O.J. Mayo Michael Jordan

October 3, 2013 by  

O.J. Mayo Michael Jordan, Amid video-game-promoting assertions of his own individual primacy and his unfamiliarity with twerking, Hall of Famer and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan related a story earlier this week about having gone head-to-head with a brash young thing named O.J. Mayo at his annual Flight School camp. The meeting came back when the Milwaukee Bucks guard was still a heavily hyped high-school student sorting through scholarship offers from big-name programs; he’d eventually choose USC, spend one year in L.A. and enter the draft, going third overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves before being swapped for No. 5 pick Kevin Love in an eight-player deal.

came on the court and he guarded me, so I was like, “Man, he must think I’m … not the strong link over here.” I got it going a little bit, and obviously, it’s any ballplayer’s dream to play against Mike – I couldn’t tell you how many times I did his move after the finals the next day in the rec center and stuff. I got a few buckets, and I think the campers knew I was the only high school kid, so they got rowdy a little bit and we got a little bit of jawing.

I think we played two games – I think we split one and one. It was a team game. And then he said, “OK, now let me handle my business,” and he looked me in my face

Assuming that 2006 timeline is correct, Jordan was three years removed from his last NBA action with the Washington Wizards when he worked Mayo over. It’s been a full decade now, but that hasn’t stopped rumblings about the ever-competitive Jordan actually making good on the threat of coming back at 50 that he made during his infamous Hall of Fame induction speech, even if only for one game.

While such a limited return engagement is, of course, incredibly unlikely for a wide variety of reasons – chief among them being that Jordan is, y’know, FIFTY YEARS OLD – it would obviously be a spectacle unlike just about anything the NBA’s seen in the recent past, and Jordan’s choice of opponents (the Miami Heat, with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? the Los Angeles Lakers, after Kobe Bryant’s return?) would be fascinating. And though it’d never happen in a million years, it’s kind of fun to envision Jordan choosing to suit up one more time to take on the Bucks, just to give an in-his-prime version of Mayo one more shot. (Preferably, of course, that fadeaway.)

Report to Team

Please feel free to send if you have any questions regarding this post , you can contact on

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of U.S.S.POST.


Comments are closed.