Michael Jordan has promised to make his mark as the new majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and His Airness went as far as joining in in the team’s shootaround this morning in Charlotte. After the workout, Jordan challenged former Duke guard Gerald Henderson to a friendly game of H-O-R-S-E. But despite what would seem to be an intimidating matchup with the former NBA and UNC Tar Heel legend, Henderson rose to the occasion by defeating Jordan not once, but twice.
One of Michael Jordan’s first acts since reaching a deal to buy the Charlotte Bobcats: losing two games of H-O-R-S-E to guard Gerald Henderson.
A trash-talking Jordan attended the Bobcats’ shootaround Monday morning before their game against Dallas, challenging the rookie Henderson to a shooting competition after the workout.
While Jordan made a free throw with his eyes closed and relentlessly needled Henderson, he couldn’t hold him off in either game.
Perhaps Henderson’s strong showing against his new boss will help the rookie see more time on the court for the Bobcats, who are on the cusp of qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in team history. Henderson started out the year strong by recording double-digit point totals in four of his first seven games, but he has seen limited action so far during the second half of the season.
UPDATE: We’ve just unearthed some video of Henderson’s victories, via the Charlotte Bobcats’ official team site. Enjoy…