Michael Jordan • November/December 2017
Michael Jordan, America's most popular athlete and arguably the best ever to play in the NBA, returns to the cover of Cigar Aficionado with a new, exclusive one-on-one interview with Marvin R. Shanken. Jordan talks about his ever-growing business empire, which includes majority ownership of the Charlotte Hornets, his interest in the $3 billion Jordan Brand, several steak houses and joining longtime friend Derek Jeter in the group that recently acquired the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team. Jordan reveals his love of cigars (he smokes six a day), his passion for the game of golf and much more in a candid interview that took place over several cigars. The story is only one part of our comprehensive 25th anniversary issue, which looks back at the origins of Cigar Aficionado and gets you up close and personal with some of the biggest names ever to appear in the book. Plus, a perfect 100-point cigar and our extensive reviews of new cigars in the market. On newsstands now.