NOW LIVE: A Never Before Seen Interview with Sports Legend Michael Jordan

July/August 2005
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Michael Jordan • July/August 2005

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and have a cigar with Michael Jordan, the man behind the icon. Also, a whopping three 100-point Cubans, Carlos Fuente Jr. a decade after the Fuente Fuente OpusX, life insurance for the leaf lover, the fortune in flavored cigars, classic cars, the elusive hole in one, the cruising gambler, smoking comedian Steve Harvey and much, much more.

Features

One-on-One with Michael Jordan

One-on-One with Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan may be the greatest basketball player in history. He led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships, twice doing it in three consecutive …

Comedian With A 'Tude

Comedian With A 'Tude

It was one in the morning on July 19, 1997, and Steve Harvey was feeling good. Earlier that evening, his son Wynton had entered the world. From Harvey's vantage point, Wynton's …

The Abaco Club, Bahamas

The Abaco Club, Bahamas

Entrepreneur and visionary Peter de Savary has done it again. The flamboyant Englishman has a knack for finding extraordinary pieces of property (Scotland's famous Skibo …

Coming Up Aces

Coming Up Aces

Whether you are Tiger Woods or Ernie Els or Annika Sorenstam, whether you are a scratch player or a 20-handicapper, whether you play at Augusta National or Augusta Municipal, one …

A Second Wind

A Second Wind

"It was only after he had sped over the goal line and slowed to a trot that he saw the boy and girl sitting together on the turf, looking at him wonderingly. He stopped short, …

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Everybody's heard of a floating craps game you know, the kind that operates under the radar and moves from location to location lest the authorities find out about it. The ms …

Classic Cruising

Classic Cruising

About this time on a midsummer day in Detroit, Bob Stephenson and his family would normally be found tossing some hamburgers and steaks onto the backyard barbecue. Instead, this …

Traveler's Tech

Traveler's Tech

It's gotten to the point where I carry two bags when I travel: one for slacks, shirts and shoes, and another for power adapters and battery chargers. Can you blame me? After all, …

Cigars

An Interview with Carlos Fuente Jr.

An Interview with Carlos Fuente Jr.

A decade after introducing the Fuente Fuente OpusX, Carlos Fuente Jr. discusses its significance and what is to come.

Cigars of a Different Flavor

Cigars of a Different Flavor

Long a part of the machine-made cigar world, flavored smokes make a stand in the premium market

The New Geneva

The New Geneva

Hong Kong smokes Cuban Davidoffs, Dunhills and anything else great and rare

Life Insurance Havens

Life Insurance Havens

Life Insurance Havens Cigar smokers can still get affordable coverage—even when they own up to their passion

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Oliva "O" Classic Olé

Issue Date: August 1, 2005
Oliva "O" Classic Olé
91
points

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 Maduro

Issue Date: August 1, 2005
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6 Maduro
91
points

Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro No. 6

Issue Date: August 1, 2005
Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro No. 6
90
points

Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Rothchilde

Issue Date: August 1, 2005
Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Rothchilde

Up Front

A Cigar Smoker and Proud of It

A Cigar Smoker and Proud of It

In his interview in this issue, Michael Jordan explains why he decided to step forward and let the world know about his passion for cigars. He said it was time to take his life …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, My son and I are new to Cigar Aficionado and relatively new to cigar smoking. My son is a freshman in the Ivy League, and apparently part of a proper Ivy …

The Good Life

Ultimate Daiquiris

Ultimate Daiquiris

It is the simplest of drinks—rum, lime juice, simple syrup, shaken with rocks and strained—and yet the Daiquiri is always being complicated. Attempts to improve on the classic rum …

Canon Digital Rebel XT

Canon Digital Rebel XT

The problem with buying a Canon Digital Rebel XT is that, once you own one, you can't blame the camera anymore for shots that don't come out right. Did you miss your kid …

The White Dinner Jacket

The White Dinner Jacket

Bond, James Bond, emerges from the sea. He rips off his frogman suit to reveal an ivory wool jacket, black pants, bow tie and cummerbund. Time to crash the party at the palazzo, …

Boston Cigar Cutter

Boston Cigar Cutter

A classic almost died in the Boston Cigar Cutter Co.'s table-top model with the unique "cat's eye" incision, but thanks to a team of woodworking brothers from New England, the …

The Outdoor Room

The Outdoor Room

With nest-feathering more popular than ever, home-owners are accomplishing easy home expansion with the outdoor room: a porch or patio tricked out for cooking, cocktailing and …

Nike Ignite T60 3-Wood

Nike Ignite T60 3-Wood

You're lying one on a par 5 with 293 yards to the pin. You need 275 just to carry the bunker and you're trailing by one shot. What's your plan? You unsheathe a golf club with a …

Blancpain Le Brassus

Blancpain Le Brassus

For some men, a watch is meant for keeping time, and if that basic purpose is fulfilled, little else is needed. Others want more than just the hours and minutes, and seek …

2006 Mercedes ML500

2006 Mercedes ML500

Driving along the Côte d'Azur beachfront is normally a pleasant diversion, but this early-spring afternoon, the bikinis have been replaced with sweaters and mittens. A freak …

Tactical Tanks

Tactical Tanks

Raindrops ping off my poncho like bullets as the tank churns its way through knee-deep mud bogs. The scent of diesel stings the air. Terse commands squawk out of radios. Somewhere …