Few men can make the claim of having outdone the legendary Michael Jordan on the court but his son, Marcus, says he once beat the six time NBA champion in a one on one game.
The notoriously competitive Jordan has been in the headlines recently as episodes of ESPN’s The Last Dance aired.
The Last Dance chronicles Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls as they went on their historic quest for a second 3-peat during the 1997/98 NBA season.
Speaking to TMZ, Marcus claimed that he had done what hundreds of men had failed to do during Jordan’s glittering college and NBA careers.
“I had a quick victory,” Marcus told TMZ. “I can’t remember the score, but I did win.”
In typical Jordan fashion, he had requested another game, one which he would go on to win.
“He ran it right back and he obviously won on me and it was over,” Marcus says. “We really didn’t play too much after that.”
Marcus is Jordan’s second child from his first marriage to Juanita Vanoy. At one point, it looked like Marcus had a chance of carrying the Jordan legacy.
After playing in Wilmette, Illinois with his older brother Jeffrey Jordan in his high school Loyola Academy’s basketball team, leading it to a remarkable success during the championship, Marcus proceeded to transfer to Whitney Young High School in Chicago for his last two seasons.
His star fizzled out after a scandal ridden college career.