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.

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at