Highly Touted NBA Rookie Says 52-Year-Old Michael Jordan Would Beat Him 1-On-1 [VIDEO]

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Charlotte Hornets rookie forward Frank Kaminsky is not confident he could beat his boss Michael Jordan in a game of 1-on-1 basketball — even though Jordan is 52 years old.

The 22-year-old Kaminsky, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, said he “wouldn’t even want to try” to play Jordan when asked by sports commentator Dan Patrick about the potential outcome of a matchup during a Thursday appearance on the “Dan Patrick Show.”

Patrick continued to push Kaminsky, and asked if the young player didn’t want to take on Jordan because he wouldn’t want to beat a childhood hero. Kaminsky didn’t take the bait.

“I’m actually saying the opposite. I wouldn’t want to lose,” Kaminsky responded. (RELATED: NBA Rookie Frank Kaminsky Shows Off Dance Moves During Trip To China [VIDEO])


Challenging the greatest basketball player of all time to a game of 1-on-1 is not a good move for any rookie. Very smart play by Kaminsky to deflect the assumption he could beat an aging Jordan.

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