Two of the Mike’s Biggie famously referenced on “Victory” almost squared off in the field of expertise that heavily favors Tyson according to a new biography.
An excerpt from Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson written by the former champ’s longtime manager and friend Rory Holloway has been making its rounds today as it carries some pretty juicy tidbits regarding a time Michael Jordan almost had his light switch off-ed over Tyson’s ex-wife Robin Givens.
Allegedly, the then future basketball immortal had begun to sleep with Givens before the couple’s 1989 divorce was finalized and Tyson wasn’t haven’t it. Reportedly Mike Ditka almost caught the fade as well in front of Chicago Bears DE Richard Dent.
Peep the account via News.com.au:
“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***ed with my b***h’.
“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 s**t 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?’
“It was a circus, for real, that night. Don King trying to change the subject. Me and John trying to hold Mike down. Mike telling everyone he’s going to bust Jordan’s ass. Jordan’s dressed sharp as always and he can’t get out of there fast enough.”
Tyson’s confrontation of Brad Pitt is pretty well-known celebrity fodder but this account takes the cake.
Also, this explains why Juanita got the payday of a lifetime.
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