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02-16-2013, 07:14 PM #1
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist confessed Friday that Jordan beat him in a one-on-one game
Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist confessed Friday that Jordan beat him in a one-on-one game.
"It was hard for me," Kidd-Gilchrist, almost 20, told USA Today before the Rising Stars Challenge rookie-sophomore game at All-Star Weekend. "I lost. I lost to a 50-year-old guy. ... He's the greatest man that ever played the game.
"Oh, yeah. He's good."
Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.
02-17-2013, 08:26 AM #2
02-17-2013, 08:26 AM #3
I wish there was a video of this because I am not 100% it happened and if I did, did MKG really D him up. Don't want to show up your boss.I ship once a week on Monday or Tuesday and only can check my mail once a week to confirm trades have been received. Please pm me if interested in seeing my FB and BB trade lists.
02-17-2013, 08:29 AM #4
02-17-2013, 08:45 AM #5
02-18-2013, 09:05 AM #6
What? A 50 year old who is easily the greatest to play the game can not beat a 19 year old?
Just last year I had the pleasure of playing in the Staff vs. Students charity basketball game at the high school where I teach. Naturally the students fielded their entire male basketball team with a few female basketball team members seeded in for good measure. They bragged about how they were going to take us old, overweight, out-of-shape, staff members to school (we had 2 female staff members as well, one of which didn't even know how to play basketball). By the end of the first quarter we were up 13-7, halftime we led 23-12, end of the 3rd quarter we were up 39-18. There was no final score because they realized they were outclassed and threw in the towel (it was also time for buses LOL).
Age and experience always win out over youth and energy.
Jordan dominated guys like Dominique Wilkins, Isaiah Thomas and the entire NY Knicks during their 1990's playoff games. His entire career was one big domination of players who were the best. To think that he couldn't handle some inexperienced 19 year old who has 1 college season and less than a full pro season under his belt is off-base, in my opinion.
02-18-2013, 11:14 AM #7
02-18-2013, 12:49 PM #8
I just don't think Jordan could handle a full NBA season. Could he help a team for a few games maybe. I just don't think he would have the conditions and lateral movement to be effective on defense. He is twice as old as half the league. He could still score I am sure, but I'm willing to bet he wouldn't be shooting a high percentage unless he was really picky abou the shots he took. The fact we are having this conversation even shows how good Jordan was in his day. It's just not his time anymore.I ship once a week on Monday or Tuesday and only can check my mail once a week to confirm trades have been received. Please pm me if interested in seeing my FB and BB trade lists.
02-18-2013, 02:37 PM #9
02-20-2013, 12:23 PM #10