Many know Michael Jordan as the legendary basketball player who terrorized opponents for 15 seasons while breaking numerous records and winning six NBA championships. Cigar enthusiasts also know him as a true fan of premium, handmade cigars. But not many people have had the opportunity to learn about Michael Jordan, the person—until now.
On Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m., we will be posting on CigarAficionado.com a special, uncut version of Jordan’s 2017 interview with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken. Short clips of this rare, one-on-one talk with the world’s most famous athlete have received more than 2.4 million views, but the full video has never been shown to the public.
In their chat, Shanken and Jordan smoke cigars together and talk in depth about the athlete’s family, his favorite smokes, his sojourn into baseball, his desire to go to Cuba, gold, and what it takes to be a winner. The normally reserved Jordan opens up to Shanken and shows a side of himself fans have never seen.
Visit CigarAficionado.com on July 30, starting at 7 p.m. EST, to view the video.