Professional athletes don't always age gracefully.
In fact, it's nearly impossible for them to do so from a fan's perspective.
When the greats walk away at the peak of their careers, we're left wondering (and debating) what could have been. When they overstay their welcome, we simply wish that someone would have the heart to show them the door.
Michael Jordan, as was the case throughout his career, has been an exception to the rule.
He seemed destined for the former after twice walking away from the Chicago Bulls on the back end of three-peats. He then seemed destined for the latter after donning a Washington Wizards jersey at the age of 38, a full three seasons removed from NBA action. He subsequently rattled off back-to-back 20-plus points per game seasons before heroically riding off into the sunset.
Even now, at age 50, he's still proving just how well he wears his years. The Charlotte Bobcats owner isn't one to avoid his team's practices. And he's not averse to taking the floor with his team, either.
Apparently, there's no reason for him to stay away. Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft) said that the then-49-year-old beat him in a one-on-one game (according to Aldi Joseph of USA Today).
As if there weren't already enough fascinating Jordan stories to go around, this latest one got us thinking: whom else could the 50-years-young Jordan handle in today's NBA?