Video: Michael Jordan dunks at age 50
Shortly after Michael Jordan turned 50 on February 17, Clyde Drexler got in a few one-liners at his longtime rival's expense.
“Man, he’s old," Drexler joked during All-Star Weekend in Houston. "I hope he enjoys it, has fun and gets ready for the next 50. He’s just making the turn. We’ve got to go to the back nine.”
The legendary Bulls guard showed this week that he shouldn't be shipped off to the golf course permanently just yet. During his annual Michael Jordan Flight School camp at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jordan proved that he can still rise up and throw down. On Thursday, the camp's Twitter account posted a photograph of Jordan dunking as one camper watched from the paint.
Update: Here's the video.
Back in 2011, a 48-year-old Jordan easily dunked with his right hand at a “Fantasy Camp” for Bobcats fans.
There's little doubt that we will be seeing photos and videos of Jordan, winner of the 1987 and 1988 Slam Dunk Contests, throwing down for years to come. After all, a documentary recently captured Julius Erving dunking at the age of 63, and you know MJ won't let anybody, not even Dr. J., one-up him.
In case you were wondering, April 16 marked the 10-year anniversary of Jordan's final NBA game. He tallied 15 points, four rebounds and four assists as his Wizards lost to the Sixers 107-87.