Insert all the Crying Jordan memes your heart desires. A name you never thought you'd hear again came out of the woodworks to offer his insight on everyone's favorite Michael Jordan conspiracy.
Former major leaguer Corey Koskie tweeted that he believes Jordan only played baseball because he was suspended by the NBA due to gambling.
Koskie didn't just say that it was his personal belief, he added that every player in the minors at the time thought the same thing.
Jordan spent the 1994 baseball season with the Double-A Birmingham Barons while Koskie was with the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian League, so this rumor was circulating through the entirety of minor league baseball.
Where there is smoke, there is usually fire, and when it comes to Jordan and gambling, there is a lot of smoke.
This is an epic Jamal Crawford gambling story that involves Michael Jordan & Ray Allen and death threats https://t.co/ST5PbRObqQ— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) August 23, 2016
A look back at the timeline of events detailing Jordan's gambling habits reveals things are awfully shady.
First, Jordan admitted under oath that he paid a drug dealer $57,000 in order to pay back a gambling debt. Then a San Diego businessman published a book in which he mentioned winning over $900,000 from Jordan through gambling on golf. Before Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference finals, Jordan was spotted at a casino in the early hours of the morning.
If you believe in conspiracy ;) gossip is gossip no matter the level.— corey koskie (@ckone47) July 10, 2018
Following the accumulation of all this evidence, the NBA announced the launching of an investigation into Jordan's gambling. He then mysteriously "retired" from the NBA so he could play minor league baseball. Yeah, sure.
Koskie isn't even verified on Twitter, and I'm not sure anyone's said his name in the last 10 years, but if there's truth to his claim, he will be an instant hero to everyone in the LeBron James fan club.