Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 1:00 pm  |  20 responses

Michael Jordan Beat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist One-on-One

The legend continues to build his legacy. MKG told CSN Houston on Friday that Michael Jordan, who turns 50 this weekend, challenged the rookie to a game of one-on-one after practice about a month ago. Kidd-Gilchrist confessed that he lost to MJ: “‘He did play me 1-on-1 one time,’ Kidd-Gilchrist said on Friday morning before playing on Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. ‘And it was hard for me … I lost. I lost to a 50-year-old guy. That’s my boss, though. He’s the best player to play the game.’ But Kidd-Gilchrist didn’t lose to a 50-year-old. He lost to a 49-year-old. Jordan doesn’t turn 50 until Sunday. ‘Yeah. Of course,’ he said when asked if he thought he was going to beat Jordan. ‘I don’t think I’m gonna lose. I mean, he is 50.’ Did Kidd-Gilchrist even really lose, though. Or did he let his boss beat him? ‘No,’ he said emphatically. ‘No. I didn’t allow him to beat me. Because that’s my boss? Nah.’ Jordan recently talked about trying to get back down to his playing weight with Wright Thompson for an in-depth ESPN story. The story, along with the well-known competitive nature of Jordan, has sparked some debate and rumors about a possible comeback for Jordan, who is already in the Hall of Fame. ‘That wouldn’t shock me at all,’ Kidd-Gilchrist said about a possible Jordan comeback. ‘He still has it. He does.’”

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  • Yesse

    This hype up is gonna make me think, that MJ is making a cameo appearance in the all star game.

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  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange thinks MJ is smoking that “mid-life crisis.”

  • The Philosopher

    Will he come back only to lower his career scoring average?
    Maybe come back for a few pre-season games… and keep it moving.

  • Ugh

    His lower scoring average would always be asterisked with ‘would have been higher had he not come back and played half a season at the age of fifty-one’, which everyone will remember as being way more amazing than his scoring average being what it is today.
    Not that he’s making a comeback. I’m just saying.

  • RKJ92

    Wow that’s actually impressive considering how good a defender MKG is, now im extremely curious hah

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    I wouldn’t play MJ if he was 70 years old

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    AMEN hahahah

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    you got me thinking now.

  • EGOT

    I think MJ has earned the right to do whatever. He. Wants.

  • Respect

    I wanna no wat the score was

  • http://www.facebook.com/tuotila1 Tuomas Uotila

    And this is a surprise to some people? MJ turnaround… all day.

  • peregrine01

    You all know how spiteful MJ can be if he loses. IF MKG didn’t let him win, he certainly didn’t go very hard at him either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    This is the kind of stuff one needs to keep to themselves.

  • RedRum

    yeah right, if MKG beat MJ he would have traded him to… oh wait… THERE IS NO WORSE TEAM IN THE NBA!!!

  • MJ45

    COMEBACK MJ and teach JAMES, BRYANT and DURANT how to dougie, I mean how to play. LOL

  • pposse

    this is awesome!

  • Ugh

    A – That’s pretty baseless speculation.

    B – Back in the day the amount of trash he talked put other players off their game, and that he used to fake players so they couldn’t block his shot and sometimes would play defence so other players couldn’t outscore him. Weirdly, all of that is part of winning games…

  • Mojo

    No shame in losing to MJ one on one. I mean think about it… he’s bigger, stronger, wiser, and has a whole lot more experience. In a one on one, all these factors come into play more than youth and athleticism.

  • LBC

    Years ago, there used to be one-on-one competition during All-Star Weekend. Bring it back with retired players, like MJ, Dr. J, Bird, Magic, Barkley, KMalone.