Michael Jordan might be 50, but they don’t call him the greatest for nothing.
According to CSNHouston.com,19 year old Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, admitted to getting beat 1-on-1 by Michael Jordan. Kidd-gilchrist who plays for the Bobcats says Jordan, who is the majority owner of the Bobcats, beat him unexpectedly. He is 50 right?
“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.”
“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.”
And naturally the question was raised: “Did you let him beat you?”
“No,” he said emphatically. “No. I didn’t allow him to beat me. Because that’s my boss? Nah.”
“It’s a big honor,” Kidd-Gilchrist said. “It’s a big honor for me to be around him. Everyday in the locker room, I see him and stuff. It’s a big honor.”
Kidd-Gilchrist is in a great position playing for one of the NBA’s greatest athletes. Furthermore, he has the honor of being taught by him which has to be a humbling experience.