Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player to ever lace ‘'em up, sparked barbershop debates all over the country earlier this week when he ran down a list of players he wished he could play one-on-one.
Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade.
The roundup was basically a handful of the best scorers who have ever played basketball anywhere in the world. And Jordan said that was just a start. “I don’t think I’d lose,” he said on the eve of the NBA 2K14 video game launch Monday. “Other than Kobe Bryant because he steals all my moves.”
Which is true, you can YouTube it.
To make things a little more interesting, NBA analyst Jalen Rose predicted that His Airness, at age 50, would come out of retirement this season to play one game. Jordan already proved that he can still dunk when a video of him jamming one-handed at his Flight Camp in August made the rounds on the Web.
But the real questions remain: Could Jordan, in his prime, take King James to flight school? Could he rein in the Black Mamba? Could he handle 'Melo in the post?