Tennis, Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi hustled Jim Brown for money when he was 9

10/31/09 in Tennis   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Man, I am absolutely going to have to read this Andre Agassi biography. Because here's another gem from it.

As some of you may know, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown is one of the greatest athletes ever. My grandfather, who was a lacrosse All-American, says Jim Brown was even better at lacrosse than he was at football, and Brown was - um - a pretty damn good football player. Basically, he was awesome at everything he did. And yet, he got hustled out of money by a nine-year-old Andre Agassi. Seriously.

Jim Brown was at a tennis club in Vegas one day complaining to the owner about a money match that was cancelled. Agassi's father stepped in, told Brown that he could play his son and put up his house for the wager. Brown countered with a $10,000 bet instead.

After asking the 9-year-old some questions about his skills (Agassi told him he never loses) and getting warned by the club owner not to take the bet, Brown and Mike Agassi agreed that they'd set the amount after he and Andre played two sets. After dropping two straight sets by a score of 3-6, Brown politely declined the 10K wager and offered $500 for the third. He lost, 6-2.

Damn, is that ever classic.
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