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Michael Jordan can still dunk, even in jeans at age 50

Aug 10, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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Michael Jordan will likely go down as the best basketball player to ever play the game. There are likely going to be better athletes that follow in his footsteps of being very good basketball players, but it’s highly unlikely there will be a basketball player that can touch his combination of skillset, will to win and overall ability to effect every game he played in by simply outmatching the competition.

Jordan’s inability to be second best might’ve taken to an unprecedented level on Saturday, though. Earlier in the day, we posted a video of LeBron James pulling around an all-terrain vehicle in his ongoing attempt to take overtake Jordan’s throne. Shortly after posting about that solid bit of athleticism, though, Twitter bestowed upon us a picture of Jordan dunking a basketball.

Yep, that’s His Airness dunking a basketball in jeans at his annual Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp.

As a reminder, Jordan turned 50 in February and can still dunk wearing jeans. Looking at the photo, however, there are some campers pulling the old McKayla Maroney “not impressed” look — and even others that have their back turned(!) to the greatest player ever(!) dunking a basketball(!) at the age of 50(!) while wearing jeans!

Uh oh. They might’ve all been looking at LeBron’s Instagram, MJ, so maybe you need to do just a bit more to make us forget about LBJ on a random offseason Saturday.

The ball is in your court, Mr. Jordan.

  1. phillyreese215 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    That’s nothing, doctor J can do it at 65….

    • ss3walkman - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      That’s nothin? So I assume you must be 50 and can dunk then?

    • longtallsam - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM

      Not quite,,,Dr J is 63, but that is still pretty good. I’m 63, could dunk easily when I was younger, but can barely touch the rim now.

  2. dondada10 - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Scott does your throat hurt after writing this post?

    • conjecture101 - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      you mad?

  3. adoombray - Aug 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    I looked really hard at that picture. I didn’t see a Maroney-Mug. There’s one girl who is looking on in fascination looking at him but the rest of the kids are like, being at Jordans frickin camp which is awesome and are building lifelong friendships or at least kids to play pickup games with.

    I am 30 and feel old and can only dunk in extraordinary circumstances – which i don’t believe im physically capable of anymore. Bravo to his airness

  4. philliesblow - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Jordan may be the best player of the ESPN era, but if Russell, Wilt and Oscar had played during the same time I bet that Jordan’s “greatest ever” title would be a little more in doubt.

  5. antistratfordian - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Jordan is 6’6. That’s tall at any age. He should be able to dunk for quite some time still.

    But I could touch the glass with my elbow when I was 5’8.


  6. stayhigh_247 - Aug 10, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    That kid with his back turned probably wasn’t even born when MJ played

  7. multiplemiggs - Aug 11, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    Basketball is a joke of a sport.

    • Kurt Helin - Sep 3, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      Thank you again for clicking on my blog and driving up our traffic numbers.

  8. multiplemiggs - Aug 11, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    BREAKING NEWS: Arnold Palmer just putted a 5 yarder for birdie, on his private golf course, IN JEANS, and then ate some yogurt, IN JEANS! In other news, Brett Favre is throwing 38 yard touchdown passes to local high school kids while wearing what else? HIS WRANGLER JEANS! (They were all wearing Fruit of the Loon tighty whities under them btw)

  9. AlaskanSalmon - Aug 11, 2013 at 3:36 AM

    Let me know when lebron gets 6 rings

  10. chi01town - Aug 11, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Jordan is still the GREATEST NBA player the game has EVER seen. LBJ…. Kobe and NOBODY ELSE is even Close. they are all a million miles behind Michael Jordan

  11. chi01town - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Jordan is STILL the GREATEST NBA player the game has ever seen right now. Lbj and Kobe are a million miles behind Michael Jordan.

  12. hatesycophants - Aug 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Bill Russell is the greatest professional basketball player in history.

    • fanofthegame79 - Aug 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      He was great, but far from being the greatest. I am firmly against the argument that rings equals success. If that were the case, we would be talking more about Robert Horry than we do.

  13. malvaren18 - Aug 11, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Lebron doesn’t cone close to Michael Jordans level of play, maybe in another 10 years he might be worth to be put next to Jordan as the 2nd best player ever, but he will never ever be no. 1.

  14. savvybynature - Aug 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    “Jordan will likely go down as the best basketball player to ever play the game”

    Ummm… This already happened. Awhile ago, actually.

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