Following the NBA is slowly becoming a year-round pastime. And part of the #content that fills the usually slow period between the end of Summer League and the beginning of training camp is the constant stream of awesome videos from the basketball camps that players hold in the off-season. At one such camp this week, Michael Jordan stopped by and Chris Paul made a bet with him. Now, if you know anything about Michael Jordan, you probably know that when someone proposes a bet to him, he automatically says "yes." He can’t help himself. And this was a good one.
Michael Jordan needs to complete a shooting drill without missing three shots.
Should MJ miss three shots, the entire camp would get a free pair of Jordans.
Now, sure, you’re probably thinking, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, of course he could do that. Well, it’s important to remember that MJ is also 53. It wouldn’t be shocking for MJ to struggle (particularly from three where he was never a dominant shooter). So what happened? Did MJ take it easy and give the kids free shoes? Was it close, and did he just barely pull it out after missing two shots?
Nope and nope. It turns out, Michael Jordan is still a competitive, cold-blooded assassin. He went out and didn’t miss a single shot in the entire drill. That includes one where Chris Paul tried to block his vision. But he’s MJ. He doesn’t need to see to make shots.
His shot still looks better than 70 percent of the league. I want to see MJ play in one game. Can’t he suit up for a Hornets pre-season game or something? It can be for charity, but it should definitely happen. Maybe someone just needs to present it to Jordan in the form of a high-stakes bet.