Michael Jordan bested Jimmy Butler over the weekend and proved to the world that he’s still the “Best Player in the World. Now, take that Mark Jackson. The friendly competition left campers in attendance in awe over the clash between the Old School versus New School.
Jordan lost a trademark suit in China, but he spanked Butler on the court, according to Inquisitr. It all went down at MJ’s Summer Basketball Camp, known as the Michael Jordan Flight School. It’s housed at The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), according to the officials website.
“The Michael Jordan Flight School is among the world’s finest youth basketball camps. Learn the fundamentals of shooting, dribbling, rebounding, passing, and defense from Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time, along with his first class coaching staff.”
Shooting phenom, Butler appeared at MJ’s youth camp and took on Jordan; well, he did the best he could, all things considered. After all, he faced the greatest player of all time (sorry LeBron James), and it’s not cool to pull out all your guns, especially since Jordan is the host. Each player was joined by a random kid.
Anyway, unless there was some camera trickery going on, Michael Jordan still has the it factor. Even dressed in baggy cargo shorts and a t-shirt, he still took Jimmy Butler to school with his classic fade-away jumper. The whole footage of the shooting contest isn’t shown in the short video, according to the Big Lead. However, when it cues up, it shows the teacher taking the student to school with a clutch three-pointer. Now, how many times has Jordan hit those kind of buzzer-beaters in his prime? Answer: countless.
In the end, it wasn’t about which player brought their A-game. It was a rare moment in which young people saw two greats – one from the past, another from the present – square off and play the game of basketball.
And yes, there are some that say Jimmy Butler let Michael Jordan win.
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