By Ross Kelly
It has certainly been an interesting summer for Bulls’ guard Jimmy Butler. First he took a 75% pay cut to leave Adidas and join the Jordan Brand. But he then made up for that lost money by re-signing with the Bulls for $95 million on a five year contract. But on Saturday he got to do something that, literally, billions of people have thought about doing at some point: he went one-on-one with Michael Jordan.
At Jordan’s youth summer basketball camp, the 52-year-old owner of the Hornets had a shooting contest with Butler. Even some of the campers got involved in what has to be the thrill of a lifetime for them. With the clock winding down, Jordan had a shot for the win and you can imagine what happened:
There’s been a touch of NBA nostalgia over the past couple of days with Olajuwon and Mutombo suiting up in the NBA Africa Game and now Jordan beating a player half his age. Throw in the Shaq vs. Pippen beef and it feels like we’re back in 1996 all over again.