Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.
His short-lived baseball career did not go nearly as well.
But outside of both of those sports, Jordan might have been the GOAT at another pastime. And it once won him some money from a future World Series winning manager.
Billiards isn't on the same level as basketball and baseball in American sporting culture, even though those trick-shot competitions on ESPN 2 were always an interesting watch.
But though he probably wouldn't have been able to ink a lucrative shoe deal had he picked pool instead of basketball, it seems His Airness had yet another talent, one he showed off to Guillen during Jordan's brief baseball sojourn.
"I'm not kidding you. People talk about Michael playing golf and playing basketball and trying to play baseball. Playing pool, he was amazing," Guillen said.
"We went to play pool. And my dad made a living out of playing pool in Venezuela. Hustling, we called it. And Michael kept betting me, and my dad is saying, ‘He's hustling you, he's going to get you.' He put the money down, and he beat us for like $700. And my dad got upset at me, ‘I told you. I know what he's doing.' The next day, we wanted the money back, and he started laughing.
"I've never seen anybody play pool like he did. I'm telling you because my dad grew up doing that. And when he saw that guy play pool, he said, ‘Wow, I've never seen anybody play (like that).' He was a great pool player."
Imagine it: The Air Jordan logo in the middle of a green pool table instead of on the side of a basketball shoe.
For more behind-the-scenes tales from Michael Jordan's baseball career, listen to this recent edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
The time Michael Jordan 'hustled' Ozzie Guillen for $700 playing pool originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago