What would you do if you had a chance to play against Michael Jordan? 1-on-1, first one to three points wins. Would you go all out, or get caught up in the fact you were facing up against the greatest player to play the game? You know Mike wouldn't back down, aside from sullying his reputation, he hates to lose, he hates losing so much he would beat his grandmother in a game of Bridge.
Well John Rogers Jr. got that chance, Rogers is a mutual fund executive who paid big money to go to one of Air Jordan's Flight Camps where you play basketball with other rich aging ballers and learn from the great one himself. In 2003 while MJ was dispensing with the campers in one-on-one, mowing through them like a John Deere in a cornfield, and talking trash the whole time, Rogers had his dance with destiny.
I had first heard about this match-up on True Hoop, but of course never saw the footage, until now.
Many will argue that Jordan wasn't trying, but if you know anything about him, you know his competitive spirit, and there's no way he would want to have to endure the clowning like he received from Damon Wayans at the end of the video. Give thanks to the basketball gods that someone has this on tape, and it's no longer an old wives tale.
Thanks to J.E. Skeets at Ball Don't Lie for this video that can let the little guys walk proud for a day.