Some dude who was playing and betting Michael Jordan in billiards at North Carolina back in the day, is now putting a five dollar check up for auction that he received from the Bulls legend that day...

According to the auction site, the story goes like this ... and it's pretty awesome.

It was February 27, 1984 and Jordan -- in the mood to play pool -- went to the basement of the Granville Towers on UNC's campus ... and proceeded to dominate on the table.

The guys were betting money ... and MJ was up $25.

A friend of the guy Jordan was beating thought Michael was hustling his buddy, so he stepped in to play MJ ... and win back some of the money he'd lost.

MJ lost a few games in a row -- which the consignor says irritated Jordan -- so he decided to cash out and take the 5 bucks he was owed.

The friend -- realizing Jordan was likely going to be an NBA superstar -- asked Michael if he could pay him with a personal check.

Michael accepted ...and the UNC student wrote the check to "Mike Jordan" -- the name basketball phenom went by on campus.

Filed Under: NBA


Well did MJ report that to the NCAA! Would hate for the 1982 team have to drop the NCAA champioship for Mike to make $5
Reply26 days
He spelled Jordan wromg
Reply26 days
Five dollar dollars Boomers today whine about kids not knowing how to write checks or whatever. Millennials and Zoomers don't have a monopoly on stupidity or ineptitude.
Reply26 days
MJ cashed that 5-spot, too. Goddamned Reaganomics.
Reply26 days
So somehow the bank let the signature out sounds like. Mike had to sign the back to get the $5
Reply26 days
Back in the day, banks actually mailed the account holder the cancelled checks. Now please, stay off my...frigging grass.
26 days
Ahh ha makes sense
26 days
So the check was written to Jordan, not from Jordan? Man, people are weird.
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