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52-year-old MJ sinks Butler in shooting contest (with a kid's help)

<p>L: PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Michael Jordan attends a press conference for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan Shoe during the 'Palais 23' interactive exhibition dedicated to Michael Jordan at Palais de Tokyo in Paris on June 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>R: CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 12: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls drives down court in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Five in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on May 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 106-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)</p>

L: PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Michael Jordan attends a press conference for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan Shoe during the 'Palais 23' interactive exhibition dedicated to Michael Jordan at Palais de Tokyo in Paris on June 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images)

 

R: CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 12: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls drives down court in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Five in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena on May 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 106-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls signed restricted free agent Jimmy Butler to a five-year, $95 million contract in July in large part because he's viewed by just about everyone to be the franchise's best point guard since Michael Jordan.

The caveat, of course, that he is the best Bulls shooting guard since Jordan was actually playing with the Bulls (which he did until 1998). At 25 years old, Butler is supposed to be better than the 52-year-old, 2015 version of MJ.

Isn't he?

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At the Michael Jordan Flight Camp at UC Santa Barbara this past weekend, His Airness squared off against Butler in a 2-on-2 shooting contest, former Bull and current Bull each teaming up with a camper. As you can see in the video below, Jordan does what he always does -- drains a shot at the buzzer. (OK, maybe juuuust after the buzzer.) And when the clock runs out on Butler's round, look who's declared the winner (and whose teammate scores a free pair of shoes).

After it was over, even Butler had to acknowledge he was in the presence of greatness. For non-Spanish speakers, cabra means goat. Or in this case, G.O.A.T.

Last season, the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets finished 28th in the NBA in scoring, 29th in field-goal percentage and dead last in 3-point shooting percentage.

Hey, they couldn't do any worse. And you gotta imagine the owner could score him at a pretty good price.

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