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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23 Feb 2018 04:09 - +40062
"You pocket 100% of the tips you don't give." - Michael Jordan
23 Feb 2018 03:46 - +20329
True Story, In Santa Barbara, a friend and I saw Michael Jordan in a restaurant at the Bacara resort. We were drunk and excited, and told the waitress to buy him a drink on us. She comes back with a $480 bill, apparently she bought a round for his entire entourage. He had a Corona BTW
23 Feb 2018 04:28 - +13687
I drove on Wayne Gretzky highway in Canada. No potholes anywhere. Thanks Wayne.
23 Feb 2018 03:09 - +10939
Then Bo Jackson showed up, and the three of them used their athletic skills to fight a supervillain. edit: This dumb, offhand reference to a 30 year-old cartoon is now my top comment. Thanks for the gold you sad, nostalgic fools.
23 Feb 2018 03:58 - +9694
Jordan's teammate Scottie Pippen was also notoriously cheap and earned the nickname "No Tippin' Pippen" among restaurant workers.
23 Feb 2018 04:23 - +8783
My uncle is good friends with Wayne and he came to my birthday party when I was a kid. He gave me a signed picture in a little frame and I remember thinking "gee what a lame gift". Edit: [Here's a commercial my uncle did with ol' 99 a few years ago.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO_YWitp37M)
23 Feb 2018 06:16 - +7635
Wayne Gretzky is an unbelievable man. Back in 1996, I believe it was, the World Cup of Hockey was going on & one of the games was in Vancouver. Amazingly, my dad was able to get tickets & he took me to the game. After the game I went to the exit where the players came out & entered their team bus. There were tons of people & everyone was looking for an autograph. I managed to snag a bunch of them, including getting Gretzky's himself (still have the card) which was a dream come true for me. However, Messier (I still hate him for coming to the Canucks) was an asshole & just went straight on to the bus ignoring everyone. For whatever reason, I guess Wayne saw me asking him for an autograph & watched Messier walk on the bus. He came up to me, grabbed me by the arm & walked me on to the bus & made him sign my card. It's something that I will never forget & endeared him to me even more so that day.
23 Feb 2018 03:29 - +6548
My father ran into Gretzky at a frozen yogurt stand. My dad didn't say hi to him because he didn't want to bother him. It's very respectful and also very infuriating. Edit: While I’m here, I would just like to remind everyone: **Use your turn signals. Do not text and drive.**
23 Feb 2018 03:18 - +4886
Gretzky leads in life in the assists category
23 Feb 2018 04:44 - +4736
Charles Barkley told a story about Michael Jordan in front of him. Charles was going to give a homeless man 5 dollars and Jordan stopped him. Jordan said in front of them, "if he can take the time to say," can you spare a dollar", he can spend the time to say, "welcome to McDonald's, can I take your order"".
23 Feb 2018 03:08 - +4144
Jordan is a notorious cheap ass and all around asshole. I'm surprised he tipped the $5. He's a big gambling addict and there's a lot of stories of him losing and refusing to pay up.
23 Feb 2018 03:47 - +2383
That waitress learned a valuable lesson that day: > "I serve drinks where the tip is going to be, not where it has been".
23 Feb 2018 03:35 - +1014
Full quote: >"I remember a night when Wayne Gretzky insulted Michael Jordan at the table. It was a private salon game. Michael had ordered a drink from the cocktail waitress, and he gave her a five-dollar chip. Wayne took it off the cocktail waitress's tray, gave it back to Michael, grabbed a hundred-dollar chip from Michael's stack and put it on the cocktail waitress's tray. Then he said, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael."
23 Feb 2018 03:48 - +926
I dealt blackjack to MJ and a few other Bulls players at a Connecticut casino back in the day. Can confirm he is a dick to deal to anyway. No tips from him or his crew for the few hours I dealt to them in the high limit area and an all around rude attitude.
23 Feb 2018 03:22 - +544
So that's where that photo of him crying came from!
23 Feb 2018 03:43 - +467
I wonder who achieved a greater dominance in their respective sports... Being from Canada, I know more about 99 than MJ, but they were both so far ahead of their time. We know who's the better person... but who's the better athlete?
23 Feb 2018 03:32 - +406
Totally read, "That's how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael", in Kitt's voice.
23 Feb 2018 05:33 - +271
Jerry springers daughter would come into a restaurant I used to work at on occasion, she’d always pick up tabs for random tables anonymously (usually more than one), super cool lady and as nice as can be.
23 Feb 2018 04:05 - +163
Shit and here I was in Charlestown tipping with a $5 chip and the server fucking loved me
23 Feb 2018 04:23 - +160
Scottie Pippen is famously known to the service industry here in Chicago as “No Tippin’ Pippen”. So to hear the same about Michael Jordan is not surprising.

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