Like many celebrities of his stature, Michael Jordan cannot move around in public without the help of a bodyguard, in order to avoid unwanted jostling and crowding. But one evening in 2015, the roles were reversed, and it was he who had to save the life of his employee, who had put himself in a delicate situation with a gangster!
When Michael Jordan moves, he is required to have a team of bodyguards around him, and has been for years. It must be said that he is one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, everyone knows his face, and that he is at the head of a multi-billion dollar empire, so it is better to take all possible precautions to avoid skidding.
The problem is that its security system is not always impeccable. For example, in 2015, minutes after the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a bodyguard didn’t necessarily take into account the adrenaline that was coursing through the veins of all the spectators. So when he decided to push someone who was on the road to Hip Airness, things could have gone wrong.
When Michael Jordan had to protect his bodyguard from a Blood!
Because he did not push anyone, he obviously pushed a fairly famous gangster in the middle, something that Michael Jordan would have quickly guessed. When the situation escalated, it was therefore he who had to intervene and protect his bodyguard, who could well have ended up in the miscellaneous section of the local newspapers. A witness to the scene told the site Complex :
Michael Jordan started protecting his bodyguard when the bodyguard decided to push a black passerby for no reason. This guy was a big gangster and I think Michael understood that immediately. He had to save her life. Out of respect for MJ, the guy agreed to move on without getting revenge. It shows his influence and popularity off the pitch.
According to the witness, this black passer-by would have quickly referred to the « Pirus », a group affiliated with the « Bloods » gang, which would have put Michael Jordan on the alert. Aware that things could have gone wrong for his bodyguard, he did not hesitate to come between the two men and use his influence to calm them down. The images confirm this version.
Michael Jordan or not, if the gangster was really pissed off and determined to get revenge, he would have done whatever was necessary, especially with the adrenaline of a boxing match in his blood. Thankfully, everyone quickly calmed down and drama was averted.