Michael Jordan and Lebron James Have a Few Things in Common, Just Not Their Favorite Cigars

There’s a necessary balance when it comes to being a celebrity, whether on the court or on the silver screen. A time to relax, reflect, enjoy, recharge, and even be inspired is important for all of us. This may take the form of being in nature, meditating, or simply enjoying a great meal, a bottle of wine or scotch, or, for many performers and athletes, smoking a premium cigar.  Here are the cigar choices of five players from entertainment and sports when they take time out to indulge.

Michael Jordan

He showed his stunning athleticism and talent on the court and is cemented in history as one of the top athletes of all time. He can access and certainly afford the best the cigar world has to offer, and his prime smoke is the Cuban Partagas Lusitania, a luxurious double corona that rewards the smoker who takes their time with a perfect balance of spicy, sweet, and nutty complexity. 

$45; habanos.com


Danny DeVito

The veteran actor, producer, and director has brought to life some of the most memorable comedic and dramatic roles on the big and small screens. His favorite indulgence is the Partagas Serie D No. 4, a very balanced robusto with a medium-rich body that never overwhelms.

$30; habanos.com

Mike Piazza

The MLB hall of famer has the highest hitting average of any catcher in the major leagues. An avid cigar collector, like Michael Jordan, the Partagas Lusitania is among his favorites. But during the day, when Piazza likes to balance out the stronger smoke with something lighter, his preferred smoke is the elegant Davidoff Double R, a refined yet complex Dominican Republic double corona, renowned in the cigar world and on par with the best Cubans.

$30; davidoff.com

Demi Moore

With four decades of a successful acting career under her belt, Moore has played it all, from romantic classics like Ghost to the tough-as-nails Navy Seal fighting her way through the torturous training process in G.I. Jane. When lighting up off the set and at times even between takes, she enjoys Montecristo Joyitas, well-balanced panatela cigarillos from one of the most iconic Cuban brands.

$170/box; habanos.com

LeBron James

After leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a big win in the 2016 NBA finals, James lit up a cigar to celebrate before he even left the stadium. His choice? The Yaxel Ortiz YO Torpedo, a rich Nicaraguan cigar with an interesting mix of peppery spice and sweet flavors. Most certainly a bold enough smoke in flavor, strength, and stature to celebrate a championship.

$160/box; yaxelcigars.com