According to a new book on Tyson’s life written by longtime manager and friend Roy Holloway, Mike Tyson once confronted Michael Jordan in a liquor-fueled rage in front of Jordan’s friend Richard Dent, and Dent’s Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka at a dinner party in Ditka’s restaurant.
The confrontation happened after Tyson’s divorce with Robin Givens at a time when Tyson wasn’t handling the divorce well. Tyson knew that Jordan had dated Givens previously, which added fuel to the fire.
Here’s Holloway’s recounting of the confronation via Ny Post
“Mike Tyson’s sitting there with his drink of choice, a Long Island Tea, and when he drinks his real feelings come out …,” Holloway writes.
“I’m telling the server to water his drinks down ‘cause I see where this is going. Mike stares across the table at Michael Jordan. He says, ‘Hey man, you think I’m stupid? I know you f—-d with my bitch.’
“Jordan looks like he just seen a ghost. ‘I know you messed with her,’ Mike says. ‘You can tell me.’
“Jordan, it’s obvious he just wants to get up and run. He wants no part of this. Mike turns to Ditka. ‘Man, you think somebody scared of you, all that racist shitt you been talking?’ He says to Dent, ‘Y’all scared of this damn white man, Richard? He ain’t nobody. You gonna let him talk that way?’
Just imagine the greatest basketball player of all-time probably shit his pants because Iron Mike thought he was messing with his wife. Gotta love Mike Tyson.
h/t NY Post