MJ's still got it; beats Kidd-Gilchrist in one-on-one game

MJ's still got it; beats Kidd-Gilchrist in one-on-one game
February 16, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Tony Andracki

With Michael Jordan's 50th birthday this weekend, there has been a lot of talk about his legacy lately.

There's also been a lot of debate about whether or not Jordan could beat some of the best players in the game today 1-on-1 when both men were in their prime. Some think Kobe Bryant could take down MJ, while others think LeBron James is the best option. Some people think nobody would ever beat Jordan in his prime.

But what about Jordan at age 49?

Apparently, he's still good enough to beat the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, whom Jordan's Bobcats took with the second overall pick in last summer's draft, said MJ beat him in a one-on-one game.

Kidd-Gilchrist doesn't turn 20 for another seven months.

"It was hard for me," Kidd-Gilchrist told CSNHouston's Dave Zangaro. "I lost. I lost to a 50-year-old guy. That’s my boss, though. He’s the best player to play the game."

When asked if he let Jordan win just because he's the Bobcats owner, Kidd-Gilchrist emphatically denied any such notion.

Tune in to SportsNet Central's MJ 23/50 airing at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night on CSN.