35 year old billionaire, Robert Pera is the youngest owner in the league, and actually possesses a pretty decent jumpshot and game. He's been putting in work with the Grizzlies training staff and issued a challenge to Grizzly, Tony Allen to play ones for $100,000. That game had been postponed but in the interim Pera went on Twitter and dropped the gauntlet down on Mavs owner Mark Cuban for a game of one-on-one for a million dollars to charity, and even said he'd take on Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.
Asked about the potential of playing for a cool mill for charity, Mike has zero interest, and goes as far to call the prospect of him playing Pera "comical."
If new Grizzlies owner Robert Pera wants to play one-on-one for $1 million to charity (as he said on Twitter), Jordan won’t be his opponent.
“I think that’s comical,’’ Jordan said. “It didn’t make any sense. Why would I play one one-on-one? It’s a no-win situation for me no matter what.”
Jordan's right, it is a no-win situation for him. Let's say they play to 11, and Jordan wins 11-2, well then Pera can claim he notched two baskets against the greatest to ever do it, and if MJ wins 11-0, well people will cite his height/reach advantage. Plus, you don't want to think what could happen if the Bulls legend loses - and yes, he could lose. One-on-one isn't always a great measure of how good of a basketball player you are. Just a few years ago a business man at a Jordan dream camp got to play His Airness and ended up beating him. If Pera somehow pulled out the W then I don't want to image the fury that would reign down from Jordan.