What about a 54-year-old Jordan?
Charlotte’s latest first-rounder, Malik Monk, is more confident about his chances against the Hornets owner.
Monk showed his cocky side Saturday, repeating that he’d beat Hornets owner Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. Jordan might have been the greatest player of his generation – maybe ever – but, as Monk noted, he is 54.
“He’s pretty old right now,” Monk said of Jordan. “I think I can get him.”
Jordan is obviously nowhere near his Bulls peak – or even his level with the Wizards. But Jordan was solid in Washington. He could be well worse than that and still better than some current NBA players.
I don’t think it’s impossible that Jordan could beat some current players one-on-one, given not everyone’s skill set caters to that format. Jordan’s obviously does. But so does Monk’s. His specialty is individual scoring.
If Monk can’t beat Jordan one-on-one, that’s a problem for everyone involved.