Michael Jordan Doesn't Twerk Or Tweet, Says He Could Have Beaten LeBron One-On-One
By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 1, 2013 9:37PM
Hypothetical sports matchups—e.g., “What if the ’85 Bears faced the ’72 Dolphins?”—are tailor made for modern-day video games. To hype the release of NBA 2K14, Bulls legend and current inept Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan listed the players he would have wanted to face one-on-one when he was in his prime and said, save for maybe Kobe Bryant, he would have beaten them all.
Jordan’s list is a who’s who of current and future Hall of Famers: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Julius Erving, Dwyane Wade and Bryant. (No need to list Magic, Bird, Malone, Barkley, Ewing and Reggie Miller—he already beat them.)
"I don't think I would lose," Jordan, 50, says in the video, before smiling and adding, "other than to Kobe Bryant, because he steals all of my moves."
Told of Jordan’s comments, James said “It’s good for people to talk about.”
“I've thought about the matchup, but no one will ever see it and it's not going to happen," James added.
Jordan has had a sponsorship deal with 2K Sports for years and also spoke about being “old school.” Would it surprise anyone to hear Jordan believes basketball was more physical when he played?
"You go in with the understanding of, 'I'm going to get hit. I'm going to pay the price,'" he said. "But that's part of the game. I'm not going to be afraid to go inside. Those are the types of things that these kids don't even have a clue of how we had to grow up and how we had to play."
Jordan also recalled a time when he schooled O.J. Mayo at one of his basketball camps when Mayo started talking trash.
“He said, ‘I’m the greatest high school player.’ I told him, ‘I’m the greatest basketball player in the world.’”
Jordan ended the talk by saying he isn’t on Twitter and would never twerk. “I don’t even know what twerking is.”