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He Made A Million Dollar Shot And They Didn't Want To Pay Him

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  • @Brindlebrother
    @Brindlebrother 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6698

    0:53 "Due to a technicality in the rules"
    And that's the whole insurance industry in a nutshell.

    • @TheLoneCamper
      @TheLoneCamper 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +115

      They or the league eventually paid him, at Jordan's urging.

    • @chillhour6155
      @chillhour6155 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      It's they're go to

    • @monkeyhorizon
      @monkeyhorizon 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +116

      I hate insurance companies as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day it's the leagues fault. The Insurance company wrote a contract and the league didn't follow it.

    • @WethamanClanVideos
      @WethamanClanVideos 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Insurance is a state sanctioned ponzi scheme.

    • @dwightcurrie8316
      @dwightcurrie8316 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +52

      Why do people think Every Insurance Company DENIES the First Claim that is filed, in 99.99% of all claims?
      Yeah, that's Prolly it

  • @XBC30
    @XBC30 ปีที่แล้ว +61583

    Props to Michael Jordan making sure he received the rightfully earned money

    • @niceone4407
      @niceone4407 ปีที่แล้ว +2116

      right that whole shenanigans was some bs

    • @michealjordan6287
      @michealjordan6287 ปีที่แล้ว +1840

      Yeah it wouldn’t be right for me not to

    • @dalyje
      @dalyje ปีที่แล้ว +907

      bro speedran the video to fish for likes LMAO

    • @blerp6675
      @blerp6675 ปีที่แล้ว +438

      Thats my fucking goat

    • @loganbeckman3572
      @loganbeckman3572 ปีที่แล้ว +78


  • @tercola8756
    @tercola8756 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3511

    Typical insurance company, they never wanna pay out for claims but gladly take your payments for their "insurance". Glad Jordan and the team helped the guy get the money he earned!

    • @desmo8755
      @desmo8755 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      Rules don’t mean anything, right? Part of why there’s an insurance crisis in parts of the country. Someone pays less for a homeowner policy knowing there’s no coverage for a flood but when the flood happens the insurance company is bad because they won’t cover it. Because insurance should be a charity, not a business. Agree, though, that it was nice for the team to step in.

    • @theSoundOfAWomanWhoLovesYou
      @theSoundOfAWomanWhoLovesYou หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@desmo8755 Even within the rules, insurance companies will screw people out of money with unreasonably low estimates and deliberately misleading fine print. Whats more, the medical industry in the US has prices being raised obscenely high for the profit of insurance companies, beyond what would be necessary for the actual businesses in medicine production and healthcare to make a sustainable profit. Its not just people wanting charity or being lazy, its these companies behaving maliciously and ruining peoples lives for gross, unnecessary capital gains

    • @tylerjerabek5204
      @tylerjerabek5204 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Actually no, he shouldn’t have been allowed to take the shot
      Weak rule about “organized basketball” but it was a rule

    • @anonanon7235
      @anonanon7235 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      In this case, Don would have had firm grounds to win a lawsuit against the insurance company and or the Bulls.

    • @RoronoaZoro-ur6hr
      @RoronoaZoro-ur6hr หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@tylerjerabek5204 , going by the technicalities of insurance that player that shot better than the pros themselves should've never watched the game in the first place and made his own basketball team better than the NBA itself hence why one of the many many reasons I love One Piece as a series so much.

  • @imjustjamei
    @imjustjamei 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1060

    like a casino.. all of a sudden the "machine is broken"

    • @DodaGarcia
      @DodaGarcia 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +35

      You're thinking of McDonald's

    • @latasha3472
      @latasha3472 16 วันที่ผ่านมา +39

      ​@DodaGarcia no, he said it right

    • @breathingstill
      @breathingstill 14 วันที่ผ่านมา +6


    • @itsgeodoodz
      @itsgeodoodz 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

      He won as he should, more likes than u=he wins u lose.​@@latasha3472

    • @BlindMAN634
      @BlindMAN634 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1


  • @Matt-ju9si
    @Matt-ju9si ปีที่แล้ว +19128

    Having Michael pull you aside and, clearly invested in your situation, ask, "Did you get your money?" has to be as memorable as actually hitting the shot.

    • @vannseeley9015
      @vannseeley9015 ปีที่แล้ว +581

      Bro that’s good business by MJ.

    • @feelcollins4358
      @feelcollins4358 ปีที่แล้ว +258

      @@vannseeley9015 Mutual benefits, no one is losing, certainly not the one who won the 1m because MJ had a "good business" plan 😂

    • @Brazil144hopeful
      @Brazil144hopeful ปีที่แล้ว

      Michael Jordan gone die just like everyone else. He is nobody to worship

    • @AhmetDursun1903
      @AhmetDursun1903 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Even more

    • @J0nny_Ch1mp0
      @J0nny_Ch1mp0 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Hell yeah!

  • @pol44r
    @pol44r ปีที่แล้ว +7374

    Calhouns story is so heartwarming when you read it from his son's perspective, who became a doctor with the prize money of that shot . and how the ball is still in his possession
    edit : the espn story about it which came out quite recently is where i got this from , highly recommended read

    • @HypocritesExposd
      @HypocritesExposd ปีที่แล้ว +312

      Thanks for letting us know about this. I’m gona look that up!

    • @JohnSuave
      @JohnSuave ปีที่แล้ว +142

      That's dope

    • @interestingcommentbut....7378
      @interestingcommentbut....7378 ปีที่แล้ว +110

      What an amazing story

    • @kevinzhu6417
      @kevinzhu6417 ปีที่แล้ว +468

      damn, that shot helped him achieve generational wealth

    • @combatwombat594
      @combatwombat594 ปีที่แล้ว +179

      This is actually true, I looked it up. His son is now a Dr. Awesome stuff!

  • @billymanilli
    @billymanilli 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1844

    That is so crazy. If I was that poor kid, and they told me I wasn't getting the money, I think I'd go into a deep depression and never be right again. So cool that Jordan and the team made sure he got what he earned. That was a very anxiety-inducing story...and then a heartwarming one at the end! Thanks for sharing!

    • @MrMuir333
      @MrMuir333 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Wishing much peace and love to you!!!

    • @boosted333
      @boosted333 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      Honestly that's literally what's wrong with us today, any kind of set back we curl into a ball.

    • @Musicball
      @Musicball 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

      @@boosted333 This wasn't "any kind of set back" though. Going into a depression after this would have been perfectly normal. What a person would actually be afflicted with in the wake of this travesty would be grief, which can cause a depression. Feeling that way isn't wrong. The OP states he would never be right again. The truth is that the aftermath of this could affect a person for the rest of their life, such as extreme distrust. We have to start respecting the mental part of our health the way we do everything else.

    • @ryans2493
      @ryans2493 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@Musicballstop it. Mental health issues because he possibly didn’t get paid for a contest he entered. Depression is working a whole year for your money and getting scammed by getting it all taken away. If he didn’t get the million, you move on and hopefully already know that life’s not fair sometimes

    • @mal2ksc
      @mal2ksc 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

      @@ryans2493 Hell no. If you don't get the million, you call a lawyer.

  • @aaronhardway343
    @aaronhardway343 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +287

    If a company isn't willing to pay up then they shouldn't sponsor such events. Kudos to MJ and the rest of the Bulls for sticking up for this guy.

    • @vortexriver1071
      @vortexriver1071 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      Basically the way greedy industries work. Like he said in the video, there was such a small chance they would have to pay up but they could get huge marketing returns by sponsoring such events. But just that 1 out of 999 times it isnt profitable for the company, they try everything to not take the loss…

    • @mcnamaraky
      @mcnamaraky วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@aaronhardway343 unfortunately it's not the company itself that ends up paying these things, but another company (in this case an insurance company) that guarantees it.
      Insurance on items is basically a scam because you're betting against whatever you bought lasting for as long as the insurance payments total up to less than what you paid. So you're basically betting that whatever you just bought is such a piece of trash that you think it will stop working before it s supposed to.
      Well, it's a similar idea here: the insurance company was betting that NO ONE would make the shot, right?
      That's how their business worked: the Bulls pay them an "insurance premium" or however it's worked out for events like this, IN THE EVENT that someone makes the shot. But the insurance company is always wagering that no one will make the shot.
      But surprise: someone did! So now suddenly all those checks the Bulls sent over? Yeah, suddenly you have to take all that money (which you got for literally doing nothing) and then SOME OF YOUR OWN, because the premiums don't add up to 1 million dollars and you thought you'd just be riding this free premium gravy train forever.
      So now suddenly you owe all the premiums plus the difference that adds up to 1 million dollars.
      So, being the great human beings that exist at insurance companies, you then search for any tiny little loophole that lets you keep all those premiums the Bulls gave you "just in case" someone hits a crazy shot AND THEN THE DIFFERENCE between that total and 1 million dollars.
      So yeah, in general? The concept of insurance to me is a scam. Specific types of insurance I consider less scam-y, but as a whole the concept of it is basically a scam. Maybe life insurance and home insurance might be the two exceptions, not because the concept is different but because they would ACTUALLY PAY OUT unlike this insurance company didn't pay out the million for a technicality.
      Then again I'm from the NE part of the US and flood insurance isn't offered here because we settled get such bad storms that tons of homes flood. No one offers that for insurance?
      And just to prove it's scam-y, do you know why no one offers it? It's because the monthly money you have to give to the insurance company will NEVER BE MORE than the flood damage you suffer (one or two bad years with hurricanes and noreasters we had my basement flood MULTIPLE TIMES). Which just kind of proves the scam behind it: they WONT offer flood insurance because the odds are they'll lose that bet and have to pay up, BUT, they'll offer something wild like "volcano insurance" or "plane falling out of the sky and landing on your house despite the majority of the worlds surface area being water" policy.
      Sorry, just: it's a scam and I like to point that out.

  • @ryanbeatbox
    @ryanbeatbox ปีที่แล้ว +3326

    A cool thing about this is that he used his money to help put his son through college, who would then become a doctor. Not only that but also create revenue streams for his family's future. It's amazing man.

    • @licktin1091
      @licktin1091 ปีที่แล้ว +217

      Crazy how life changing a million dollars is.

    • @rudygarza6410
      @rudygarza6410 ปีที่แล้ว +174

      Yes and to think there are people who would crash and burn that money back to broke

    • @trashtrash2169
      @trashtrash2169 ปีที่แล้ว +95

      In the end he got lucky by being given the million in smaller chunks, couldn't burn the whole million if he tried.

    • @FarmingUnclear
      @FarmingUnclear ปีที่แล้ว +13

      ​@@abel6298don't the Freemasons believe that religion is one of the three things that divide men?

    • @Lolirock971
      @Lolirock971 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Please repent and find YHWH Elohim and keep the commandments in Exodus 20 and Leviticus 11
      Please read Exodus 20 and pray for forgiveness
      2nd Corinthians 5:17
      “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
      [37] Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [38] This is the first and great commandment. [39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:37-40
      The bible says everything in it is to guide us. And that God wants us to be happy. The story of Job explains how even though we can lose everything from our family health and friends if we have faith we are stronger and able to endure until the end for eternity. It's okay to be depressed or upset and worrying but don't harden your heart and let go and move on to be healthy.
      Please read the book of Jonah, Matthew, Exodus you'll have the information you need. 🌅😊

  • @bigchilling420
    @bigchilling420 ปีที่แล้ว +11412

    Just the fact Mike recognized the kid after a year is incredible

    • @RafitoOoO
      @RafitoOoO ปีที่แล้ว +579

      Game recognizes game haha

    • @marlowencna
      @marlowencna ปีที่แล้ว +296

      Thats why he is the GOAT 😅😂

    • @qxotc
      @qxotc ปีที่แล้ว

      @@marlowencnashut up bout that shit

    • @CodeYuna420
      @CodeYuna420 ปีที่แล้ว +11


    • @Mvtrixx
      @Mvtrixx ปีที่แล้ว +194

      That's what surprised me the most, the fact he even saw him out of all the people in the stands and recognised him after a year from I'm assuming a decent bit away and his security all around him. Crazy 😂

  • @asaasahina896
    @asaasahina896 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +130

    Lmao insurance companies are such soulless corporate hacks

    • @matterking1
      @matterking1 8 วันที่ผ่านมา +8

      They love to collect money and they hate to pay it out.

  • @GoliothOnline666
    @GoliothOnline666 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +370

    This is where society needs to be. People looking out for people. Some of us have it good, some of us great. But when you see something thats unfair, you band together and take care of someone who was wronged. Well done.

    • @norkbork
      @norkbork 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

      no, society needs to fix the fundamental issue that lets things like this happen. which is capitalism

    • @snkybrki
      @snkybrki 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​@@norkborkHow would you do that?

    • @norkbork
      @norkbork 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@snkybrki socialism!

    • @snkybrki
      @snkybrki 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@norkbork Right, but how exactly would you use socialism? Are you making everything socialist? Are you making things capitalist-but-socialist-in-certain-industries?
      Socialism & capitalism aren't binary, they're kind of a gradient

    • @norkbork
      @norkbork 21 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@snkybrki make food and commodities socialist and do not have them run by the businesses and be restricted by capital barriers

  • @amounifnd
    @amounifnd 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2861

    To even contemplate not paying the guy the money is pure criminal. MJ Legend of the game, Legend of humanity.

    • @einhalbesbrot
      @einhalbesbrot 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Yes a true legend. Investing in private prison complexes all over the country. The same prisons that let inmates die of heatstroke whilst the pigs (the inmates "care for", work with) get airconditioning

    • @jfrioux
      @jfrioux 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +135

      An insurance company that refuses to pay is not that out of the ordinary unfortunately.

    • @isaiah904s
      @isaiah904s 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Wonder why he didn’t do the same for Scottie pippen 🤔

    • @KyzenEX
      @KyzenEX 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      Calling him a "legend of humanity" is a bit too much, but he does have a kind heart.

    • @therearenoshortcuts9868
      @therearenoshortcuts9868 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

      ah insurance:
      profit comes when: you promise the moon
      and delivers nothing
      thank you for the premiums

  • @xerowolf4242
    @xerowolf4242 ปีที่แล้ว +3699

    Massive respect to the players that stood up for that guy and told the owners to pay him. It would have been totally fine if they never let him take the shot to begin with due to it being against the rules. But after they decided to let him take the shot, that was on them.

    • @TheRafark
      @TheRafark 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +159

      Yeah, I don’t know how they could be off the hook legally after giving him the ball

    • @myopinion69420
      @myopinion69420 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +263

      @@TheRafark exactly, it would be one thing if he had lied, but he filled out the form with the truthful information and they selected him anyway.
      they breached the rules, not him.

    • @Overwhelmer0
      @Overwhelmer0 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +80

      @@myopinion69420 Unfortunately I don't think the insurance company broke the rules, the guys running the event did. So the insurer most likely would have won that case and not had to pay, and if the insurance company doesn't pay there would have been no money. There's a reason the bulls didn't sue when it made them start to get bad press. Their own lawyers would have said it was a waste of money.

    • @theoriginalkyttyn7724
      @theoriginalkyttyn7724 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Insurance companies are the most protected racketeers and thieves in the world.

    • @patricksobers3125
      @patricksobers3125 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      This is crazy so he never got a single penny

  • @KG-th3cr
    @KG-th3cr 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    When Jordan tells you to pay the man; you pay the man.

    • @OkieOtaku
      @OkieOtaku 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Especially back then. They couldn't afford to risk losing MJ, and you only know he would've let them burn that bridge if they didn't pay the man

  • @doctorbartolo9269
    @doctorbartolo9269 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +94

    Never been a Bulls fan but always respected Jordan, and this story just makes me like and respect him even more.

  • @zukazealanee
    @zukazealanee 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3722

    And here I thought MJ couldn't be MORE of a legend.
    What a guy.

    • @djkroz
      @djkroz 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      I wonder what Bron would've done.

    • @zukazealanee
      @zukazealanee 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +71

      @@djkroz Asked China if it was ok before doing anything.

    • @BabylonGateLA
      @BabylonGateLA 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      @@djkrozBron would’ve flop and cry LMFAO 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀💀

    • @buzzbeats8245
      @buzzbeats8245 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      wildin XD @@zukazealanee

    • @RikiJasmin
      @RikiJasmin 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      He's known for being a jerk

  • @Garrett1974
    @Garrett1974 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2066

    What a couple of legends not letting the kid down, perfect example of brotherhood and support 👌

    • @tazz-ng5uk
      @tazz-ng5uk 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      So again u point out one thing he's black. If white would they backed it. How long ago was it before after BLM . If after I can see that the reason. I hope not but it's a good question.

    • @johnsmith1926
      @johnsmith1926 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      It was definetively the right thing to do. This guy answered all the questions honestly. If they let him onto the court anyway to try the shot.. well.
      ... and for the Bulls team. You can be 7' tall, it shows in situations like this whether you're a grown man.

    • @brojakmate9872
      @brojakmate9872 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      You do realize he is black right?

    • @danculbert6349
      @danculbert6349 11 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @iikraze9864
      @iikraze9864 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@brojakmate9872 thats got nothing to do with it

  • @KevHCloud
    @KevHCloud 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +105

    A question with a simple 30 second answer stretched into a 15 minute video and I was hooked the entire time, awesome stuff and a good story.

  • @devenp2069
    @devenp2069 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

    You definitely have a gift for storytelling: captivating and touching. Always nice when a story has a happy ending.

  • @EileenTheCr0w
    @EileenTheCr0w ปีที่แล้ว +1480

    Props to Michael (and whoever else on the team joined him) for standing up for this random dude. Mad respect. They probably knew it was the right thing to do just from a fan perspective to prevent a boycott or hate towards the team, but glad the team actually said something on the inside and didn't just shrug it off for management to take care of.

    • @piracy_gd
      @piracy_gd ปีที่แล้ว +3


    • @Cartier2Shiesty
      @Cartier2Shiesty ปีที่แล้ว

      thanks for spoiling the video my guy

    • @sfurules
      @sfurules ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Jordan was not raised with wealth either, thought. I expect he was standing up because he saw the injustice of the situation and knew what it would have meant to him at that stage of his life (Well..I mean at that age everyone knew Jordan would be a pro but the point is still valid)

    • @awdeveau
      @awdeveau ปีที่แล้ว +21

      ​@@Cartier2Shiestymaybe you should stay out of the comments until after you've watched the video if you're worried about spoilers. That's on you, not him.

    • @patriotarborist711
      @patriotarborist711 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      what if Don was white?

  • @marblox9300
    @marblox9300 ปีที่แล้ว +2323

    I feel so good knowing he got the Million. He hit an almost impossible shot in front of 18,000 people.
    He deserves it. Thank You Michael Jordon. The GOAT.!!!

    • @titmusspaultpaul5
      @titmusspaultpaul5 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      Paying over 20 years not very cool though. Props to Jordan, because without him he wouldn't have got a cent, but 20 million in '93 is worth much more than paying it off over 20 because of inflation. That amount in today's dollars would be about $4,222,961 (according to an inflation calculator). That means if he got the $20 million in '93, and just put it in a bank or a non risk investment it would be worth, at minimum $4,222,961 but inflation is normally around 2% and a minimum risk investment maybe 4%..... so maybe much more.... cheers.

    • @SecretSauceyjuice
      @SecretSauceyjuice ปีที่แล้ว +25

      ​@@titmusspaultpaul5It's not but tbf, a lot of lottery and sweepstakes winnings have stipulations that you can take a lump sum of a smaller percentage up front or the full amount in annual payments over time.
      I'm just happy he got the full amount at all, even if the value was reduced a bit by inflation basically. Idk about you but I'd take a guaranteed 50k per year lol.

    • @MrManfly
      @MrManfly ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@SecretSauceyjuice Me too!! 👍

    • @titmusspaultpaul5
      @titmusspaultpaul5 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @SecretSauceyjuice yeah, true. And usually the lotto winnings they pay off are huge, like $150 million. But also glad he got the whole thing as its still a lot of money for most people.... cheers.

    • @WhatIsTheHeat
      @WhatIsTheHeat ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@titmusspaultpaul5paid out over a long period of time also quells any impulse purchases, although those are mainly beneficial for lottery winners since the ones that win are commonly bad with their money.

  • @malcombbaker2842
    @malcombbaker2842 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

    This was so dramatic and informational! Sad story with a happy ending. LOVE IT!

  • @TheRealZombieWizard
    @TheRealZombieWizard 10 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

    Hahaha, I got secondhand embarrassment from that kid warming up for 30 minutes only to completely miss a 3 pointer.

  • @erfansvideos
    @erfansvideos ปีที่แล้ว +841

    Michael Jordan not only had his opponents by the throat but made sure he and everyone around got what they deserved. A legendary basketball player and of course the GOAT.

    • @vadym8713
      @vadym8713 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      "..and he took it personal" )))

    • @Uba-rd6nu
      @Uba-rd6nu 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      A legendary man...not just a basketball player

    • @vsopvisionsstartedoverpain9636
      @vsopvisionsstartedoverpain9636 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      the goat

    • @JoeNoSay
      @JoeNoSay 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Except Scottie; underpaid forever

    • @AlphaLackey
      @AlphaLackey 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      He and everyone around.. except for anyone who works in any tipped profession.

  • @florious80
    @florious80 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1416

    I've always had respect for MJ as a talented athlete. This just became MAD RESPECT for him and all those others who chipped in and made Don's dream come true. The players didn't have to do it, but they did it because they thought it was the right thing to do. Kudos to all of them.

    • @MikeBarbarossa
      @MikeBarbarossa 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      They HAD to pay up. The Bulls were worth billions, this whole thing helped the Bulls and made the highlight of the game (they pull huge bucks for a game in seats and TV rights) so not paying would be realy evil

    • @florious80
      @florious80 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      @@MikeBarbarossa not sure you watched the whole video. The organization did NOT pay him, the players did. They even invited the Bulls organization to join but they declined.

    • @lesliefilip9785
      @lesliefilip9785 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      @@florious80 The organization pay him, not the owners. Listen to 13.39 "After hearing about what the insurance company was trying to pull, Michael Jordan along with other players on the Bulls told ownership they needed to pay up, , out of their own pockets."

    • @lesliefilip9785
      @lesliefilip9785 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @florious80 Formatting got lost. Here is the full quote. The organization DID pay him, not the owners. Listen to 13.39 "After hearing about what the insurance company was trying to pull, Michael Jordan along with other players on the Bulls told ownership they needed to pay up, and so they did, out of their own pockets."

    • @lesliefilip9785
      @lesliefilip9785 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Dang it. Not sure how I'm messing up formatting. Here is the exact sentence: "Michael Jordan along with other players on the Bulls told ownership they needed to pay up, and so the organization did, out of their own pockets."

  • @motionstudio77
    @motionstudio77 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    So touched to know what MJ & his team mates have done for Don

  • @EmvyBeats
    @EmvyBeats หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    When he landed the shot the people who had to pay up immediately dropped their drinks, went silent & and called their lawyers.

  • @tracy720
    @tracy720 ปีที่แล้ว +1662

    I was at this game with my Dad, he had season tickets for many years. it was the most incredible feeling and energy when he hit that 1 million shot. The entire place jumped at the same time and we’re all just so purely happy for the guy. My Dad is no longer here with us, thank you for this video and capturing this moment. He’s been gone since 2005, so just knowing we are there is a great feeling in my heart. ❤

    • @MarisZadinans
      @MarisZadinans ปีที่แล้ว +32

      Sorry for your loss

    • @performingartsphotography8783
      @performingartsphotography8783 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      What a blessing that you have these memories with your dad. The absentee father rate in this country has a consequence that is so hard to quantify but I believe sons like you are becoming the exception to the rule. In an age where men are marginalized, real heroes like your father are fading into the backdrop of ungrateful and petty youth. Hold on to that memory, it is the true gold of our character, especially when we are privileged to become grandparents. Thank you for sharing.

    • @simmiesim321
      @simmiesim321 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      We just watched it 🙄🙄🙄

    • @daisyxfaith
      @daisyxfaith ปีที่แล้ว +9

      That is so sweet. Our loved ones never really leave us ❤️

    • @bizzyg5751
      @bizzyg5751 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Do you think the energy would've been different if they offered him a lamer prize or about the same?

  • @combatwombat594
    @combatwombat594 ปีที่แล้ว +933

    Whether each individual on the team cared or not, clearly Mike did if he pulled the kid aside a year later. Whether it was Mike who made the call for the kid or not, the players from that team deserve a lot of respect

    • @Moyitaaa12
      @Moyitaaa12 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      I ain't even think abt that part of it. He remembered the guy after seeing him in the stands. Clearly he thought it was some BS, props to the bulls organization 🫡

    • @itskelvinn
      @itskelvinn ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Whether whether whether whether

    • @combatwombat594
      @combatwombat594 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @@itskelvinn I used the word twice. Must suck to have nothing better to do with your life than be a troll on the internet...

  • @Arwing1979
    @Arwing1979 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    They're quick enough to rake in the revenue offf the back of such a promotion. Yet try and snake their way oit of it when it's time to pay. Massive respect to Jordan and the Bulls team for doing the right thing.

  • @Hipp1062
    @Hipp1062 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Feel like a company legally shouldn't be allowed to bring on people and promise them any sum of money unless those people are aware of the rules/restrictions. Bringing people on and promising them anything, knowing they won't receive anything they were promised regardless of any agreement with insurance companies sounds like grounds to sue.

  • @azdrifter3968
    @azdrifter3968 ปีที่แล้ว +1670

    This reminds me of a time I was in 5th grade and some kid said he would pay $20 to anyone who could hit a shot from the half court mark on their first try. After watching a few kids fail, I stepped up and nailed it. First try. Afterwards the kid tells me he doesn't actually have $20 and just walks away. I was devastated. I called Micheal Jordan and told him about what happened and he showed up to my school and beat the kid up.
    Micheal Jordan is one hell of a guy.

    • @PhonyBologna
      @PhonyBologna ปีที่แล้ว +204

      Sounds like you're still out $20 dollars.

    • @charliebrowning6655
      @charliebrowning6655 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @christopherblake2588
      @christopherblake2588 ปีที่แล้ว +33


    • @azdrifter3968
      @azdrifter3968 ปีที่แล้ว +162

      @@PhonyBologna Sadly yes. MJ said he was gonna make sure his people got it to me, but all I got was a letter from his insurance company saying they weren't paying me due to a technicality. I told MJ about it and he went over there and beat them up.

    • @JohnMiller-oz7gv
      @JohnMiller-oz7gv ปีที่แล้ว +7


  • @iali00
    @iali00 ปีที่แล้ว +1653

    Man, much respect to Jordan. He doesn't get enough credit for the right things he's done throughout his career. Just became a bigger fan of his.

    • @noillcallyou
      @noillcallyou ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Jordan gets plenty credit

    • @fredcutt4905
      @fredcutt4905 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      No he don’t people thought he built prisons for years lol

    • @auesz
      @auesz ปีที่แล้ว

      @@noillcallyou Exactly

    • @Finduski
      @Finduski ปีที่แล้ว +8

      MJ gets lots of Credit, dude is a legend

    • @mendiganina6001
      @mendiganina6001 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I'm in the other side of the world and he's a well known legend, not only for how he plays. There's no more credit that could be given to him.

  • @q-dawwg626
    @q-dawwg626 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    You narratated this so dope bruh, I watched this is real time back in the days as a Huge Bulls fan that lived in Staten Island, New York. I almost forgot about this story. Glad the brother got his money 💰

  • @alexkulis7295
    @alexkulis7295 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Glad this story had a happy ending. Excellent video.

  • @evlee1295
    @evlee1295 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1787

    I looked up this story, and it turns out the guy’s son went on to become a doctor in Chicago and he used the money to pay for his son’s medical school tuition 🥺

    • @markcarter8670
      @markcarter8670 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +134

      I went to high school with Don Calhoun, but I hardly knew him. I never really saw him after 1988, but I was aware of the story of the shot when it unfolded. I believe there were other doctors in their family even before the shot. I myself was delivered by a Dr. Ken Calhoun. I assumed they're from the same family but I never actually checked.

    • @adventuresinthebay8487
      @adventuresinthebay8487 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      God always has his plans!

    • @spooneater9001
      @spooneater9001 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +74

      The guy made a doctor out of the money those insurance scam artists managed to save for themselves

    • @SmokeEater2012
      @SmokeEater2012 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      he didnt pay for his sons tuition he invested in his sons future good on him brotha man was smart

    • @appkeytechology
      @appkeytechology 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      So the America Education system struck again?

  • @adventurelife1123
    @adventurelife1123 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1702

    I am not a basketball fan, but that is one of the most heartwarming stories i have ever heard. Michael Jordan and his teammates are absolute eternal legends for standing up for that fan. mad respect MJ.

    • @SelevanRsC
      @SelevanRsC 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Tbh it sounds like a perfect situation to bump up your legend.

    • @CorePathway
      @CorePathway 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Was No Tippin’ Pippen on that team? 😂

    • @chriskrausesmovie
      @chriskrausesmovie 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      why so mad...relax

    • @slim404
      @slim404 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I'm sure he purchased his fair share of Jordan's through the years so he earned it twice! Jordan _SHOULD_ give back!

    • @slim404
      @slim404 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@CorePathway Get your eyes checked.

  • @jrowlandj
    @jrowlandj 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    An insurance company being underhanded? Who ever would have thought?!? 🤣

  • @lisakay8798
    @lisakay8798 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    Insurance companies regularly spend tens of thousands of dollars to attorneys to avoid paying claims that are way less than the attorney fees they're paying. Ridiculous but true.

  • @sinerehber
    @sinerehber ปีที่แล้ว +889

    Makes a million dolar shot and still so calm. He is a legend!

    • @cliffordjackson3
      @cliffordjackson3 ปีที่แล้ว +1


    • @AllBetzOff
      @AllBetzOff ปีที่แล้ว +34

      He must’ve been a hooper

    • @clutch4880
      @clutch4880 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@AllBetzOffthat’s a great assumption

    • @MaximusR93
      @MaximusR93 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      In front of MJ too, that’s crazy

    • @orionthatman9390
      @orionthatman9390 ปีที่แล้ว +2


  • @tuph4088
    @tuph4088 ปีที่แล้ว +1396

    I loved how this video didn't just cover Don's story, but some of the history of these wacky shot contests. Awesome stuff, as always.

    • @Vibrant133
      @Vibrant133 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      That's what Jimmy does. He uses a specific instance to paint a bigger picture. His videos are beautifully choreographed and its why they are so captivating.

  • @user-fj2yf2kq9z
    @user-fj2yf2kq9z 16 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    10:50 The mascot after he hit the shot😭

  • @ShaiFishman
    @ShaiFishman 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Love your content, love your narration and enthusiasm - love everything about your work!! Keep it up!!!

  • @user-oo5dp6ut1z
    @user-oo5dp6ut1z 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2551

    MJ knew he held all the power of that building while he was on the roster, and rightfully so. A legend on the court and off!

    • @daltooinewestwood6380
      @daltooinewestwood6380 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +36

      If you don’t pay that kid you can kiss the championship goodbye 😂

    • @user-oo5dp6ut1z
      @user-oo5dp6ut1z 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      lol pretty much how id imagine that meeting went between owner and MJ@@daltooinewestwood6380

    • @melonytoni9016
      @melonytoni9016 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I have no idea about basketball but how were their yearly earnings so low? Was this early times in their careers?

    • @Lawnmower737
      @Lawnmower737 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@melonytoni9016 This was the 90s. Money could buy you very different things back then. $200k-$500k is a great payout nowadays. That was even more back then, remember to calculate inflation too. $200k back then is around $400k today.

    • @WindFrozer
      @WindFrozer 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@melonytoni9016 im not sure, but i believe there is an earnings cap in the NBA regarding how much they can pay their rosters

  • @jgraeff1
    @jgraeff1 ปีที่แล้ว +2044

    That’s the thing about MJ that no other player will ever have. To be that great and important to the league that even the thought of upsetting him isn’t worth it. Glad he helped the guy out I’m sure it changed his entire life.

    • @naimas8120
      @naimas8120 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      upset him and the bulls would've been a lottery team lmao

    • @hipking23
      @hipking23 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      ​@@naimas8120facts 💯

    • @omiedahomie1284
      @omiedahomie1284 ปีที่แล้ว +146

      I myself don’t like Lebron, but I’m 100% confident that Lebron would do the same thing. But yeah hella happy Mike and the Bulls forced management to pay the guy.

    • @vectory674
      @vectory674 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      ​@@omiedahomie1284but he would do it to boost his ego and influence. Not because it's the right thing to do

    • @strang7739
      @strang7739 ปีที่แล้ว +118

      @@vectory674you dont know the donations he’s done for cleveland lol

  • @jerryp6001
    @jerryp6001 27 วันที่ผ่านมา +3

    I've watched a lot of these types of videos.
    I appreciate you setting it up...explaining it...putting it into context...and your voice being clear and understandable and have quality sound.

  • @mauricioesma
    @mauricioesma 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Amazing video! Was mesmerized by the story and the way you narrated it was GREAT! Congrats bro! 🔥🔥🔥

  • @pwnzyouinlumby
    @pwnzyouinlumby ปีที่แล้ว +730

    This is incredibly humbling. That team is a solid group of gentlemen.

  • @mediamannaman
    @mediamannaman ปีที่แล้ว +1204

    As a guy who lives for making clutch plays, Michael appreciated this guy's performance under pressure. Good on him and his teammates for stepping up and holding ownership to their word.

    • @jinov191
      @jinov191 ปีที่แล้ว

      the contract was the "word" and he was not eligible. It's no skin off of the players to demand that someone else makes it right.

    • @emostorm7
      @emostorm7 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      ​​@@jinov191the agreement was between the bulls to the kid. The contact between the bulls and the insurance company was a different thing. They shouldn't have let him take the shot. I don't think the kid ever knew he was ineligible, the bulls said he was and let him take the shot. The bulls are responsible to pay, not the instance company.

    • @ogposer
      @ogposer ปีที่แล้ว +16

      @@emostorm7esurance company NEVER was going to actually pay. They thought this is impossible. So they tried to use every hint to get rid of that payment. Cowards, simple.

    • @lakecityransom
      @lakecityransom ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@ogposer Insurance is such an ugly business, but it has to be or they wouldn't be cash flow positive.

    • @johnpauljonesisabadass8134
      @johnpauljonesisabadass8134 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      MJ prolly pressured his teammates lmao

  • @basedjiren3889
    @basedjiren3889 10 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    LeMickey would never have done that. Michael is the GOAT fr

  • @skywalkerimperial4350
    @skywalkerimperial4350 ปีที่แล้ว +1688

    Props to Michael Jordan. Of all the stories of his ability, his competitive nature, or even his open philanthropy to do this and keep it quiet is awesome.

  • @SeanDoesMagic
    @SeanDoesMagic ปีที่แล้ว +29681

    You’re an insane storyteller, absolutely captivating 🙌 loved this!

    • @PaulDoesPlay98
      @PaulDoesPlay98 ปีที่แล้ว +173

      i cant belive this man watches jxmyhighroller

    • @caidendaniel24
      @caidendaniel24 ปีที่แล้ว +124

      “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand” Matthew 3:2 ❤

    • @cyclonebananabeans4363
      @cyclonebananabeans4363 ปีที่แล้ว +14


    • @jaacyee_h
      @jaacyee_h ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Wait wtf bro I’ve been subbed to you for YEARS

    • @Contrlz_
      @Contrlz_ ปีที่แล้ว +3


  • @robarksey2070
    @robarksey2070 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Love the video, great work! Thank you for putting this story out there.

  • @ImProbsLost
    @ImProbsLost 10 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    bless you MJ you are a legend!!!!

  • @requiem5179
    @requiem5179 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +789

    Not only did he hit the shot at home but also in front of Jordan. What a legend.

    • @bilalc4415
      @bilalc4415 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Seriously that’s worth the million as well. It’s like he got 2 million.

  • @douglamb7351
    @douglamb7351 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +733

    My dad went to high school with this guy, I remember him telling me the story when I was younger and this brought back a pretty sick memory, glad the guy got paid.

    • @ashrahman2198
      @ashrahman2198 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @JesusChrist2000BC
      @JesusChrist2000BC 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

      ​@@ashrahman2198Why lie about that? You cap kids think everything is a lie. Cringe

    • @Top10soon
      @Top10soon 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +12


    • @e.t.2230
      @e.t.2230 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Making connections.. 💀💀💀

    • @mrdanyo1223
      @mrdanyo1223 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Where is he from ?

  • @TrainerCTZ
    @TrainerCTZ 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Who knows what else Jordan has humbly and anonomously done.

  • @JosiahOyawale
    @JosiahOyawale 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Such a great video man. Through and through! ❤

  • @Mitch2294
    @Mitch2294 ปีที่แล้ว +823

    I got a new respect for Michael Jordan and those other players stepping up and making sure the man got paid. Awesome story with a great ending.

    • @Tina-mt9cl
      @Tina-mt9cl ปีที่แล้ว +7

      I lost a lot of respect for him since he employs the most racist driver in the history of Nascar on his racing team and won't fire him. His openly racist driver has hurt the entire sport of Nascar. ("Bubba" Wallace)

    • @zapataboy9377
      @zapataboy9377 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      ​@@Tina-mt9clcry about it kid

    • @GTSN38
      @GTSN38 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I don't see why it mattered that the guy played on an amateur team anyways, that shot is almost impossible for anyone. I would bet a million dollars against the best NBA player making that shot.

    • @Justin-hv7eu
      @Justin-hv7eu ปีที่แล้ว +3

      NASCAR did enough to hurt NASCAR.
      They have blood on their hands.

    • @bugaboy18
      @bugaboy18 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ​@@Tina-mt9cl oh please. The nascar sport has been hurt and in ruined prior to bubba! In fact, our whole world is hurt due to racism, division, discrimination, and a whole bunch of everything

  • @Grimvin
    @Grimvin 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1737

    This was just a beautiful story, showing the evil bullcrap a company will go through to save a buck (or a million in this case XD), and the beauty when people group together to help get someone what they are owned. Thank you for making this video.

    • @moviesenthil
      @moviesenthil 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Not to save a buck, but to screw someone out of it. Cheap rascals.

      @THMILLER 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

      Right, only in the USA.
      If they had this here in Europe, the payment would have been transfered immediately. I so hate the games and scams played on US Americans.

    • @vsopvisionsstartedoverpain9636
      @vsopvisionsstartedoverpain9636 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      top comment

    • @shiroshnur
      @shiroshnur 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      With corporations this big, a million bucks is pretty much the same as a buck. The prize money could have been half a penny and they still wouldn't pay up.

    • @amil89
      @amil89 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@THMILLERAmerica is now a giant web of scams. Look at the Pentagon if you need an example

  • @jaystyx5134
    @jaystyx5134 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The TRUE GOAT! Comes through in any situation. MJ's a class act 🎉🎉

  • @semperconstance
    @semperconstance หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Good on you, Michael. Way to keep 'em honest. I f----ing hate lawyers.

  • @equilibrium1950
    @equilibrium1950 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1663

    I remember this. Man, everyone was pissed off the kid couldn’t get his money. However, this when I first witnessed how heroic the Chicago Bulls team were, especially MJ. I’m glad the kid got his money and his moment. He’s definitely in the Bulls history books.

    • @amrelarcher8990
      @amrelarcher8990 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +46

      and how cheap the Bulls’ Front Office was. I bet if MJ and the other players didn’t pressure them, the FO definitely won’t pay the man. I don’t get how such a great team who’s probably raking revenue in because of MJ can be so cheap. smh

    • @slabbinonspokezz2375
      @slabbinonspokezz2375 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      ​@amrelarcher8990 they weren't being cheap. They just backed out of a bet and didn't appreciate the fact he made the shot. They basically bet against him for a million and he made them look stupid by just heaving up a prayer 😂😂😂. If this happened on the street those guys in the front office would be dead for backing out of a bet like that. People have been killed for far lesser amounts

    • @mac1bc
      @mac1bc 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      ​@@slabbinonspokezz2375that's why you don't back out of a bet you make

    • @flexingpapers
      @flexingpapers 11 หลายเดือนก่อน


    • @frankp7411
      @frankp7411 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      We all know who they are, don’t we, but can’t say it

  • @morticiaheisenberg9679
    @morticiaheisenberg9679 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +489

    I have no idea why this was suggested in my feed. I am not even a basketball fan. But seriously got goosebumps when he made the shot. You can feel the excitement!! Being there must have been incredible. Michael Jordan is absolute class!!! I have never heard anything bad about him. Very awesome man. I'm glad that the Bulls team had integrity and did the right thing. ❤ Awesome story.

    • @moronoftheinternet8864
      @moronoftheinternet8864 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Same here!

    • @MrsJones-oj3cp
      @MrsJones-oj3cp 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Well, I mean this in the most respectful way, that it makes sense that you haven’t heard anything bad about him because you mentioned you’re not a BB fan. Although I admire him in some aspects, there’s definitely some things out there about him. However, in this instance he was more than a stand up Guy.

    • @doofuscawt
      @doofuscawt 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@MrsJones-oj3cp what bad things about him

    • @guillermogarciabolanos1961
      @guillermogarciabolanos1961 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Ask Scottie…

    • @SkylineDG
      @SkylineDG 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      same here 😅

  • @chrisortiz3827
    @chrisortiz3827 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    NBA legends stepping up to do the right thing. With so many athletes now in trouble or to self-involved this case goes to show to truly lead by example and be a role model for us all.

  • @rafael2661
    @rafael2661 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great story! Do the right thing! Love Jordan ❤

  • @Judah_Cummings32
    @Judah_Cummings32 ปีที่แล้ว +2077

    No corny stuff,we seriously need to appreciate how much work Jimmy puts into his videos.this man is the goat of NBA TH-cam

    • @Yute01
      @Yute01 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @khoahoang6567
      @khoahoang6567 ปีที่แล้ว +56

      you commented this 1 minute after he released the video 😭

    • @rabu99
      @rabu99 ปีที่แล้ว +29

      ​@@khoahoang6567the glazing is insane

    • @Judah_Cummings32
      @Judah_Cummings32 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@rabu99 😂

    • @Judah_Cummings32
      @Judah_Cummings32 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@khoahoang6567 ik😂😂😂

  • @daltonbrooks5882
    @daltonbrooks5882 ปีที่แล้ว +452

    Reminds me of that clip from semi pro when that dude hit that full court shot 😂😂 “it’s okay the sponsors will pay for it, We don’t have sponsors!”😂

    • @shalimhasanrakhimhabibi4783
      @shalimhasanrakhimhabibi4783 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Damn you beat me to it💀😭love that movie

    • @jokerYG
      @jokerYG ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Corndog night😂😂😂😂

    • @RD-zx6py
      @RD-zx6py ปีที่แล้ว +7


    • @jokerYG
      @jokerYG ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@RD-zx6py 🤣🤣🤣

    • @davidlangston9595
      @davidlangston9595 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Damnit, I just commented the same thing about Will Ferrel gas lighting the hippie about the money in Semi Pro😂

  • @davidp6078
    @davidp6078 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What a great vid. Bro at the end said “Well they get paid” 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤝

  • @HotDog-wy5vw
    @HotDog-wy5vw 10 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    The one guy in black who didn’t get his high five 😭 🙏

  • @georgeadams5973
    @georgeadams5973 ปีที่แล้ว +1808

    I gotta give props to this guy. For making a 30 second video into 15 minutes and still keep it captivating. Bro has hacked life and makes bank story telling. 🐐

    • @egomaniac247
      @egomaniac247 ปีที่แล้ว +18


    • @chrismiksworld
      @chrismiksworld ปีที่แล้ว +17

      @@egomaniac247 Nope?

    • @kelseybrexit5224
      @kelseybrexit5224 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@egomaniac247 Joe mama

    • @kyleg9693
      @kyleg9693 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      With all the back story and the detail there is no way this could ever be a 30 second video

    • @forbidden7541
      @forbidden7541 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      make sure you clean it when you’re done

  • @jrtolber
    @jrtolber ปีที่แล้ว +1312

    You are not a basketball analyst, you are not a sports reporter. You are a story teller and a DAMN good one.

    • @torr3729
      @torr3729 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      A damn good one🥹💪🏽

    • @PhathizweMalinga
      @PhathizweMalinga ปีที่แล้ว +6

      A damn good one!

    • @jaylenlenear7850
      @jaylenlenear7850 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      He is a basketball analyst

    • @ScottieDPOYY
      @ScottieDPOYY ปีที่แล้ว +8

      please stop repeating this, we know. You like storytime.. we got it

    • @jinx8624
      @jinx8624 ปีที่แล้ว

      hes both

  • @the_lord_of_the_fried
    @the_lord_of_the_fried หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's gonna be a good summer great narration the suspense had me going MJ will always be the GOAT

  • @AdrianCHOY
    @AdrianCHOY หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I love it when the mascot came forward to congratulate.

  • @mcnamaraky
    @mcnamaraky 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +261

    Jordan was a gambler, he probably found it UNCONSCIONABLE to not pay the winner of a bet.

    • @TheTotallyRealXiJinping
      @TheTotallyRealXiJinping 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +5

      Inconceivable* no shade or anything. There’s a theory he got his dad killed over gambling debts

    • @rayloc420
      @rayloc420 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +13

      ​@@TheTotallyRealXiJinping "Unconscionable" is more accurate

    • @mcnamaraky
      @mcnamaraky 11 วันที่ผ่านมา +12

      @@TheTotallyRealXiJinping I intentionally used unconscionable, as it went against Jordans conscience as a gambler.
      It's the complete opposite of inconceivable for a gambler, because Jordan would never not go for the gamble.
      If he was someone who was opposed to gambling it'd be inconceivable.
      Or, it's inconceivable that NORM did this as a gambler. Not referring to Jordan though.
      It's like the million dollar bet story. Guy hit a million dollar half court shot, insurance company refused to pay because he had played 1 year in an amateur league or something.
      So Michael Jordan himself made the Bulls pay this guy, because as a gambler he found it unconscionable to not pay up when you lose a bet.
      So two people we're talking about here.

    • @mcnamaraky
      @mcnamaraky 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@rayloc420 @TheTotallyRealXiJinping I meant to use unconscionable, as it went against Jordans conscience as a gambler.
      He is a hardcore gambler, so nothing is unconscionable about gambling to them aside from not paying up when you lose.
      Now that (not paying when you lose a bet) WAS unconscionable is when a guy hit a million dollar shot on the Bulls home court and the insurance company refused to pay because he'd played like 1 year as an amateur.
      So MICHAEL JORDAN got the entire Bulls office to pay this guy 1 million dollars. Because, AS A GAMBLER, it was unconscionable to him to make a bet and not pay up.
      You ever hear the stories about Jordan demanding a $5 bill over a net he made with someone? Dude was hounding him for the money and it might as well have been toilet paper for him considering how rich he is.

    • @TheTotallyRealXiJinping
      @TheTotallyRealXiJinping 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@mcnamaraky But my point is Jordan’s gambling debts got his pops killed, therefor he can conceive not paying off gambling debts

  • @joshkmaillet
    @joshkmaillet ปีที่แล้ว +698

    Much respect to MJ for doing that. Also, very classy of Chicago fans to rally behind one of their own to push for action.

  • @Roganhayl
    @Roganhayl หลายเดือนก่อน

    Small moment but seeing Saul Holcman's family just so happy for him and so loving even tho he was disappointed cuz he missed was pretty sweet.. we all need that kinda energy..

  • @BlizzardArms
    @BlizzardArms 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Good quality video. I had heard the story before but this was really detailed and I liked the detail put into those first failed shots too. Good stuff

  • @LargeDude2023
    @LargeDude2023 ปีที่แล้ว +487

    Glad you brought this to the light decades later. Sometimes people don't want or need publicity and do things solely because it is the right thing to do. I'm happy for the young man. Something like this is truly life changing.

    • @ImAlxxy
      @ImAlxxy ปีที่แล้ว +20

      And continues to illuminate how slimy insurance companies ALWAYS are

    • @imaginethat3026
      @imaginethat3026 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @Wayvo01
      @Wayvo01 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      He ain’t a young man no more lol

    • @One.Zero.One101
      @One.Zero.One101 ปีที่แล้ว

      📌Promotions and advertisements always get you in the fine print. The correct attitude is you should be suspicious of all promotions and read all the mechanics and the fine print to see if the company is pulling a fast one on you. In my experience, travel promotions are the most notorious with shenanigans.

    • @paratame105
      @paratame105 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Wayvo01 Yup, he got the last payment this year lol

  • @art_lobe
    @art_lobe 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1342

    It's really heartwarming to see everyone in that stadium wanting to see a complete stranger win

    • @coreyhallman3134
      @coreyhallman3134 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      The good ole days

    • @johancarlberg1530
      @johancarlberg1530 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      Why wouldn't people, also nowdays, not want that?
      Has american society gone that much in the shitter that people would want them to miss the shot?

    • @coreyhallman3134
      @coreyhallman3134 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@johancarlberg1530 no not really

    • @Chronorust
      @Chronorust 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      ​@@coreyhallman3134People literally do the same thing today lol

    • @SorrowAvenue
      @SorrowAvenue 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      No, they just liked a stir up and wanted to be apart of drama to tell.

  • @davidhaydon9023
    @davidhaydon9023 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Sounds like a typical insurance company. Good on MJ.

  • @MCBob-nh4cr
    @MCBob-nh4cr 17 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    This reminds me of the movie semi pro. Guy said “they won’t take this big check!” Will Ferrell responds, “Maybe you have to try a big bank, with a big check department”

  • @Lifebraving
    @Lifebraving ปีที่แล้ว +924

    Massive dubbs to the Bulls and MJ for helping that man get what he deserved!

    • @Wolferal
      @Wolferal ปีที่แล้ว +3

      The guy broke one of the qualifying rules by having played pro ball within 5 years of the the throw. It's Pretty straight forward. I don't get the outrage over them not wanting to pay him.

    • @albo181
      @albo181 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      @@Wolferal You don't get it? Well, he told them about his previous basketball experience and THEY still let him take the shot...that there was their screw up. He was 100% honest and the competition organisers were aware of this and let him play anyway. It's really not difficult.

    • @albo181
      @albo181 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@Wolferal Let me put it another way. If I publically hold a competition, and my rules state that only people wearing red t-shirts can win my 200 dollar prize, YET I let someone with a blue t-shirt play anyway... you think s/he shouldn't get any prize that is owed to them?

    • @yeemyreamy5895
      @yeemyreamy5895 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@Wolferal You do realize he wasn't playing pro ball right? he was on a community team, probably some kind of out reach bullshit with teenagers, which would have no affect on whether he hits the 80 foot shot. Insurance just wanted to be greedy as per usual

    • @Hnkka
      @Hnkka ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Vilcabamba_RE_Disclosures When Fans start to outrage, theres only one way to make things "normal" enough, Pay what you said

  • @fwc0j
    @fwc0j ปีที่แล้ว +713

    Jimmys ability to make a full video out of a seemingly short topic is incredible.

    • @SindyinVietnam
      @SindyinVietnam ปีที่แล้ว +9

      He does it well. But then sometimes other TH-camrs push it to the limit with repetitive bs. Like the autumn wallpaper windows xp location search.

    • @ItIsYouAreNotYour
      @ItIsYouAreNotYour ปีที่แล้ว +2

      You got to hit that 15 minute mark some how.

    • @dweebyllo8615
      @dweebyllo8615 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@SindyinVietnam Baseball Doesn't Exist does this not only in his scripts, but his footage choice also. It's really sad because I like the topics he chooses and he's quite a decent storyteller, all he needs to do is trim the repetition and put himself on about 0.75x speed and he's nailed it. Jimmy is the peak of content like this though, absolute mastery.

    • @DueySR
      @DueySR ปีที่แล้ว

      @@dweebyllo8615 Best thing I ever did was install a TH-cam video speed controller extension because the default playback speed controller isn't precise enough. If I feel someone is talking a bit too slow I bump them up to 1.1x or 1.2x speed. Two minute sponsor segments, right up to 8x speed.

    • @Ucantbseriousdawg
      @Ucantbseriousdawg ปีที่แล้ว

      He made this video longer than it had to be

  • @nicksmith0015
    @nicksmith0015 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Am new to discovering your channel. Your videos are next level. I am not the biggest basketball fan but your way of putting this all together each time is second to none. Awesome for you dude.

    • @jacklack10x82
      @jacklack10x82 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I’ve been watching him for years and I can tell you your gonna love it here

  • @OkieOtaku
    @OkieOtaku 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Mad respect to Jordan and the team! Not just making sure he got his mil, but then recognizing the man in a half random crowd AFTER A YEAR to make sure HE GOT PAID is as astronomical as making the shot in the first place

  • @artoferica
    @artoferica ปีที่แล้ว +1152

    Much respect to the team! Insurance companies are always trying to find a way out of paying out money.

    • @SureHaveBeenDrinkin
      @SureHaveBeenDrinkin ปีที่แล้ว +175

      Insurance companies will rent you an umbrella on a sunny day, but if it starts to rain, they want it back.

    • @mjl9002
      @mjl9002 ปีที่แล้ว

      heartless bastards, most of them - legal weasels

    • @robcole6785
      @robcole6785 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      That’s their job

    • @phoenixlight6632
      @phoenixlight6632 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Did he for real day that lol. Did he live in an era when and an area where it existed? I feel dumb asking this question smh. I have seen photos of him and the furthest back year when cameras were vastly publicly available is probably 1850’s if I had to guess so then it would have to be that since surely insurance companies existed back then , that therefore it very well may have been Ghandi that did infact say that. It’s just funny I guess because it’s like he has taken ancient wisdom and paired it with modern society. Also the fact that it sounds like proverbs meets Jerry Seinfeld.
      Anyone who had read this far quick question: In what era did Confuscious live? He used to express things in proverb style bits like Solomon and Ghandi would. I wonder if the Buddha s spoke like this as well…It’s almost like it sounds like someone giving a prophecy describing style delivery yet something g held to already have been established as truth instead of having the quality of having to wait and see if it comes to pass or not. Basically what’s interesting here in addition to this how then they have effectively taken the vague/unknown and established it with specificity/certainty.
      Forgive my rant but my hands can’t help *thumbselves*
      Sorry but the pun just came to me and I had just thought I would share my dad joke it just had to be said.
      Anyways regardless of all that, good for MJ. This is integrity, character, compassion and love. He didn’t have to do any of that and not to mention on top of that he didn’t want any attention being brought to it it’s sad that attention ended up having to be brought up when they wouldn’t pay up so he was getting the scene where no good deed goes unpunished. Feels like evils of the world or otherwise and they are making you pay a tax or toll for choosing to travel the righteous way in persistence in order to dismantle an injustice.
      Sometimes I just start writing and I don’t stop. I’m not sure what I should do with my life entirely right now but I would appreciate if you have read this far to let me know whether or not you think I have any ability or aptitude for writing. This style by nature was completely analytical and self reflective like an internal monologue as well so kinda just free writing here. Thanks 🙏

    • @jinov191
      @jinov191 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      They can only have an out if all of the conditions are not met, if he met all of the conditions and they refused to pay then they would be cheating him, they did nothing wrong.

  • @slaugmromni6743
    @slaugmromni6743 ปีที่แล้ว +419

    Jimmy usually gives us brilliant analyses of the game. But sometimes the dude just tells us a great story. Cheers, Jimmy.

  • @quikesteve
    @quikesteve 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Another example of why MJ is a LEGEND!

  • @misslawless6021
    @misslawless6021 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love MJ because he seems like a genuine caring guy

  • @kevinsteel7875
    @kevinsteel7875 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +691

    Everyone in the stadium was happy to watch this man win a million dollars except for the owners and financiers of the teams

    • @tn5630
      @tn5630 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3


    • @bigbromiki1
      @bigbromiki1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      the owners never pay in contests like this
      Insurance companies do
      same for gameshows like who wants to be a millionaire

    • @JoshTheTechnoShaman
      @JoshTheTechnoShaman 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@bigbromiki1 prize indemnity insurance

    • @rg7535
      @rg7535 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      I bet the owners were happy too. A ton of publicity and they wouldn’t have to pay the prize money themselves (as far as they knew at that point).

    • @Christobanistan
      @Christobanistan 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Well obviously, the players don't have to pay.

  • @alexlevinson8629
    @alexlevinson8629 ปีที่แล้ว +506

    It was definitely cool to see how excited everyone was for him.

    • @bmbkg4266
      @bmbkg4266 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Bro even Jordan hugged him and he acted so calm lol

    • @Mr_Jingles111
      @Mr_Jingles111 ปีที่แล้ว

      I've never seen a referee that ecstatic. He was like a kid 😂😂.

  • @trieshardgaming
    @trieshardgaming 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I know you’re like 2.5m subscribers in, but I had to subscribe, love this content. Ty!

  • @joshburdett8908
    @joshburdett8908 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    That just goes to show Jordan is not only the GOAT but a great guy as well 👍

  • @brian2312
    @brian2312 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2131

    Living in the Chicago area during all of this, I can vividly remember how this all went down. It was on the news and in the papers for a few days. I can remember thinking how great it must feel to have such a powerful person like Michael in your corner actually fighting for you. For what was right.

    • @MatthewSpencerKociol
      @MatthewSpencerKociol 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

      least they could do! 50k a year is a drop in the bucket.

    • @joshjje
      @joshjje 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

      @@MatthewSpencerKociol Im sure this guy considers 50k a bit more than a drop in the bucket, I sure would.

    • @dankeplace
      @dankeplace 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      @@joshjje 50K barely buys you a coffee these days.

    • @taylor3008
      @taylor3008 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      U so lucky cause u livin in Chicago !

    • @ephemispriest8069
      @ephemispriest8069 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      Yeah, one more reason MJ is the goat. Lebron would help the company skip the payout.

  • @cameronno6039
    @cameronno6039 ปีที่แล้ว +359

    AMAZING! We need more stories like this. It also puts MJ in a light people don't often see.

    • @SpeedyGz_
      @SpeedyGz_ ปีที่แล้ว

      Fook MJ this ain’t about him

    • @mrmoopster5702
      @mrmoopster5702 ปีที่แล้ว

      Nah mj is still an asshole to most people

    • @Oh_Richard
      @Oh_Richard ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Lebron would’ve paid him 3 mil. Just saying

    • @kduster5859
      @kduster5859 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Oh_Richard shut up

    • @aedanokelly5794
      @aedanokelly5794 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      @@Oh_RichardLebron would somehow spin the story to be about him

  • @SoodSye
    @SoodSye 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    A million dollars and a hig from the GOAT what more could you ask for

  • @yhp99
    @yhp99 12 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Mike: "and i took it personal"

  • @westcoastdrtommy
    @westcoastdrtommy ปีที่แล้ว +593

    I was at that game with my Dad. The stadium went bananas when he made the shot. Great story.

    • @lashedbutnotleashed1984
      @lashedbutnotleashed1984 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      I'm the guy who made the shot. Gimme my money.

    • @ITheorey
      @ITheorey ปีที่แล้ว +38

      @@lashedbutnotleashed1984 Hey it's me your friend from middle school, remember when I leant you $100,000 at recess and you said you'd pay me back when you could?

    • @margoprxy
      @margoprxy ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I’m the shot

    • @drseizure
      @drseizure ปีที่แล้ว +5

      ​​@@lashedbutnotleashed1984 was the basketball hoop and I was injured by your basketball throw give me 500k for hospital money now

    • @oddpoppetesq.3467
      @oddpoppetesq.3467 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      ​@@TheDogGoesWoof69I'm non binary and identify as a minority, I want more......