Michael Jordan Beat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 1-on-1, Freak out Accordingly

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 15, 2013

If you weren't yet satisfied with the constant coverage of Michael Jordan as we await his 50th birthday on Sunday, there is now a story floating around that the GOAT actually beat Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist one on one. 

The legend continues to build on that already lavish legacy of his. 

CSN Houston (h/t NBC Sports) caught up with the 19-year-old, who is averaging a shade over nine points a game in his first season. 

Fortunately, the interview delivered yet another Jordan anecdote to add to the ever-growing pile:

“He did play me 1-on-1 one time,” Kidd-Gilchrist said on Friday morning before playing on Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. “And it was hard for me … I lost. I lost to a 50-year-old guy. That’s my boss, though. He’s the best player to play the game.”

Of course, the mind races with an almost mind-numbing number of questions. How did he beat the kid? What was the score? Did you spot the near-50-year-old icon some points?

Why is there no video?!?!

Kidd-Gilchrist does have one answer to give us; he didn't let the old man win. 

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"Yeah. Of course," he said when asked if he thought he was going to beat Jordan. "I don’t think I’m gonna lose. I mean, he is 50." 

Did Kidd-Gilchrist even really lose, though? Or did he let his boss beat him? 

“No,” he said emphatically. “No. I didn’t allow him to beat me. Because that’s my boss? Nah.”

Like memories of Jordan's dominance in the NBA, one other thing that will never die is the thought he might return to the league. 

It's such an obvious thought, but the young NBA player was asked that very thing and answered with an intriguing, "That wouldn’t shock me at all. He still has it. He does."

There is your log for an already roaring fire. While I will remind you Jordan beat a younger player one-on-one, it is merely a Bobcats player. People all over the league do the same thing nightly. 

In all seriousness, it doesn't seem like Jordan has the inclination nor the stamina to come back for a full season. 

Still, that will not stop fans from debating the merits of a possible comeback. You may now freak out accordingly. 

Hit me up on Twitter for more WTF updates. 

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