I know most students don't pay attention in history class, but you'd think the best high school basketball players in the country, would be educated on the NBA's undisputed G.O.A.T. According to the USA Today, we've overestimated our youth.
In their downtime last week at the McDonald's All American Game in Chicago, a handful of the nation's top high school basketball players engaged in a heated debate about the greatest one-on-one player of all time.
Some said Kobe Bryant. Some said LeBron James. Most said Michael Jordan.
Not every player agreed with Williams-Goss, however. In advance of Saturday's Jordan Brand Classic (8 p.m., ET, ESPN2) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, we asked eight JBC All Americans how they would fare in a one-on-one matchup against the six-time NBA champion in his prime.
Nigel Williams-Goss from prep powerhouse Findlay Prep, was the only player to (correctly) give an 11-0 score in Jordan's favor. Half of the eight players polled by U.S.A. Today believed they would beat Jordan, during his prime. We're not even talking about the phenoms in this class.
They must be talking about Wizard's Jordan. Either way, they need to wise up and ask Michael Kidd-Gilchrist what the word is because they may not even want to see M.J. on the floor at age 50. That's either some serious self-confidence or they're poking the bear. This might be reason enough for Jordan to shock the Barclays Center crowd by suiting up and hanging these kids' Hanes up on the flagpole one more time before graduation. They don't want none.