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Michael Jordan played some one-on-one with Bobcats

Dec 12, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

Michael Jordan AP

He’s not quite the same explosive player he was, even from his Wizards days, but it’s safe to say that even at age 49 Michael Jordan’s post footwork right now will best a lot of the Charlotte Bobcats.

A few of them got to find out first hand as Jordan waded into a team practice and then played some guys, reports the Charlotte Observer.

It has become an unofficial annual event: Bobcats owner Michael Jordan shows up at a home practice in workout clothes. He watches, he instructs, he gets the old itch. Eventually he wanders out onto the court and ends up playing one-on-one with the midsize guys.

This year it was Gerald Henderson and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, with injured Tyrus Thomas throwing Jordan entry passes. Everyone left smiling, and maybe a little more savvy about basketball, too…

“He’s still got it. He can still shoot,” Henderson said. “I don’t know about his defense, but he can still score.”

What I think we all want is Jordan to work with Kidd-Gilchrist on jump shooting form. But that can wait until another practice.

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