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Could Michael Jordan still play at 50?

02/09/2013 7:06 PM ET
By Matt Hughes

Michael Jordan, current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, has hinted at still being able to suit up at 50.(AP)

Michael Jordan said he could still play in the NBA at 50. As Jordan's 50th birthday approaches at least one current NBA player thinks he could still hold his own on the court. 

As reported by ESPN, Lakers' forward Antawn Jamison thinks Jordan could still put up double figures on the right team. "I wouldn't doubt that in the right situation with a LeBron (James) on his team or with a Kobe (Bryant) on this team, he could get you about 10 or 11 points, come in and play 15-20 minutes," said Jamison. Jordan and Jamison are fellow University of North Carolina alums and used to play together during the off-season in Chapel Hill, N.C. 

Jordan famously hinted at his 2009 Hall of Fame induction ceremony that he might play again, saying, "One day you might look up and see me playing the game at 50." 

Jordan retired from basketball after the 2003 season with the Washington Wizards. He is a six-time NBA Finals MVP and holds the highest career playoff scoring average at 33.4 points per game.

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