It’s no secret that back in the day, Mike Tyson was wild business. Tyson’s former manager Rory Holloway has written a new book, “Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson,” on his adventures with Iron Mike. One story he shares is about an encounter between Tyson and Michael Jordan.
Before Tyson married his ex-wife, actress Robin Givins, she used to date Jordan. On this particular night, Tyson decided to tell MJ he knew the two had been together.
“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—-d with my b—h.’
“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.”
We know he stepped to Brad Pitt over Robin, I wonder if he had that same conversation Eddie Murphy. Holloway also shares a story about Mike and super model Naomi Campbell hooking up at a party in a bathroom stall…
The 80’s were just different.