#MJmondays // How Michael Jordan Flexed His Ferrari for Serious Intimidation
Mike’s mind games.
It’s been 27 years since this shot of Mike stepping out of a Ferrari 512 TR was snapped, and, unlike most things from ’92, is getting cooler by the day.
MJ was a boss from day one. This image is still effortlessly cool with swag for days. You know you’ve the man when you step out the whip to be greeted by an entourage of security. Hell, even his personalised licence plates — which are typically reserved for dickheads — are cool. Then there’s the Ferrari.
We all know His Airness loves Ferraris, his Air Jordan 14 was based of the original Italian Stallion. Speaking of ‘Raris, we’re getting a Yellow Ferrari 14later this year, a follow up to to 2014’s red pair.
Speaking of Mike’s Ferrari, this story recounted by Chris Webber is a gem. C-Webb recalls that MJ didn’t just own it to flex it, he would use it as intimidation — in true MJ style.
“One time we played in Washington. We played a five game series against the Bulls. It was the year they won 72 games. We lose all three games by a total of seven points. I saw Michael Jordan come into our locker room with a cigar, while it was lit, and said, ‘Who’s going to check me tonight?’ And we looked at Calbert Cheaney and we were laughing like little school kids knowing that Calbert Cheaney was going to get him, we knew it wasn’t a game for Mike. He was going to be there and he was going to be playing like he said. Game Three we get off the bus and Juwan (Howard) is from Chicago and used to workout there. I’ll never forget, Jordan was sitting on his Ferrari and Pippen was right there and they have a cigar lit. We get off the bus and we have to pass them with a lit cigar. You want to talk about posturing? Forget Phil Jackson. You got Michael Jordan there behind the scenes smoking a cigar before the game, letting us know that he’s the Red Auerbach before the game even started. It was almost like, ‘I lit the cigar. I’m celebrating already. This is just a formality, you guys getting on the court tonight.”
That’s Confidence with a capital C.
h/t Bleacher Report