Jordan discusses players present, past in ad
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 23:10
Michael Jordan has not had the most quiet retirement so far and has added to his laundry list of comments by asserting himself as the greatest basketball player of all time.
This time, he has called out the greatest player of the moment, Lebron James. Jordan predicted that if the two players were to ever meet for a game of 1-on-1, he would emerge victorious.
In a video promoting 2KSports’ new video game “NBA 2K14” Jordan said, “I don’t think I would lose, other than to Kobe Bryant, because he steals all my moves,” in response to being asked if he would have lost to any of the NBA greats.
Not only did he claim he wouldn’t lose to James, but he also accused Bryant of stealing all of his own moves. Which begs the question; if Bryant stole Jordan’s moves, than shouldn’t Jordan be able to defend them?
Jordan has often asserted himself as the best of all time. Let us not forget Jordan’s Hall of Fame induction speech where he ridiculed the man who made the high school basketball team instead of him, and told his sons that they have large shoes to fill.
Luckily, both James and Bryant handled the comments with class.
James shrugged the comments off as good publicity for the game that features him as the cover athlete.
“Where he’d say this at? Oh, it was for my game? It’s good promotion then,” James said.
Bryant merely sent out a tweet that also brushed the comments aside.
“Domino effect. I stole some of his..this generation stole some of mine #thecycle,” Bryant tweeted.
Jordan played his last NBA game in April of 2003 and has had trouble letting go. Maybe it is time the star learned to fade away into his other endeavors and let his highlight tapes and rings speak for themselves.