Michael Jordan Is Still Confident He Can Beat Hornets Players 1-on-1

Kenny Dorset@kdorsetDirector of Social MediaJune 13, 2015

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 12: In this handout image provided by Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan paid a visit to Palais 23 this afternoon on Friday June 12, Joined by his frequent partners-in-design Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith, key figures in the 30-year evolution of the Air Jordan, Jordan has returned to Paris to mark the 30th anniversary of 1985's Air Jordan One. Palais 23 is a spectacular tribute to the shoes, moments, designs and artifacts that have shaped the 30-year evolution of the Air Jordan. (Photo by Jordan Brand via Getty Images)
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Even at the age of 52, Michael Jordan is still very confident in his basketball skills.

During a recent interview with France's L'Equipe, MJ was asked if he still plays one-on-one with Hornets players, and his answer was vintage Jordan (transcribed by CBS Sports' Ananth Pandian):

L'Equipe: Do you think you can play against some of your guys right now? Do you sometimes do that or not? Could you win on one-on-ones against them?

Jordan: I'm pretty sure I can, so I don't want to do that and demolish their confidence. So I stay away from them, I let them think they're good...but I'm too old to do that anyway.

And before you question His Airness' current skills, remember back to 2013 when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said he played then 50-year-old MJ and lost. 

See that, Hornets players. Michael is just doing your confidence a favor.

[Dailymotion, h/t CBS Sports]

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