Jordan still got game
MJ is making a return to the NBA. Well not quite, but he showed he can still bang wit the boyz. His boyz are the Charlotte Bobcats, the NBA team he owns, and he shows them a couple new moves on the regular. On Thursday, Jordan participated in a full-court scrimmage with his team.
”He’s Mike. He’s been kicking our (butts). He still has it,” forward Gerald Wallace said. ”He doesn’t have this quickness, but he can score, he’s a shooter. The last thing to ever go is your jump shot and he has that.”
”He’s holding these guys accountable and it’s great. I love him out here,” coach Paul Silas said. ”He’s teaching them how to protect the basketball, how to play hard on defense, how to talk. It’s a good thing.
”The guys work a little bit harder when he’s out here and rightly so because he’s working hard. You’re not going to let him do a job on you if you’ve got any pride.”
”He can still shoot the basketball unbelievable and he can move well. But at his age, he couldn’t do it for a long period of time,” Silas said, smiling. ”But short period of time, he can get it done, yeah.”
Jordan became a part owner of the Bobcats with the final say on personnel moves in 2006 before buying the team outright last year. After making the playoffs for the first time last spring, Charlotte started 9-19 this season, leading Jordan to fire coach Larry Brown.
The Bobcats (22-30) have climbed back into playoff contention under Silas, although Wednesday’s loss at Indiana left them a game behind the Pacers for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. (quotes, exact from full article courtesy msn.com, foxsports)
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