In an event that unofficially happens once every season the G.O.A.T. shows up at a Charlotte Bobcats practice in workout clothes, and those who have been around the Bobcats owner know that means…he’s getting on the court.
It begins with him just watching. Then in elevates to him providing input, before it escalates into a full-blown one-on-one competition between him and one of his players.
This time former Duke guard Gerald Henderson and this year’s 2nd overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist got the honor of going against the greatest.
Here’s what Henderson told the Charlotte Observer about going up against Jordan.
“He’s the best ever to play and he’s still got that competitive nature. He always feels he can help you,” said team captain Henderson. “We played one-one-one. That’s always fun. He wants to win.”
“He’s still got it. He can still shoot,” Henderson said. “I don’t know about his defense, but he can still score.”
“He’s a basketball genius,” Henderson said. “But I don’t know if he wants to see me in a couple of months.”
Jordan has said he likes the way Henderson, who is still recuperating from a sprained foot, doesn’t defer to him.
If anybody can provide the Bobcats, who have lost their last 8 games, a boost it’s the G.O.A.T. I only wish I was a fly on the wall to watch that practice.