Michael Jordan owes Dan Dakich how much?

Michael Jordan owes Dan Dakich how much?

July 11, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Michael Jordan owes Dan Dakich $6,000.

Or so the basketball analyst and former Indiana Hoosier said on SportsTalk Live.

According to Dakich, the two played golf together in college, and when the two kept betting on holes, the amount Jordan lost snowballed into $6,000.

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"I don't know what he really owed me because we kept going double or nothing," Dakich said. "So I'm like, 'Six grand.'"

Dakich hasn't received payment nearly 30 years after the game, but it seems that the story is worth far more to Dakich, who earned a reputation as a "Jordan Stopper" when the future Hall of Famer had a bad game against Indiana.

"He just missed shots and I became a hero, I guess," Dakich said.

Still, Dakich is proud of the moment and said with a laugh that he keeps a DVD of the game with him.

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"If you travel with me, you're watching the DVD," Dakich said. "It's true that Michael Jordan missed a lot of shots."

Dakich also answered some other questions from viewers, elaborating on what it was like to play for Bob Knight and analyzing some of the NBA Draft's top picks. And, of course, he weighed in on the future of LeBron James.

As for the debt, Dakich has offered Jordan a creative way to repay it.

"I used to write him a letter every year saying 'Come to my basketball camp and we'll forget about it,'" Dakich said.

Check out the video above to hear the full interview from SportsTalk Live.