While the Bobcats earned the reputation as the worst team in NBA history last season, there are benefits to being a Bobcat, like the invaluable experience of playing casual basketball with the G.O.A.T., Michael Jordan. Monday was Jordan’s first hands-on practice with his team this season where he went one-on-one with some of the players. Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson says “he’s still got it,” which is absolutely no surprise to anybody.
According to 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 the best ever to play and he’s still got that competitive nature. He always feels he can help you,” said team captain Henderson. “We played one-one-one. That’s always fun. He wants to win.”
“He’s still got it. He can still shoot,” Henderson said. “I don’t know about his defense, but he can still score.”