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Jordan practicing with Bobcats, kicking (rear ends)

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08:14 AM ET 02.11 | Michael Jordan is past his prime but not above teaching the Bobcats a few lessons while practicing with the team he owns. be past his basketball prime these days but evidently not that far past it. "He's Mike. He's been kicking our (rear ends)," Bobcats captain Gerald Wallace said Thursday after Jordan had participated in the team's practice again. ... [Paul] Silas said he likes that Jordan holds the players accountable when he practices with them and Jordan uses it as a teaching opportunity, particularly how to play defense and communicate. The intensity level, Silas said, rises when Jordan participates. "Guys work a little bit harder when he's out here and rightly so because he's working hard," Silas said "He's doing a job on them if they're not right."

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February 11, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Where is the video link? Seeing is believing!

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February 11, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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Where is the video link? Seeing is believing!

There's a video on Youtube of him destroying this youg buc. Back down, and fade away. Mike was killing this guy.

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February 11, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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One practice does not a comeback make. Mike was great, but he should still to the old timers league.

I don't think this is about a come-back. It's about an old geezer whooping up on the young-uns, trying to teach them some lessons.

February 11, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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I don't think this is about a come-back. It's about an old geezer whooping up on the young-uns, trying to teach them some lessons.

Who really cares! He is an old man (like me) and his team sucks big time!!!

February 11, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Jordan was not dominating during his comeback with the Wizards and it's doubtful he's improved much since then.

Good for Jordan's ego but bad for his team to get dominated by a near 50 yr old.

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February 11, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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Good for Jordan's ego but bad for his team to get dominated by a near 50 yr old.

Damn good point!! Not a good idea for a 25 year old man to get your A-S-S kicked by a 48 year old man!!!!!!!!!

February 11, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Old Guys Rule, Bro.

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February 11, 2011  10:10 AM ET
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Jordan was not dominating during his comeback with the Wizards and it's doubtful he's improved much since then.Good for Jordan's ego but bad for his team to get dominated by a near 50 yr old.

He wasn't dominating but he still averaged 20 PPG both years in his late 30s. His problems are when he tries to evaluate and draft players- IE: Kwame Brown & Adam Morrison

February 11, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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Great way for Mike to see who he wants to keep for the future and who he needs to dump.

That's MJ's problem, he knows very little about talent!!

February 11, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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It's an interesting story. Jordan getting on the floor and coaching the young guys. If a legend like MJ takes the time to do that you pay attention to which players are embracing the situation and learning from it. They are the ones that you want to keep for the future. The ones that aren't you try to get rid of them. Great way for Mike to see who he wants to keep for the future and who he needs to dump.

Great post mma. The bobcats only have the talent to fight or the 6-8 spot, but it shows alot of commitment by Mj to help his team out and could pose a lure for free agents in the future. Now these are the stories Fannation should be postin daily instead of what breakfast LBJ had or the daily Carmelo story.

February 11, 2011  11:16 AM ET

Come on now, I wouldn't be quoted as saying my boss sucked at something. Every player is going to come out talking about how MJ still has it. If these clowns are getting schooled by a 48 yr old. I guess MJ at practice is news worthy in Charlotte...

February 11, 2011  11:43 AM ET

He didnt say rear end.

February 11, 2011  12:24 PM ET

Is MJ hoping to motivate his players or demoralize them? Imagine if your one of the Charlotte players and your boss beats you handily. What does that say about their skill level?

Mike stay on the sidelines. If you want to show up the younger players, take it out on someone other than your team.

February 11, 2011  12:49 PM ET
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MJ is the best guard and player EVER...second place is not even close...

Way to go out on a limb...... Magic is closer than you think however.

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