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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Miley Cyrus pays tribute to Michael Jordan with weird outfit

Miley Cyrus set the internet ablaze on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. If you missed her performance with Robin Thicke, feel free to take a few moments to check it out on Youtube or browse through some photos that are sure to blow your mind.

Seen enough? We don’t blame you. After bringing down the house at the VMAs, Miley managed to capture the attention of the sports world on Monday when she posted the photo you see above. It appears she turned a Michael Jordan jersey into a skanky outfit. Do you think the hair is a wig?

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Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50 (Video)

Michael-Jordan-50-dunkMichael Jordan may be over the hill, but that doesn’t mean the Chicago Bulls legend has completely lost his game. During his annual basketball camp at the University of California last week, His Airness showed that 50 ain’t a death sentence.

As you can see from the video above that SI.com’s Point Forward shared with us, Jordan can still dunk with relative ease. We probably won’t see him taking off from the free throw line and throwing it down at any point in the future, but it’s nice to see a pair of 50-year-old knees holding strong.

If a 43-year-old man can play college basketball and a guy who is in his 90s can lift weights, I don’t see why MJ can’t continue to dunk into his 60s.

Pamela Smith ordered to pay Michael Jordan’s legal fees for bogus paternity suit

Michael-Jordan-Neighbors-AnnoyedPamela Smith, the woman who claimed Michael Jordan fathered her love child and filed a lawsuit against him in February, has actually cost herself money by going after the NBA legend. Earlier this week, a judge ordered Smith to pay Jordan’s legal fees after throwing out the paternity case.

According to Gossip Extra, Smith will have to pay $9,700 in legal fees for Jordan after trying to obtain a paternity test to prove that Jordan is the father of her teenage son two months before MJ married Yvette Prieto. The issue, which Smith conveniently left out, is that Jordan already took a paternity test in 2003 and proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he is not the father.

[Related: How many guests did Michael Jordan have at his wedding?]

Smith, who also goes by the name Evette Smith, calls herself a certified “loveologist” and claims to be Atlanta’s best expert with oral sex and romantic relationships. We’re not sure if she put her expertise to work with Jordan or not, but the court has apparently received enough information to prove that any relations they may have had did not result in a child.