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Michael Jordan schools Bobcats youngsters at practice (Video)

michael-jordan-gerald-hendersonMichael Jordan may be the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, but that doesn’t mean he’s above lacing up the sneakers and working out with his team once in a while.

On Tuesday, the NBA legend decided to mix it up with his team during practice. The Charlotte Observer says MJ went one-on-one with Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Henderson. “He has a unique viewpoint. He’s always got something helpful to say, and it’s great to have him out here.

“He’s attentive. He watches every game, he watches every practice,” said Henderson. “He always feels like he can help you.”

A few Bobcats players raved about the 49-year-old’s ability.

“He’s still got it. He can still shoot,” Henderson said. “I don’t know about his defense, but he can still score.”

Bismack Biyombo thinks Jordan could still play if he wanted to.

“He can still play the game. Honestly, the way I see him, I think he can still play if he wants to,” said Biyombo.

Biyombo acknowledged that it would be tough for a 50-year-old to chase around 25-year-olds, but he said that Jordan “was good.”

Unfortunately, Jordan’s practice efforts didn’t help Charlotte end its losing streak. The Bobcats fell to the Clippers 100-94 on Wednesday for their ninth-straight loss. At least they’ve already matched last season’s total for wins.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Devon-Linger/100000023154701 Gary Devon Linger

    This team will far surpass last seasons total wins and that is a fact. The team is mostly filled with young players and the few solid veterans on the team are not enough to offset the growing pains that are inevitable from a mostly young team.

    The Bobcats for the most part have been competitive outside of a couple serious stinkers to San Antonio and OKC. That is not really all that hard to believe. A young team losing close games to lesser competition is likely to feel overwhelmed and lack confidence against such giants. They will win some close games soon and their confidence will see them competing against some of the behemoths of the basketball world. Heck, they did give the Knicks and the Clippers a run for their money and those teams played fairly hard. Maybe not their A games but at least B games were played.

    The future is bright for the Charlotte Bobcats but a person has to be realistic and know what to look for in terms of progress and talent.