Cigar Aficionado editor-in-chief and publisher Marvin Shanken revealed to Sam Schube of GQ that NBA legend and noted cigar connoisseur Michael Jordan told him he smoked a cigar before every Chicago Bulls home game.
NBA teams likely aren’t encouraging players to smoke cigars pregame these days, even if it did apparently work wonders for the six-time NBA champion, five-time NBA MVP and principal member of the GOAT debate alongside LeBron James.
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Jordan’s love for cigars was no secret during his playing days, and it’s become even more evident lately following the release of the ESPN docuseries The Last Dance, which covers Jordan and the 1990s Bulls dynasty.
As noted in the quote, the smoking took place before every home game.
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