With “The Last Dance” coming to a close this weekend, Miles Bridges challenged Charlotte Hornets’ owner Michael Jordan to a game of 1-on-1.
As many Charlotte Hornets fans are looking forward to the last episode of “The Last Dance,” one current player offered a surprising challenge to Michael Jordan. Late Saturday night, Miles Bridges challenged Jordan to a game of 1-on-1.
Five years ago, Jordan was asked if he could Beat his Hornets players 1-on-1. His response was, “I’m pretty sure I can, but I don’t want to do that and demolish their confidence, so I stay away from them.”
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On Friday, this 2015 interview with France’s L’Equipe resurfaced and blew up fast. With the interview resurfacing, this prompted Bridges to challenge Jordan to a game via Twitter.
Bridges is currently finishing his second year as a professional. Bridges averaged 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season; his numbers drastically improved from his rookie season.
As a full-time starter for the Hornets, Bridges has received the chance to play against some elite NBA forwards. While many may question his defense at times, Bridges has remained an elite dunker.
Just like Jordan, Bridges has the ability to perform some highlight dunks. Because of his ability to perform highlight dunks during his rookie season, this earned him the chance to participate in the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest.
However, Bridges earned another shot to participate in All-Star weekend in 2020 after his improved play, this time in the Rising Stars Game. Bridges went on to shock many by tweeting “alright bet” at halftime of the game, and then by going on to win the Rising Stars Game MVP Award.
It’s no secret that the skills are there for Miles Bridges, but is it wise of him to challenge arguably the best basketball player of all-time? With Bridges’ tweet blowing up, would the 57-year-old Michael Jordan agree to a game of 1-on1?
By now, Bridges has possibly already personally spoken to Jordan. If Jordan accepts this challenge, this would surely give Hornets fans something huge to look forward to.