Arenas says he'd beat Jordan 1-on-1

Arenas says he'd beat Jordan 1-on-1

August 13, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Mark Strotman

Michael Jordan made headlines last week after dunking in blue jeans at his annual Michael Jordan Flight School camp in California.

In recent years the 50-year-old Hall-of-Famer has been seen practicing with the Charlotte Bobcats, of which he is team owner, and last season Bobcats head coach Paul Silas and Jordan's former strength and conditioning coach Tim Grover both said Jordan would still average 20 points if he were playing today.

Gilbert Arenas, however, thinks he would have the upper hand if the two played a game of 1-on-1.

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In a quick interview with TMZ, Arenas said Jordan dunking at age 50 was "amazing," but that he, a 31-year-old player, would take down Jordan today.

If he's still dunking at 50 that means he's athletic enough to guard anyone," Arenas said. "So yeah, I'll give him 5-2, I'll give him two. We're talking about a 50-year-old Jordan, not an NBA Jordan."

Arenas, who appeared in 17 games with the Memphis Grizzlies last season, still gave Jordan credit where it's obviously due.

"A younger Jordan, that'll probably be 20-0 him," he said. "I know if he stepped on the court right now everyone would still expect him to be 'Michael Jordan.' That's just how that legend is."

Do you think a 31-year-old Arenas would beat a 50-year-old Jordan today?