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October 16, 2013

Grizzlies owner wants Michael Jordan 1-on-1, offers $1 million charity contribution

ImageSo what’s the deal on one-on-one games? First the Kraken claims he’d beat LeBron James and now the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies wants Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.

The Kraken – Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy – told the Observer’s Jonathan Jones he could not only stay with NBA most valuable player LeBron James, but he’d beat him one-on one.

And now Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera is challenging Jordan to a one-on-one game, offering to stake a $1 million contribution to charity.

Pera had been joking with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on Twitter, asking why Cuban had postponed a one-on-one game between them since “I would make quick work of him.”

Then Pera upped the stakes with this Tweet directed at Hall of Famer Jordan:

“If we are talking a charity game, get me MJ! I’ll up the charity contribution to $1 m”

No immediate response from Jordan, when the Observer inquired around noon Wednesday. But be forewarned, Mr. Pera: If Jordan beat rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist one-on-one a year ago, you might be in way over your head.

Of course, if Pera feels ultra-confident he could offer some real stakes. How about winner gets Marc Gasol and Jordan spots Pera an advantage: Say, a 5-0 lead to 10 points?


Posted by Observer Sports on October 16, 2013 at 12:23 PM | Permalink


That would be the easiest million he ever made. But since he has the Bobcats profitable,he doesn't have to worry about it.

Posted by: Mike T. | Oct 16, 2013 2:59:22 PM

The entire league and sports in general are having a good laugh at Air Minimum's expense -- he's afraid to play a 35 year old white boy!

Obviously Pera has million to burn, Air Minimum is still paying off Tyrus.

Posted by: NASTAR99 | Oct 17, 2013 11:47:08 AM

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