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Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 9:13 am  |  118 responses

Video: Michael Jordan Still Has It

While we could do without the “Where Amazing Happens” soundtrack and slow-mo replays during the final minute of the footage, it’s always nice to see Greatness on the court (and talkin’, of course). Sorry Chris “The Ghetto Bird” Young, but the 46-year-old just left you grounded:

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  • ber

    Someone tell Jordan his jeans haven’t been in style since he was on the Bulls…the first time.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Yeah, um, no comment on those pants.

  • Scu11y

    “Hey Mike! LBJ and DWade both said no – Fancy playing for NYK in 2010? (we gotta make 1 big name signing after clearing all that cap room…)”

  • http://sdjfklf.com Jukai

    SIGN HIM TO AN NBA CONTRACT DAMNIT

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    MJ has always been a terrible dresser. Don’t even get me started on that freaking hoop earring.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    MJ to Jordan clothing designers; “Bath robes. I want all my clothing to feel like bath robes. If it doesn’t feel like a bath robe, I don’t want it caressing my body”.

  • http://www.edthesportsfan.com Ed The Sports Fan

    Man he dress like a 46 year old, not 26. MJ gonna be slightly off with the dress but he still fly. I ain’t gonna lie tho, I wanna go work on my fadeaway right now…

    -Ed.

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  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Michael Jordan is really good.

  • mustard

    He’ll still be draining those fadeaways at age 70

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    ^yea and at age 70 people will still be saying, “SIGN HIM TO AN NBA CONTRACT DAMNIT”

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  • Samcobillybob

    Hack? That was perfect defense in the 80s and 90s.

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  • tom

    its just beautiful.

  • real

    so many jordan haters but jordan could probably beat kobe one on one at age 46.

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  • http://hoopmixtape.ning.com/ Simon S.Y Lawy

    @real…don’t start it

  • http://slamonline.com Niyagirlfresh

    Forget the clothes dude still got it. You know when you were given a God given talent because it never goes away no matter how old you get. MJ was bred to play basketball. And it’s harder to go up against young cats when you’re up in age or older than them because you have to keep pace. I’d put my money on MJ today to go against the guys now in the league on pure fade aways and perimeter game.

  • larrylegend

    who cares about stylish pants, if you rich as mj…? you have to care about style, when you ain’t rich.

  • David Curran

    Yeah … He can wear whatever he wants

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    he could still play in the nba

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    that goal looks short. Mike still ‘has it’ on 8 and a half feet..

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  • Fat Lever

    His footwork is still on point. For a right handed shooter, that fadeaway away from the baseline is tough unless you have good footwork. MJ should pull a Julio Franco and play professionally well into his 40′s.

  • Michael

    This Michael Jordan fella is alright. I’ve seen better players back in the 1990s.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Kobe has blocked that shot many times.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    meh

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Kobe has intentionally fouled people taking that shot many more times…

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nice. Very nice.

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  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nice. I wanna still make shots like that in 13 years.

  • Kevin Mitchell

    Wait a second… the greatest to ever play the game is demonstrating one of his greatest moves ever… and as a hooper you notice his jeans?!!! Wow! No one compares to MJ. His physical gifts, mental game and mental intimidation couldn’t be and won’t be matched by anyone in the league again.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Just cause y’all young folks like your jeans to caress your nuts, doesn’t mean MJ is jumping on the skinny jeans train.
    And I don’t blame him.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    What’s wrong with his jeans? I don’t get it.

  • http://sdjfklf.com Jukai

    First off
    it’s Jordan
    You know Jordan wants to outperform every god damn kid that comes to his camp
    So he puts on Jeans that wont limit the motion of his legs even a half a percent
    That’s why he’s wearing those humongous baggy things.
    I used to rock those back in the day. I had pants that looked like bell bottoms. Ahhh white suburbia copying urban styles.

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  • http://www.sports-quota.com Qiana M

    Though I’m not a Jordan fan gotta laugh at Jordan fading away hitting it on this young cat. Plus not to mention demonstrating Real talk its not hating stating Jordan can’t dress. He never has had any style. Just fact. What he does have is skills and will always have skills unless he happens to get seriously ill.He definitely still has it

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Money still has some game left in him… :D

  • http://www.lahoopz.com Dr. Hoopz

    Pure basketball. Skills make the player, not the uniforms.

    Los Angeles Hoopz
    America’s Favorite Basketball League

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    We talkin bout jeans? We’re looking at the best player ever at age 46, and we talking bout jeans?

  • RedRum

    I bet you there is no nba player right now who can make 10 fade-aways in a row. That is what practice does, he must have hit 10s of thousands of those in the gym, it is now second nature to him to hit them. That is why he was the best ever, due to his work ethic. And this comes from someone who never supported the Bulls, and always supported the team against MJ… but the man is out of this world

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  • Enigmatic

    Always great to see MJ. Saw him in person at the Illinois HS State Championship. My alma mater came in 4th, his son Marcus’ school won the state chip. Chi-Town will ALWAYS be down with MJ.

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  • Babygab

    Money still has it. I love the way he schools the young cat. I’m sure MJ would still be relevant today’s league. Impressive !

  • OneStep

    He’s the G.O.A.T. He can dress however the hell he pleases. And I’m the same age as him so there’s some empathy there too!

  • Josh D

    46!He’s nearly as old as my dad! That other guy was crazy to try and play 1 on 1 with MJ

  • Marco

    What the f%&# is going on here!? Is this GQ or Slam online??? Who gives a sh*§ about Mike’s pants!…Just glad to see him ballin’! G.O.A.T.!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ”I bet you there is no nba player right now who can make 10 fade-aways in a row.” That’s a joke, right? I’ve seen Allan Houston not miss a single pull up for 5 minutes straight during pre-game shoot around at the ACC back in the days / You can be the GOAT and still look goofy. MJ is the only human being wearing baggy jeans TUCKED IN.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You youngsters and your nut huggers.
    Granted, MJ’s pants were too wide, but given the current style, I’d prefer that over catching a glimpse of D*ck print.

  • vmcb

    I’d rather wear ‘nut huggers’ than dress like a clown. ps mj is great.

  • kwame

    y are ppl talkin about his clothes…and his style…he started the baggy shorts trend that everyone still rocks…and he owns JORDAN BRAND…he has more money that any1 on here…so stop the hate…o…and he can still ball haha

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Mike will always be No. 1
    Easily the best athlete ever.

  • bulletsforever

    you idiots do realize that Jordan is responsible for the transition into longer NBA shorts, right? IMO you don’t have to dress like Kanye West to have style.

  • bulletsforever

    kwame beat me to it.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    71 days until opening night.

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard

    Best playa EVER!!

  • Seven Duece

    “Spaceship Jay Posted: Aug.17 at 9:54 am
    MJ to Jordan clothing designers; “Bath robes. I want all my clothing to feel like bath robes. If it doesn’t feel like a bath robe, I don’t want it caressing my body”. ”

    STOP IT, YOU KILLING ME LOL!!!

  • BostonBaller

    OMG, how can you complain about the jeans when the Man is doing his thing. What is wrong with them anyway? Have you seen what these kids are wearing today? Their jeans hang off their butts so much they can barely walk. I think we should just appreciate the video and move on.

  • James aka…

    I personally like the jeans, but just because he’s rich doesn’t mean he can’t look like a fool in something. Donald Trump is way richer than Mike, does that mean his hair looks good?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ”sensitive thugs, ya all need hugs”

  • Smooth

    heres the link to the original michael jordan one on one footage :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqhRI3xkvA

    much better quality & picture and no replays and music the raw version

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    There oughta be a special issue about this guy. He is still the man.

  • chingy

    Ben: is that some kind of foreshadowing? Please let it happen!

  • cp

    who cares about what jeans jordan is wearin. not like u wanna see everyone wearin skinny jeans and girl pants

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Ben, you tease.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Gotta add that the aura of greatness around MJ has not diminished one bit amongst ballers worldwide. Any footage of him playing generates reactions. Crazy! I mean, would any of us gape in awe at Dominique dunking now, or clyde? MJ does a standing two handed reverse THEN schools some fool, while flapping his gums like only he (and GP) could and it’s pandemonium. Love it.

  • b0dj

    MJ is simply timeless!!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    You still can’t stop that fadeaway. Man that move is smooth.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LMFAO @ Allenp.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    And since when does Kanye West have style? If you count white sunglasses, skinny jeans,and man-purses style, well…

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nut huggers. Gotta add that to the slamonline dictionary i’ve been compiling over the years. Some true gems in there like Anti-Mike, LeBronze and CARTOON (note: only valid if in capitals).

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Jordan to the Knicks with LeBron and Wade in 2010! Spread the rumor!!

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Teddy’s right. Shouting Louis Vuitton Don etc on every 2nd track does not make a fashionista… Just portrays one as a needy, attention whore with self confidence issues. Oh wait, we ARE talking Kanye West, sooooo..,

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL co-sign that Darksaber. I have to see that list of vocabulary one day dude.

  • that dude

    A SPECTACULAR MOVE! BY MICHAEL JORDAN!

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    Ben: of course u need to do a special issue on him, he’s getting named into the hall of fame, so u gotta. 15th anniversary issue? i just bought Beckett’s hall of fame tribute to mj and it was really sweet, and it got me thinkin that u guys should do a special mj issue. please!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Darksaber Posted: Aug.17 at 12:31 pm
    Nice. I wanna still make shots like that in 13 years.
    ___
    Dang it… I want to make that shot tonight?!?

  • BC24

    The Hoop don’t even look 10 feet.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    @Dacre: good one, man. But i do regularly make that baseline fadeaway in games, copied it from MJ (of course) back in the mid 90′s. just hope i can even jump at 46, never mind reverse dunks.

  • TC

    Somebody calls John Rogers!

  • ka

    yall are hatin.
    i like that other vid where hes practicing spot up with the kid and his ranged jumpers he still kicks out that right foot after the release. stylin, thats whats up.

  • underdog

    “The King stays the King.” – D’Angelo

  • Rnz

    The jeans?….man, if I can do fadeaways like that, I dont care if I shoot it in my underwear..

  • RDK

    NICE MIKE

  • Yesse

    Wow.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    By the way Dark, I’m also into T-Shirt design. I’ve already conformed an Anti-Mike shirt… Complete with Kobe celebrating his victory with Mike’s pattened “Pressed lips and clenched fist in the air” expression. Bizzaro-Bulls Jersey included.

  • riggs

    real men dont wear skinny jeans, GTFO.

  • COLT6

    First of all, WTF on the jeans?! Basketball is what you all should talk about. And when you do real talk on Slam it better be about Basketball and MJ, the greatest ever. S we begin… On both their primes,
    Mj would own Kobe Bryant one-on-one anywhere, anytime.I stopped hatin on Kobe since this year’s championship but he is still just a pure copycat of His Airness, watch Kobe’s moves and mannerisms (and oh that jumpshot) on an off court and you will see that he took em from
    MJ. Seriously, Kobe and his 81 points, are just pure imitation. MIKE WAS THAT GOOD. As a player you wonder how it is possible for a man to play god-like. Notice the number 23 and all numbers pertainin to him. They make you wonder if he actually sold his soul to the Devil. Discuss…

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Dacre, just know that you have a customer in me if that Shirt ever gets made. U gotta give Teddy credit for coming up with the name (at least here on slamonline) though

  • CSP8

    LOL “Which side you want the left or the right?…..GOT HIM”

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Umm, I’m so not in the Kob’s camp, but MJ never scored 81 on mostly jumpers & FT’s (or 63 in 3 quarters against Dallas a few games before that, for that matter). Those are astonishing accomplishments for the Anti Mike. No diminishing that.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Damn, sorry spaceship. Got all my names mixed up earlier. Of course “Anti Mike” is your title to mass produce. Sorry about the mistake

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    He could still average 18ppg…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Best thing I’ve seen on the site since I’ve been on vacation. “You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him”.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Eboy’s back! Enjoy the off time, whitehot?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yeah man, thanks…..and while I was gone, the Heat made the major off-season move of acquiring Q-Rich!!!!! What a deal!!!!!!!!! *sarcasm ends*

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    Q-Rich. Yuck.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wait till they grab iverson. He’s making a major twitter push all day today to get a team to sign him, mentioned the Heat amongst others. Kinda like the reverse paula abdul.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    Oh, and thank you Dark, the design is almost done. I’m trying to decide if I should go with the pasty-white Bizzaro skin for Kobe.

  • chingy

    I’m sure if MJ wanted 81, he could have gotten 81

  • Waylonakolipse

    Jordan is still a baller. The Greatest of All Time is still the best player in the world over 42. And to Darksaber…Kobe never hung 63 on a team that had 5 hall of famers like Mike did the Celtics. Bird, McHale, Parish, Johnson, and Walton not to mention Ainge. Who was on the Raptors that year?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    KNICKS SIGN IVERSON.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I think Money could have dropped 85 in some games. Dude just couldn’t be stopped. But he never did, so we’ll never know.
    “Jordan…yes. Here’s Jordan… yes. Jordan… AGAIN!”- Marv Albert.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    If Jordan scores on someone at his advanced age, it’s “look, he’s so good at 46 years old!” but if someone blocks Jordan in his old age, it’s “great job blocking a 40 year old, you should be real proud of yourself”.

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com CDef28

    Z I’ve got an even better story. Game 4 of the Pistons-Magic series in 2003. Ben Wallace made 9 straight threes in the left corner in pregame. I can’t make this up. The Pistons lost, went down 3-1 and still came back to win the series. Had to throw that one out there. So RedRum, the MJ video is nice but you are under-estimating the rest of the L.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Damn, spaceship you are hilarious. Why not make multiple editions. One with the retro bulls jersey, one with bizarro skin and speech bubble (“me is better than Mike, not copy all moves) etc. ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gbird5 Chris Young

    What’s up Slamonline. This is Chris Young aka Ghetto Bird. The video has gotten cool buzz out there. So I thought I would introduce myself. Yes,I do play Slamball and it’s been a blast being apart of the league. My athletic background is basketball and Track & Field. So Jordan isn’t playing against a guy who doesn’t hoop. I’m also a well known baller out of Los Angeles. I was picked in Slam magazine ” Street ball” 1st issue. As one of the top 100 ball player in the last 10 years. Currently I’m a assistant coach at Leuzinger high. And has played a solid role in the development of 2 former players. Who are now currently in the NBA. And a host of D1 players that have played for us over the years. If you guys want to know more about the 1 on 1 game or any other questions. Feel free to hit me up at twitter.com/gbird5 or Facebook.com/gbird5

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    attention whore heh.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Cool, Chris.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Cool stuff Chris.
    First saw this when Russ posted it on twitter. Day or two before it was re-posted here.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    dma, even though I love Mike, I do feel the same way… Darksaber, perhaps I will do both

  • DMZ

    Wow the last thing i expected is for you guys to comment on his ‘bad’ style. Ps there are peaple that are better then Mj. people just dont menchion the because they dont gets as much media attention still Mj is my idol.

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