“At Halftime He Was Hitting The Cigar”: Michael Jordan ‘Tricked’ Paul Pierce Into Believing He Was Done For The Night At The 2003 ASG

Tales of Michael Jordan’s intense focus and competitive spirit have solidified his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Hall of Famer Paul Pierce shared an intriguing story about Jordan smoking a cigar at halftime of the 2003 All-Star Game, only to hit a crucial shot in the second half. Despite Pierce’s recollection being slightly off, the game was a thrilling battle with multiple lead changes. As depicted in the Netflix documentary 'The Last Dance', Jordan’s love for cigars was evident, a habit he picked up after winning his first championship in 1991.

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