Next Sunday, Michael Jordan turns 50. The six-time NBA champion hasn’t laced his Air Jordans up for a professional game in a decade. Yet, one NBA veteran believes the current Bobcats owner still has some game left in him.
Lakers forward Antawn Jamison told ESPN.com on Saturday that the Hall of Famer could still score in double figures, if the situation was right.
“I wouldn’t doubt that in the right situation with a LeBron [James] on his team or with a Kobe [Bryant] on this team, he could get you about 10 or 11 points, come in and play 15-20 minutes,” Jamison explained. “I wouldn’t doubt that at all, especially if he was in shape and injuries were prevented and things of that nature.”
Jordan has been seen practicing with his Bobcats this season, and although a third return from retirement would be interesting to say the least, it’s probably best if Jordan focuses solely on building his 11-39 team.
Jamison, 36, is a free agent at the end of the season. This might very well be a ploy to butter up a fellow Tar Heel, in hopes of another year in the league.