#TBT Jordan Says He Couldn’t Beat Kobe 1-On-1 Because He Steals All His Moves (Video)
In a video promoting the “NBA 2K14” video game release back in 2013, the great Michael Jordan sat down and spoke on different topics, most notably is who he would want to play 1-on-1.
Jordan said there’s a long list of players he would’ve liked to have played one-on-one — Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Julius Erving, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Bryant and James, who is on the cover of this year’s game.
“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan, 50, says in the video, before smiling and adding, “other than to Kobe Bryant, because he steals all of my moves.”
James, when informed of Jordan’s comments, acknowledged he has thought about the hypothetical matchup.
“MJ said that? I’ve thought about the matchup, but no one will ever see it and it’s not going to happen,” James said Tuesday after the Miami Heat’s training camp practice in Nassau, Bahamas. “It’s good for people to talk about.
Someone who knows Bryant, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, weighed in on Jordan after practice Tuesday.
“Obviously he’s one of the great, if not the greatest players,” he said. “It would be great to watch them play, that’s for sure, but I have no clue (who would win).”
“You go in with the understanding of, ‘I’m going to get hit. I’m going to pay the price,'” he said. “But that’s part of the game. I’m not going to be afraid to go inside. Those are the types of things that these kids don’t even have a clue of how we had to grow up and how we had to play.”
They asked him what Twerking is?? SMH!