$100K Put Up for MJ-Russell Battle

by September 23, 2009

Last week, Bryon Russell tweeted that he’d spoken to Jordan about the challenge. And now, in a publicity stunt, the owner of Utah’s D-League team says he’s ready to pony up some coin to make it happen: “So here is my offer: Michael Jordan vs. Bryon Russell-1 on 1 challenge to 21. I will personally donate $100,00 to charity in the name of the winner. We can do it during the half time of the Utah Flash home opener on December 7th. $100,000 in cash for a 15 minute pickup game. MJ even you can’t say no to that. Our venue is the perfect place for this challenge because it brings BRuss back to Utah and Michael Jordan has a home just outside of Park City (I have seen his Carolina Blue Jump Man plane on the runway at Million Air in SLC) so it is convenient for both guys. Not to mention that it would be sacrilegious to have this take place anywhere outside of Utah.”