How did Reggie Miller end up getting dragged?
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson appeared on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" this week and was asked about the time he took some cash from the ultra competitive Michael Jordan on the golf course.
Naturally, the two were engaged in plenty of trash talking, especially when both were faced with 20+ foot putts with a bunch of money on the line. As the legend goes, Donaldson drained his long distance shot which really put the pressure on MJ.
And somehow, during their banter on the green, Reggie Miller ended up getting dragged.
Here's how it all unfolded as told by Donaldson:
"I’ll give you one little story that we got. I’ll keep it as clean as possible. So we’re on a par 3 that’s about 180, 190 yards. Jordan misses it way right of the green but has a nice chip to the flag. He’s got a lot of green to work with. He can get the ball on the ground. Not a difficult chip."
"I left mine short-sided, which was dead pretty much. Up and down was almost impossible. Jordan was going up there saying, 'I’m gonna make par. I might even make it.' I said, 'MJ, you ain’t making par.' I said, 'I’ll make par before you make par.' He goes, 'Bet.'"
"So he goes up there, he chips like 20 feet. I chip mine up there to about 22 feet. And I looked at him and I said, 'Hey, I like my putt better than your putt.' He goes, 'You want to bet on that?' I said, 'Nah.'"
"I end up sinking a 22-footer for par, and I told him, 'Hey, it looks like I got my par. What about you?' He goes, 'There’s nobody you want with the ball at the last second more than MJ.''
"'I said, 'Maybe Reggie Miller. I might take Reggie Miller over you.'"
"He said, 'How many rings does Reggie got?'"