A few rules to live by -- you don’t put on Superman’s cape and jump out of a high rise building, spit in to the wind or eat yellow snow. One can also add another rule to live by -- don’t challenge Michael Jordan to a basketball game. However, it appears no one shared this last rule with Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera.
Pera is no slouch when comes to playing basketball. He does have some game. Some game! Not enough to topple Jordan one-on-one.
After challenging Tony Allen and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to a game of one-on-one, Pera thought the next logical step would be to challenge Jordan to a game.
If we are talking an owner game, get me MJ! I'll up the charity contribution to $1mm— Robert J Pera (@RobertPera) October 15, 2013
Pretty gutsy to call out MJ if you ask me.
Jordan’s desire to win was so intense that fights broke out due to frustration with opponents, teammates during games and practices that they became a common thing. Just ask Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller.
Don’t forget, Jordan might still be able to hold his own on the court so Pera shouldn't even start to think MJ's age would be a handicap.
After thinking bout this match up, the only positive I see out of this situation is the $1 million that will be given to charity.
This begs a question San Antonio Spurs fans - which Spur would you love to see Spurs owner Peter Holt take on one-on-one? Perhaps coach Pop?
Michael Kidd Gilchrist says he lost one on one versus Jordan last year. And that's an active NBA player. Doesn't sound like much of a challenge for MJ.
Saw that Memphis owner in a little basketball workout. He is actually pretty good.
In fact, I am surprised the Spurs didn't bring him into camp so they could cut him.
I have no interest in seeing any past or current Spur play Pop or Holt. That's just silly. Well, Bonner v Holt might be a close one. Uwe Blab v Pop. Maybe.
But seriously, neither of those guys would be so delusional to think they could play against a player.
Geez, just read the Dwight Howard story about him wanting to have his jersey retired in Orlando and I put him in the Vlade Divac delusional school....now I read this? A new contestant enters the fray....
Please don't start turning into MySA. More Spurs please.
That's why we're here.
Jordan would kick his backside. Read this summer how Jordan's been working out to get down to his playing weight and how good he feels. He's school this clown, take his bank and probably punch him for the insult.