On the release of NBA2k14, Michael Jordan sat down in an exclusive interview and answered everything from who he would want to play if he was in his prime, to what his feelings were on the Miley Cyrus new music video.
Jordan recalls the differences in today’s NBA compared to when he played, “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.” Jordan went on to talk about how much more physical it was, with hand checking and hard screens. Things that have changed over the years and this new generation of NBA fans don’t realize how much less physical it is in this day and age.
Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Byrant, LeBron James, Julius Erving, Dwayne Wade, and Carmelo Anthony. That was the shortened list that Michael released today as to who he would love to go one-on-one with if he were still in his prime. Does he think he could win? “I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan says, “other than to Kobe Bryant, because he steals all of my moves.” Nice to see that competitive smirk on MJ’s face still at 50 years young.
Also, in the video Jordan brings to light the Jordan vs. O.J. Mayo showdown in which Mayo decided to run his mouth to Jordan at his own camp. Mayo at the time just in High School, albeit the top High School Basketball player in the country, still should have known better than to go at His Airness in such a matter with having huge consequences. OJ had something to say about this via Twitter:
Please Mayo run the tape for all to see.
For those of you that have seen the hideous Miley Cyrus “tribute to Jordan” video, I’m sorry. Michael was shown the video and here is what he had to say.
On a day that LeBron James was quoted by saying his goal is to become the greatest ever, Jordan reminds him who still is at the top of the mountain. At the top there is only room for one, LeBron says “I can see the light, but I am still a ways away.” Most Bulls fans will agree with him.
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