go to MSN.com
Found February 15, 2013 on The Kevin Burke Project:

Via The Kevin Burke Project:

A few years ago, we saw footage of a 48-year-old Michael Jordan dunk. And rather effortlessly too. Although he’s approaching 50, the man still keeps himself in shape apparently.

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can attest to that. Apparently, the two played one-on-one recently and Jordan won, according to USA Today Sports.

Now, I know Jordan is the greatest, but there’s absolutely no way an almost 50-year-old Jordan should beat a 19-year-old Kidd-Gilchrist -- the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft. Either MKG was intimidated by Jordan’s trash talk (which is entirely possible) or he was star-struck. Either way, it’s inexcusable.

Whether he comes back to the NBA or not, Jordan still can beat you in one-on-one … unless you’re better than the No. 2 pick in the draft.

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said Friday in Houston that 49-year-old Jordan beat him a one-on-one game. Jordan turns 50 Sunday, while Kidd-Gilchrist is seven months away from turning 20.

“It was hard for me,” Kidd-Gilchrist said before playing in the Rising Stars Challenge rookie-sophomore game Friday night. “I lost. He’s the greatest man that ever played the game.

“Oh, yeah. He’s good.”

3 Comments:
  • Haha, are you kidding me? Michael Jordan is freaking MICHAEL JORDAN! NO 19 year old should be able to beat him, even at 50.
  • I have 2 boys. They both played hoops as I did. The rule is universal. Once dad hits 50yrs old, beating him doesn't count. If it was 51, I would have been toast!!
  • OF COURSE Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ALLOWED his 50 year old boss and team owner MJ to beat him in a game of one on one because he's the boss and when the media asked him about his 50 year old boss "the greatest ever" and his "defeat" of course he was going to say EXACTLY what he said.

    He has no choice.

    Politics.

    It's just that simple.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Michael Jordan Beat Bobcats Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in One-on-One Basketball Game

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist lost a one-on-one basketball game to his boss. That sounds bad, until you realize the greatest basketball player of all time is the Bobcats’ majority owner. Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday, and he was still able to beat the 19-year-old Gilchrist. “It was hard for me,” the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA draft told USA Today. “I...

Report: Ben Gordon’s Incident With Head Coach Mike Dunlap May Intensify Bobcats’ Efforts to Trade Guard

Ben Gordon may be on the market for those interested, but it sounds like buyers should beware. Yahoo! Sports reports that the Bobcats are more likely to explore the possibility of trading the guard after an incident with head coach Mike Dunlap. According to the report, Dunlap was trying to speak to the team prior to its game against the Celtics on Monday, but Gordon kept dribbling...

Charlotte Bobcats Midseason Evaluation and Player Grades

The Charlotte Bobcats really got me. Perhaps it was in fact only me, but I had hopes that they’d get off to a decent start and maybe even be competitive in 2012-13. Turns out, for the first month anyways, I was right. The Bobcats were at one point 6-4, and exited November a reasonable 7-8. [...]

Michael Jordan’s Trainer Says He’s The Best Player On The Bobcats

Could Michael Jordan play at 50? I’m sure he could, and his longtime trainer, Tim Grover is prepared for the call. Grover says “Michael is still the best player on the Charlotte Bobcats.” According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports: On Jordan’s Hall of Fame induction speech: ”I heard that speech differently than everybody else,” Grover said. Grover heard Jordan raising...

Ben Gordon to Coach Mike Dunlap: “Humble Yourself”

Funny...

Bobcats Increasingly Motivated To Trade Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon's act of defiance toward Mike Dunlap has increased the Bobcats' motivation to trade him.

NBA On Global Level

The NBA is more concerned with growing world wide and teams like the Charlotte Bobcats, while important to their individual markets, are simply inventory to spread the game globally, not necessarily to dominate a particular market. Basically, It doesn’t matter where the team plays to the upper levels of the NBA. New York, Los Angeles [...]

Charlotte Bobcats offer Ben Gordon to Raptors for Andrea Bargnani

Desperate to unload Ben Gordon, the Charlotte Bobcats are offering the disgruntled shooting guard to the Toronto Raptors for Andrea Bargnani. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Raptors don't appear to be interested in taking on Gordon with a bench full of younger, cheaper wings. The Cats are "determined" to dump Gordon after the guard had several run ins...

Bobcats Interested In Bargnani For Gordon

The Raptors are unlikely to trade Andrea Bargnani for Ben Gordon given the presence of Terrence Ross and Alan Anderson at shooting guard.

Michael Jordan Paid $100K To Rent Out Museum For Birthday

Michael Jordan will look to have quite the impressive birthday party.credit: celebritycarz.com Michael Jordan has been in the news a lot lately, for a variety of strange reasons. During LeBron James’ recent hot streak, the comparisons between the two have been a hot topic of conversation, once again. Then, we found out that the soon-to-be 50-year-old Michael Jordan beat Michael...
Hornets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andre Johnson is hopeful he will be at Texans training camp

Will Andre Johnson force the Texans to trade him before the season starts? (Credit: Therichest.com) Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson is not too happy about the moves the team has made this off-season. In May, Johnson refused to show up to voluntary team workouts. With some media outlets questioning whether or not Johnson will demand a trade, he is telling NFL.com...
Via Down and Distance
9 hours ago

Report: Some teammates want nothing to do with Josh Gordon

While the Cleveland Browns prepare for a season without Josh Gordon, and Gordon prepares for the NFL’s ruling after his latest run-in with the law, some of Gordon’s teammates have already moved on. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reported on Wednesday that while some Browns teammates do realize that Gordon is sick, some of them “want […]
Via Full Scale Sports
2 hours ago

Report: Jazz to match Hornets' offer sheet to Gordon Hayward

In the land of the obvious, the Utah Jazz will reportedly match the $63 million offer sheet Gordon Hayward received from the Charlotte Hornets earlier this month.  Jazz will match Gordon Hayward's $63M sheet, but wouldn't be a surprise to see them take full 3 days to notify Hornets, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014 It has long been...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago

Does Papelbon want to be traded to contender?

The hot news out of Milwaukee isn’t the fact that the Phillies took three straight from the team that entered their series with the best record in the National League. No, it is the fact that Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly stated his desire to play for a team in contention before the end of the month. His quotes and post game actions are captured here by Ryan Lawrence: After...
Via Phillies Nation
12 hours ago

Mark Cuban had Parsons sign offer sheet where???

I don’t think you could dream up a more appropriate way for Chandler Parsons to sign his $45 million offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks, than to have Mark Cuban be with you while hanging out in a nightclub. Parsons, the third-year forward for the Houston Rockets, has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight of Houston’s off season, as general manager Daryl Morey attempts to...
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 hours ago

Report: Bosh will sign with Rockets if LeBron leaves Heat

All eyes on LeBron James. It appears Chris Bosh is another free agent whose future hinges on James' decision to stay or not to stay in Miami. Reports have surfaced that James could be leaning towards a Cleveland Cavalier homecoming, and if that is the case, then Bosh will sign with the Houston Rockets.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to CBSSports.com...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 hours ago

Raptors re-sign Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors are spending a lot of time and money on point guards this summer. After re-signing Kyle Lowry, the Raptors have now made a move to bring back their backup point guard as well. Greivis Vasquez, who was brought over in a trade from Sacramento last season, has agreed to a two year deal. Restricted free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has reached an agreement to re-sign...
Via Pass The Pill
12 hours ago

Daniel Bryan dealing with another injury?

It looks like more bad news for Daniel Bryan. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion has been sidelined since early May with a neck injury that required surgery.  The hope was that he would not be out of action for more than a few months but instead his recovery has gone much slower than anticipated. Now, he is reportedly dealing with another injury that will further delay his...
Via Between The Ropes
13 hours ago

Ohio amusement park offers to name ride after LeBron

Just a few years after Ohio’s prodigal son LeBron James left his home state for the chance to win NBA titles in Miami, there now seems to be a great chance that the former Cleveland Cavalier returns to his first team. Ohio amusement park Cedar Point, which is famous for its thrilling roller coasters, is doing its part to up the ante, promising LeBron a “King James” coaster...
Via College Spun
20 hours ago

Pitino on Chris Jones: As good a guard as I've coached

Rick Pitino has coached some pretty good guards during his nearly 40-year career in college basketball.  Recently at Louisville, there was Russ Smith, the two-time All-American, and Peyton Siva, the point guard who led the Cardinals to a national championship in 2013. He had a host of talented players at Kentucky, too, the school with which he won it all in 1998.  A player currently...
Via College Spun
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.