He may be 50 years old, but Michael Jordan he hasn’t lost all of his athletic ability. The former NBA star is back in the news after he was seen dunking this past weekend.
Jordan showed off his skills at his annual Flight School camp, which takes place at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He was being defended by one of the kids at the camp, and drove to the basket before dunking the basketball.
The video has some wondering how Jordan might fare if he were to make another comeback to the NBA. When he retired at the age of 40, Jordan averaged 20 points per game for the Washington Wizards. In his Hall of Fame speech from 2009, Jordan joked about playing in the league again, once he turned 50.
"One day you may look up and see me playing a game at 50,” said Jordan. “Don't laugh. Never say never."
Besides the dunk, there is evidence that Jordan could actually have some success in the NBA at his current age. In February, Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist revealed that Jordan beat him in a game of one-on-one.
"It was hard for me," Kidd-Gilchrist said. "I lost. He's the greatest man that ever played the game.”
If Jordan were to make a comeback, he would be the oldest player in the league, by far. This past season, Grant Hill held that distinction at 41 years old. He played in 29 games for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.