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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.

LeBron James-Michael Jordan comparison looks much better now

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We know how goes when you try to compare a player to Michael Jordan. The MJ defenders come out — rightfully so — and preach about His Airness’ greatness. MJ won six NBA titles, went 6-0 in the NBA Finals, and won six Finals MVP awards. That’s pretty tough to top. But after winning his second NBA championship and second NBA Finals MVP award, LeBron James is starting to earn a fair comparison to Jordan.

Let’s take a look at the stats.

LeBron James at 28: 4 MVPs, 2 NBA titles, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 9 All-Star selections
Michael Jordan at 29: 3 MVPs, 2 NBA titles, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, 8 All-Star selections

MJ was born in February and turned 29 midway through the 1991-1992 NBA season, which was when he won his second NBA championship. That was also his eighth season in the league. MJ’s accolades following that season — his age 28 season in the NBA — included two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, three NBA MVPs, and eight All-Star games, as listed above.

[Related: LeBron James to Michael Jordan: Rings don’t define a career]

LeBron was born in December and was 28 for most of the NBA season. He just won his second title, second NBA Finals MVP award, and fourth regular-season MVP award in what has been his 10th season in the league. LeBron was 18 when he entered the league and did not make the All-Star team in his rookie season, but he has made it every season since.

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Dennis Rodman: LeBron James would be an ‘average’ player 20 years ago

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When comparing some of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen like Michael Jordan and LeBron James, the issue of the game’s evolution always comes into play. Can you ever truly compare two players who played in different eras? On some levels, you can. But for the most part, it’s impossible.

For example, Dennis Rodman told Dan Patrick on Friday that the NBA has changed so much over the 20-25 years that LeBron would be nothing more than “average” if he played during Rodman’s era. Because of that, he said you can’t even compare Jordan and James.

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Michael Jordan to Dez Bryant: ‘Stay out of trouble’

dez-bryantDallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant recently took a major step toward cementing his financial future when he signed an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand, as in Michael Jordan. Bryant is obviously a risk for Jordan’s company because of his checkered past, which includes but is not limited to assaulting his own mother and causing a scene at the mall with his pants.

However, Dez also has the potential to be a superstar in the making and a major marketing tool. That’s why His Airness wants the 24-year-old to keep his head on straight.

“The only thing he told me was ‘stay out of trouble’”, Bryant said of the first time he met Jordan, via the Star-Telegram. “Hearing it from him, he is a strong voice. His opinion matters. It just adds fuel to trying to do things great at all times, that’s something you don’t want to mess up. Now, I do pay attention to that, just because of the fact of who he is and what he is about. Everybody knows Michael Jordan is about his business, so that makes you want to be about yours.”

For the most part, Bryant has kept his nose clean since the Cowboys gave him a strict set of rules to abide by last season. If he respects Jordan as much as he says he does, signing a contract with the Jordan Brand should only help motivate him to stay on track.

“I don’t know one guy who doesn’t admire him,” Bryant said. “It’s very rare to be a part of that group (a Jordan Brand athlete endorser). Just to be blessed to be part of that group means a lot to me. Before I was even signed to the brand all I rocked were Jordans. I’m blessed to be part of that. I’m going to stay focused and do my job and hold myself accountable with my actions.”

Bryant caught 92 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, so we know what he is capable of on the field. If his new deal with the Jordan Brand inspires him to keep a low profile off the field, Tony Romo could be getting an even better Bryant in 2013.

Phil Jackson would start team with Bill Russell over Michael Jordan

Bill RussellPhil Jackson has coached two of the greatest basketball players ever, yet he wouldn’t choose either one of them first if he were starting a team.

During an interview with Time, the former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach said he would take Bill Russell first if he were starting a team, not Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant.

“In my estimation, the guy that has to be there would be Bill Russell,” Jackson answered when asked, via SI’s The Point Forward. “He’s won 11 championships as a player. That’s really the idea of what excellence is, when you win championships.”

Time’s Belinda Luscombe followed up that question by asking Jackson whom he would choose between MJ and Kobe. Though excerpts from his new book “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” make it seem like he leans towards Jordan, Jackson mostly avoided answering the question.

“I would flip a coin,” Jackson said. “Whichever one came up heads or tails, I’d take that person. They were that good.”

Jackson caused a stir when the book excerpts made it seem like he was picking MJ over Kobe in the historical debate. Bryant seemed to take issue with Jackson’s commentary and tweeted out a response:

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