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The time Michael Jordan walked into a bar and the band stopped playing

On the basketball court, Michael Jordan did things no one had ever dreamed of. But in some ways, he was a real-life cliche.

We’ve seen it happen in movies before: Someone walks into a bar and draws so much attention that even the band stops playing.

But come on, that sort of thing doesn’t happen in real life, right?

Well, it happened to His Airness when he was at spring training with the White Sox in 1994.

“I remember going into a bar one night with him and (his friend) George,” former White Sox slugger Bill Melton remembered during a Thursday conference call.