to always present himself and act in the best light. In Jordan’s mind showing up to a party in hip hop attire does not equate to presenting your ‘best self’ and lets be honest its much easier to put on a pair of jeans and your favorite jersey, than to go coordinate some smart casual, or dress suit before you go out.
I have read numerous stories, and personal accounts about Jordan harping on about someone who was dressed scruffily or was wearing a competing pair of sneakers. What we have to understand (not necessarily to defend him, but just to put the story in the right perspective) is that the man lived in a bubble even compared to other less influential/admired celebrities. I remember MJ once discussing his flawless post game attire by saying that the only time some ppl get to witness him (mostly ppl that cant afford bulls tickets) is when he walks from the players gate to his car and he wants to present himself in the best light out of respect. You can see how he may have low tolerance for a fellow celebrity without the same self awareness. Shit look at the way his kids were dressed up at the HOF ceremony, much more business than either Robinson’s or Stockton’s
ordan’s loyalty to his brands has also been well documented. Its kinda like when less than savory world leaders try to pose for a photo op with Obama while at a global conference and try and chummy up to him knowing that one positive photo can be spun into a power enforcing headline back home. Now Obama probably wouldn’t care otherwise but he is self aware enough to know that he doesn’t want to legitimize such leaders in any way and often may brush them off. Same thing here. Jordan knows that people are hounding to take photos of him compromising his brand loyalty and what a potential hassle that may be for him so he acts accordingly. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was written on the invites to either rock up in black dress shoes or nikes.
Basically MJ and Chamillionaire have very different values. Mike was a big believer in excellence and never making excuses even if one is “from the ghetto” whereas Chamillionaire makes a living making songs abut being disadvantaged as a result from being from the ghetto (ok,im not sure on this as outside of immortal technique, 2pac and nas i listen to zero rap these days). I doubt these two would ever have anything to talk about. Im not defending Mike nor do I agree with his approach but just adding context to the debate
I can’t believe I spent 5 mins of my life on this idiot…what a loser. Chamillionaire…pffft.
I’ve met MJ on two occasions. The first time was in Chicago and I was doing some work for the RIF program. We were just taking pictures of each of the players and video of them saying “Kids, remember reading is fundamental” MJ was the only player ever to be borderline rude with us saying things like ‘hurry the ef up, I have things to do’ etc. The second time I met him was during all-star weekend in Vegas. He was obviously drunk and was surrounded by several other former & current players. One of the players I had worked with before called me over to ask me something which put me within 5 feet or so of MJ. I knew his reputation so I didn’t even really look MJ’s way and was talking to other people. I hear MJ say something like “who the ef is that short MF – what the ef is he doing near me – if you aren’t a somebody or have a D cup, get out” I turned around to see who/what he was talking about and to my surprise he was talking about me. I was more embarrassed than mad and some of the people (mainly women) were laughing. A few of the players said things to MJ to calm down and he actually snapped at them a little bit. Most of the players seemed to just shake their heads in disbelief and I left. So yes, I think MJ is an ass, doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the greatest basketball talents ever though. That’s something that can’t be taken from him.
There are not plenty of people as popular as Michael Jordan.
That last story by Nupe sounds mad believable.
More evidence that MJ is a super prick. I’m reevaluating his Hall of Fame speech now. I think I might be joining the team that said the speech was some really petty and vindictive. I gave him the benefit of the doubt at first, but it’s becoming clear that homeboy probably doesn’t deserve it.
havana, nice neo-con take on the situation — Stanley Crouch and Shelby Steele would be proud. Don’t associate with the riff-raff, and let those ghetto n**as know where they stand!
BETCAT, I grew up (and after a hiatus, have returned to) New Jersey. You would be laughed off the block if you think that Wilmington, North Crapolina is “more developed than” my hometown in Jersey.
Also, you don’t help your case at all by ending your sentence with a preposition. “At” is an illiterate’s way of closing their thoughts. I rest my case.
Let’s not listen to the message at all! Let’s attack the messenger!
I’m sorry,but me and MJ would have fought that day lol
Maybe Jordan will wash my car after i get done wild’n out in da liquor store. Jordan whiter than John Stockton.
The video was whack and not b/c I’m an MJ fan. Dude babbled on about irrelevant things and wasn’t completely believable to me. Everyone has a star story and it is usually jaded by their like or dislike of that star. It’s just amazing how people believe what they hear when it’s about someone they don’t like. How did Kobe and LBJ get involved in the discussion? lol
@NUPE Damned that sucks…
Mike’s always been an asshole.
Because of his ‘legend’, he’s always
been ‘king’- but being an ‘asshole’
is another thing. I stopped buying ‘jordans’
years ago, I support those who support
my community and mike ain’t one of them-
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