Posted October 15, 2013

Grizzlies owner challenges Michael Jordan to $1 million game

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Robert Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a one-on-one game for charity. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a one-on-one game. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grizzlies owner Robert Pera used Twitter to challenge the greatest player of all time to a game of 1-on-1. On Monday night, Pera tweeted his plan to put up $1 million for charity if Michael Jordan will take him on.

Jordan’s name came up after Pera fielded suggestions that he play Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. If the Grizzlies owner is to play another NBA owner, he wants Jordan, who owns the Bobcats.

Pera, 35, already had plans to play Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen in a 1-on-1 game dubbed “A Battle on the Bluff. ” But the event scheduled to raise $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis was postponed.

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How much game does Pera have when compared to other NBA owners? He recently released a YouTube video of him sinking jump shots during drills with Grizzlies coaches on the team’s practice court.


8 comments
BathazarXavier
BathazarXavier

nobody wants to see this. if it were mj vs. lebron or someone relevant, then it would be news.

bartmolina
bartmolina

There was no defense in the posted video. Don't think he will beat MJ even with 15 years difference.

mannythegoat
mannythegoat

@bartmolina Nobody thinks he's going to beat Jordan. Even he doesn't. That's not the point. 

If you could pick one NBA owner to play 1-on-1 for charity, who would you pick? Exactly. You would pick Michael Jordan. Even if you knew he wouldn't let you score a point. 

BathazarXavier
BathazarXavier

@riley8 @BathazarXavier first of all...$1m for charity is fine...but calling it a charity "game" is ludicrous. again...if they want to garner interest, give mj some reasonable competition or at least make it entertaining in some other way. but mj straight up against this dude is a joke, for $1 or $1m.