Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

Charlotte Hornets forward Al Jefferson was a guest on SI’s Chris Mannix’s Open Floor podcast Monday, and he revealed the advice he’s received while playing for the team’s owner, Michael Jordan.

Although Jordan played the shooting guard position and wasn’t a big man, he was a prolific post player, and Jefferson mentioned that Jordan has taught him a few things about making decisions on the low post.

“The one thing about MJ, the things he always gave me advice about on the block, was about reading the defense,” Jefferson said. “Sometimes I find myself thinking too much on the offensive end, because the double team comes in sometimes, or sometimes they act like they’ll come, and sometimes they won’t come at all. He always tells me how to read the defense and when to be able to go, and understand when you can’t go, when you got to make the pass to your teammates, and when you go attack.”

When asked if Jordan can still play, Jefferson laughed.

“Yeah, he still got game,” he said. “You just look in his eyes and you can tell that when he step on the court, something is going to come out of him.”

Jefferson also dished out his opinions on the best post defenders in the league, his biggest influences growing up, and much more. You can listen to the full podcast below, and you can subscribe on iTunes here.

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