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Kobe Bryant told Michael Jordan ‘I could kick your ass one-on-one’

Kobe Bryant Michael JordanPhil Jackson made an appearance on FOX Sports Live on Wednesday and discussed a lot of the stuff that basketball fans love hearing about. Like, for example, the time Kobe Bryant told Michael Jordan he could kick his ass in a game of one-on-one.

The former Los Angeles Lakers coach said Jordan had been retired for a year and came to a Lakers game. Jackson asked Jordan if he would meet in the chairman’s room after the game to chat with Kobe. Jackson said he wanted MJ to teach Kobe a little bit about patience. But as we know, nobody has to give Kobe a lesson in being confident.

“First thing Kobe says is, ‘I could kick your ass one-on-one,” Jackson recalled.

Kobe was 21 at the time and Jordan was 36. I suppose it’s possible that Kobe could beat a rusty MJ, but Jackson said he would take Jordan in a one-on-one game is both players were in their prime.

“It’s gotta be MJ,” he said. “When a guy can pick the ball up with one hand while he’s dribbling like Michael could do and take the ball to the basket, it’s very difficult.”

Ironically enough, Jordan actually said last year that he could beat LeBron James one-on-one but isn’t sure about Kobe. The reason? Kobe steals all his moves and models his game after MJ’s. It’s a fun debate that will never be settled but will always be discussed.

Kanye West at Chicago concert: We should have never let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards

Kanye WestIf nothing else, Kanye West is at least very aware of his surroundings.

Yeezy performed at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night, and during his show, he decided to rap about the most famous athlete to ever play inside the building. Kanye came up with a song he sung in autotune that seemed to be called, “We should have never let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards.”

There is some NSFW language — as you could imagine from Yeezy — but the song is pretty awesome.

“I believe I can fly and I wanted to be just like Mike,” Kanye says, which are lyrics most can agree with.

The only problem with Kanye’s song is that it might not exactly be rooted in facts. I mean who could tell Michael Jordan what he could or couldn’t do? The guy became a part owner of the Wizards and then decided to play for them. Nobody could tell 45 what he was or wasn’t going to do. Other than that, love the song, Yeezy.

H/T Ball Don’t Lie

Michael Jordan and wife Yvette Prieto reportedly having twin girls

Michael Jordan Yvette PrietoEarlier this month, word surfaced that Michael Jordan and his new wife Yvette Prieto are expecting a baby. On Tuesday, TMZ reported that the couple is expecting multiple babies.

According to TMZ, Prieto is pregnant with twin girls. It is unclear how long she has been pregnant. MJ and Prieto got married back in April with an incredibly private and incredibly exclusive ceremony and reception.

Jordan already three children — sons Jeffrey, 24, Marcus, 22, and daughter Jasmine, 19 — with his ex-wife Juanita. How is the 50-year-old going to handle twin daughters? If you watch the video of His Airness schooling OJ Mayo at his basketball camp a few years back, you’ll know this is not your average 50-year-old man. I’m sure Jordan will do just fine.

H/T The Big Lead

Michael Jordan and wife Yvette Prieto having a baby

Michael Jordan Yvette PrietoMichael Jordan is showing everyone that you’re never too old to have a child.

Jordan, 50, and new wife Yvette Prieto, 34, were married in April and are already expecting their first baby, Jordan’s rep confirmed to US Weekly. MJ and Prieto have been together for around five years.

This will be Prieto’s first child and Jordan’s fourth. MJ has three children — sons Jeffrey, 24, Marcus, 22, and daughter Jasmine, 19 — with his ex-wife Juanita.

No word from MJ on how he feels about having the child, but we’re guessing he’s like Tom Brady and enjoys the baby-making process.

Also see: Michael Jordan wedding pictures plus Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc on guest list

Fan has insane Michael Jordan back tattoo

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Of all the athlete tribute tattoos we have shown you over the years here at LBS, this has to be one of the most elaborate. I’m usually the first person to criticize people who turn their bodies into a symbol of worship over an athlete, but the art work on this guy’s Michael Jordan back tattoo is insane.

If you’re going to pay tribute to your favorite player in dramatic fashion, this is the way to do it. I’ll still give the nod to this San Francisco 49ers fan for best back tattoo, but it’s close.

Photo via @kicksonfire
H/T Black Sports Online

Michael Jordan played beer pong and the internet went nuts

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If you have spent more than 27 minutes surfing the web today in your free time, you may have come across some photos of Michael Jordan playing beer pong at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami over the weekend. In addition to the image you see above that was posted by Instagram user @yaypril, there were also a couple more angles of His Airness getting his pong on.

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LeBron James: I’ve never had a basketball conversation with Michael Jordan

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LeBron James is often compared to Michael Jordan. Their styles of play and physical makeup are quite different, but King James and Air Jordan are two of the greatest players to ever touch an NBA court. Many people assume they have some sort of relationship with one another simply because they’re, well, MJ and LeBron. That doesn’t seem to be the case.

In a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine’s Chris Broussard, LeBron was asked if he ever wishes he had a closer relationship with Jordan.

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