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Frank Kaminsky: I think Michael Jordan would beat me one-on-one

Frank Kaminsky has the opportunity to play for a team owned by one of his heroes and after much encouragement from Michael Jordan in the locker room, Dan Patrick asks him who would win in a match-up, him or Jordan?

Michael Jordan said he was pretty sure he could beat some current Hornets one-on-one.

Frank Kaminsky agrees with the team’s owner, and the rookie points the finger at himself.

Kaminsky on The Dan Patrick Show:

Patrick: “You think you could take him one-on-one?”

Kaminsky: “No. I wouldn’t want to try.”

Patrick: “You don’t want to beat one of your heroes. Is that what you’re saying?”

Kaminsky: “No. I’m actually saying the opposite. I don’t want to lose.”

Patrick: “Now, he thinks he could beat you.”

Kaminsky: “I think he could beat me, too.”

If a 52-year-old Jordan can beat Kaminsky, that’s a problem for Kaminsky – and Jordan by extension. The Hornets owner rejected a loaded trade offer from the Celtics to draft Kaminsky. Charlotte has paid a huge opportunity cost for Kaminsky.

I’ll give Kaminsky the benefit of the doubt that he was just flattering his boss.

On an unrelated note, have you read Kurt’s excellent breakdown of last night’s games?