Michael Jordan fans worried after spotting NBA legend walking around NYC with a half-empty tequila bottle
While it might have been just a casual day for Jordan, his fans who saw him with a half-empty bottle of tequila surely jumped to drastic conclusions.
Michael Jordan one of the basketball greats of this country, won his sixth NBA championship two decades ago. Ahead of the anniversary, which fell on June 14, the legend decided to get his party on and hit the bottle pretty hard – as one does on special occasions.
He stepped onto the streets of Manhattan from his hotel on Wednesday, dressed in his casual best with a pillow and Tres Alegres Compadres tequila - presumably an añejo - in one hand and a carton of the same on the other hand. He walked ahead paying no heed to the crowd who gathered around him for autographs, notes Hollywood Life.
While it might have been just a casual day for Jordan, his fans who saw him in the get-up, coupled with tired and blood-shot eyes, were quick to jump to some dire conclusions. Even his devilish – and admittedly bizarre – smile was misinterpreted.
Many took to Twitter to share their opinions regarding Jordan's casual day out. While one tweeted "😂😂😂😂😂😂 Michael Jordan Look wicked as Fuck with that slit in his face he call a smile😂😂😂😂😂😂," another opined, "He looks like the grinch! 😂😂😂" inspiring another "fan" to contradict with, "Looks more like possessed/evil Jordan."
Yet another concerned tweeter opined, “That’s “still drunk from last night Jordan,” as another member of the Twitteratti made this witty remark: "Michael Jordan looks like the uncle that’s always drunk checking out his lil cuzzins at the cookout 🤣🤣"
Meanwhile some other truly got what Jordan was all about: "Goals: Michael Jordan strolling through NYC with a mostly-empty bottle of booze and case of tequila." After all, the man was celebrating his iconic last shot as a Chicago Bull. Incidentally, it was also the game-winning, series-ending shot of the NBA finals in 1998. It won Jordan the title of “Greatest Of All Time" along with it, his sixth NBA championship and second three-peat.
With the game Jordan led the Bulls to a 90-88 win, scoring 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. An understandably exhausted Jordan had told reporters post the game, “I almost played myself into passing out. I came in and I was almost dehydrated, and it was all just to win a basketball game. I couldn’t breathe. My energy level was really low. My mouth was really dry. They started giving me Gatorade, and I thought about IV.”
From the looks of it, same day 20 years later, Gatorade and an IV may be just what Jordan still needs.
Then again, when has being drunk ever kept this legend down? "His Airness" has famously shown on the basketball court drunk and still slayed. So, go on ahead, Jordan and enjoy your brilliant success any way you would like.