Harrowing tales of extraordinary human feats are often the theme in mythology, gods and demigods battling evil, facing adversity and, ultimately, becoming the subject of folklore. For those of us that do not have the fortunate privilege of being immortal Greek gods, having a myth that surrounds your life could be awesome, or terribly awful, and obviously your personality will ultimately give a story wings.
In basketball, there are myths and legends spread from the professional ranks and streetball cultures, ranging from Dr. J and Wilt Chamberlain’s exploits before the dawn of social media to things that happen behind closed doors between players. Arguments, physical feats, trash talk. Over time, they grow in the telling and eventually they reach a point where the original truth is so stretched as to not even make sense anymore. Add in our nostalgic nature – and this is especially important with sports – and you can see where we are going. Nothing will ever be as good as it once was. No one will ever touch the good ol’ days.
Luckily, we have this thing called the Internet, so the things that used to get lost in translation now have longer legs to stand on.
If you’re someone like Michael Jordan, who doesn’t need myths to support his legend, you’ve created a body of work for the world that far exceeds any story told about you. So, in honor of MJ’s birthday, we bring to you some of the greatest stories that no one has ever heard about Michael Jordan.
Here are 10 of the Craziest Stories You Will Ever Hear About Michael Jordan.
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