“No F**king Way”: After Acquiring Michael Jordan’s $3 Billion Hornets Share, Doubtful 46 YO Singer Bows Out of Potential Face-Off

Published 09/29/2023, 11:50 AM EDT

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Competing Michael Jordan on his own basketball court can be intimidating even for the pro players. When the same question was asked to one of Jordan’s friends, the answer wasn’t unexpected. Basketball players and fans are well aware of his competitive nature. Looking at the response of a 46-year-old singer, it seems His Airness still possesses the same aura and power.

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Being a part of Charlotte Hornets’ group of new owners, the famed singer explained that he has no interest in taking on the challenge of beating Jordan in basketball.

What does Eric Church think about a one-on-one game with Michael Jordan?

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Recently, the American Country singer Eric Church appeared for an interview with Esquire. During the conversation, he shed light on several things. Talking about his recent acquisition, the host had an intriguing question for him. Church was asked if he would be able to beat the 6x champion in basketball. His response wasn’t surprising. However, it showcased yet another fascinating facet of the legend. After much thoughtful consideration, Church stated, “He’s 60. Umm…if I get the ball first, maybe in 10 years. Maybe, probably not today. He’s competitive as hell.” He added, “If he reads that question before we play, no f**king way.”

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MJ is still very much the same competitor he was on the court. While his abilities might not be the same anymore, it seems like the legend still has enough skill to win a game against Church. The 46-year-old singer wisely chose to accept his defeat against the champion. This interview came after he made the news headlines for his purchase of an ownership stake in Charlotte Hornets.

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Earlier this year, Jordan made a deal worth $3 billion to sell his majority share in the Charlotte Hornets. The deal saw him become the richest NBA player ever. The share was sold to a group led by Rick Schnall and Gabe Plotkin. Church, J. Cole, Chris Shumway, and more are also part of the group.

Aside from this business relationship, the two were spotted together last year for a NASCAR Cup Series. Following the event, the singer shared a picture of him with MJ on his IG and wrote, “Enjoyed the fellowship and the libation. Go Heels.”

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Well, what do you think of Eric’s response? Do you think Church would be able to beat Jordan? Share with us in the comments below.

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Pritha Debroy

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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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