Video: Michael Jordan vs. OJ Mayo at Jordan’s camp

Michael Jordan was not lying when he said he beat OJ Mayo badly at his basketball camp years ago.

Jordan gave an interview to promote the release of NBA 2K14, and the interview received attention on Tuesday. During the interview, Ahmad Rashad asked MJ about how much trash he talked during his career. Jordan said he didn’t trash talk unless he personally knew the player, and he also said he usually let his game do his talking. The line of questioning led Jordan to recall a great story.

According to Jordan, current Milwaukee Bucks player OJ Mayo attended his basketball camp as a high schooler. Mayo was considered the top high schooler in the country and a player who could make the jump straight to the NBA if the league hadn’t changed its rules. Mayo was feeling cocky and kept trash talking Jordan, so Jordan decided to send his campers to bed so he could play Mayo and teach the young player a lesson.

A tipster who was at the camp emailed LBS to confirm the story.

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Kobe Bryant freely admits on Twitter he stole from MJ

Kobe Bryant Michael JordanMichael Jordan said in an interview that made headlines Tuesday that he would beat LeBron James 1-on-1, but he’s not sure how he would do against Kobe Bryant because the Lakers legend stole all his moves. MJ probably takes it as a compliment that Kobe copies him, otherwise he wouldn’t mention it.

You figure that the prideful Kobe might want to deny that he bit everything off MJ, but he doesn’t. In fact, he freely admitted on Twitter that he stole Jordan’s moves, saying it’s part of the cycle of the game:

Kobe’s probably right about the cycle and evolution of the game. Great players take ideas and moves from players they grew up watching, and then they improve on them. But how many try to talk, walk, play and act like their idol? Not many, but that’s what Scottie Pippen said Kobe did with Jordan. He’s right about it. And it looks like Kobe’s going to finish his career one ring short of Jordan.

OJ Mayo talked trash to Michael Jordan, so MJ taught him a lesson

OJ MayoMichael Jordan knows that when you have a reputation for being the greatest player of all time, people are going to try knocking you off that perch. And when those people come after you talking trash, sometimes you have to teach them a lesson. That’s exactly what happened between Jordan and current NBA player OJ Mayo.

In an interview to promote the launch of NBA 2K14, Jordan shared a story about how Mayo, who was a top high school player at the time, talked a ton of trash to him at his basketball camp. MJ decided to teach the youngster a lesson.

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Michael Jordan: I could beat LeBron James one-on-one, not sure about Kobe Bryant


Michael Jordan probably feels like there is not a basketball player in the world who could beat him in a game of one-on-one during his prime. Many people consider him to be the greatest player who has ever lived, so he has every right to feel like he’s unbeatable.

In an interview with Ahmad Rashad to promote the NBA2K14 video game, Jordan spoke about some of those fantasy matchups.

Of course, His Airness was asked which players he would want to play 1-on-1 in their primes. His list included Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.

Here’s how he answered the question:

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Miley Cyrus pays tribute to Michael Jordan in new music video (NSFW)


Remember that photo we shared with you of Miley Cyrus doing something with a Michael Jordan jersey that we have never seen anyone do before? As it turns out, there was much more to it than just an Instagram photo. Miley displays that outfit and a couple of other MJ-themed borderline pieces of lingerie in a new music video she is featured in — Mike Will’s “23.”

In the video, Miley is every bit the new Miley we have grown used to over the past several months. Put it this way: There will be a lot of children under the age of 15 who get in trouble for watching it.

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Michael Jordan autographed shoes from ‘Flu Game’ to be auctioned

Michael Jordan flu game shoes

How would you like to own a collector’s item for the ages?

The shoes Michael Jordan wore during his legendary “Flu Game” in the 1997 NBA Finals will be sold at an auction in a few months and, as a bonus, the sneakers were autographed.

Michael Jordan autograph shoesGrey Flannel Auctions says they were approached by a ballboy who worked that game and claims Jordan autographed the shoes and gave them to him. The ballboy also provides a photo of Jordan autographing the shoes.

According to Ball Don’t Lie, the ballboy had the shoes in his possession for years, but decided now to finally sell them. He was just keeping them in a safety deposit box, so this will give someone else the chance to purchase them and really put them on display.

The story of the “Flu Game” has been debated as time has gone on, but it is no less intriguing.

The legend went that Jordan called the Chicago Bulls trainers into his hotel room in Utah at 2 a.m. complaining that he was sick. He was told he wouldn’t be able to play in the critical Game 5 (the series was tied 2-2). Despite being sick and having little energy, Jordan gritted through the game and played 44 of 48 minutes, scoring 38 points in the huge victory. The Bulls closed out the series at home the next game to dispatch the Jazz.

Even though the game was dubbed the “Flu Game,” Jordan’s trainer clarified in April that MJ was suffering from food poisoning after eating bad pizza. Either way, No. 23 courageously came through, like usual.

Bidding on the shoes begins on Nov. 18. The shoes will be a part of Grey Flannel’s holiday auction.

Photos: Grey Flannel Auctions

Gilbert Arenas has statistical proof he was better than Michael Jordan

Gilbert ArenasGilbert Arenas was interviewed by TMZ two weeks ago and said he thought he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one when asked. The subject came up because MJ dunked at his basketball camp this month despite being 50 years old. Arenas took that as a sign that MJ can still play, so he said he would probably beat the former Chicago Bulls legend 5-2 in a game of one-on-one. However, Arenas did note that MJ probably would have beaten him 20-0 if they played in their primes.

Anyway, you know how playful Gil is, so he wasn’t about to back off his claim that he could beat Jordan one-on-one. In fact, he provided statistical proof that he once was better than Jordan:

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