Michael Jordan tipped a waitress a $5 chip. Wayne Gretzky stopped the waitress, grabbed one of the many $100 chips on Jordan’s side of the table, and gave it to her. Then he said, “That’s how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael.”

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The Time Wayne Gretzky Called Out Michael Jordan In Vegas

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By Travis Hughes@TravisSBN  Sep 9, 2010, 12:35pm EDT 

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I live near Atlantic City, so I know a lot of people who work in the casino industry. They all have hilarious stories about celebrities and their out-on-the-town exploits, usually they involve some B-list celeb doing something dumb in a drunken stupor. These stories can be funny or interesting, but they’re never anything ground-breaking.

Things always step up when you hit America’s real gaming mecca, though. Rich Strafella, a VP and long-time gaming exec at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, was recently asked by UrbanDaddy.com to share his favourite celebrity story.

TIL Michael Jordan once tipped a waitress a $5 chip for bringing him a drink. Wayne Gretzky stopped the waitress, removed the $5 chip, grabbed one of the many $100 chips on Jordan’s side of the table, and gave it to her. Then he said, “That’s how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael.”

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From SportBible:

“That’s How We Tip In Las Vegas, Michael” – Michael Jordan Was Embarrassed In A Casino By Sporting Legend

Daniel Marland

Published 14:27, 12 September 2021 BST

Chicago Bulls hero Jordan is currently worth $1.6 billion thanks to a career which brought him six NBA championships, all of which saw him win finals MVP.

He’s also a savvy businessman and has a number of lucrative deals with the world’s biggest brand, such as Nike and Gatorade.

The 58-year-old is so flush with cash, he even rejected an eye-watering $100 million for a two-hour appearance.

David Falk, Jordan’s representative, has shed light on some of the opportunities Jordan has said no during his time working for him.

Speaking to WFAN, he explained: “[Jordan] turned down a deal to do a one-day golf appearance when he was in Asia a few years ago for a pre-season game with Charlotte.

“And some woman in the Philippines offered me seven million dollars for one day, wanted him to play in a golf tournament. And he turned it down.

“I brought him a deal three years ago for 100 million dollars.

“And all he had to do, other than give his name and likeness, was make one two-hour appearance to announce the deal. And he turned it down.”

What a crazy amount.

Via Article:

https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/09/08/10/Gretzky-Calls-Out-MJs-Tipping-Habits/landing_word_bball.html?blockID=307064&feedID=4683

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