The newest generation of NBA superstars doesn't remember watching Michael Jordan in his prime, but they've all heard stories from their mentors.
Rookie of the Year front-runner Damian Lillard is friends with Gary Payton, who went up against MJ in the 1996 NBA Finals. On Jordan's 50th birthday, Lillard talked about Mike and what it's like to go up against the game's best player. Payton gave Lillard a few tips for the next time the Trailblazers' young star goes up against one of the greats.
Your turn: How good can Damian Lillard be? Will he turn into one of the top players in the NBA?