Jordan still showing flashes of "His Airness"

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Michael Jordan may have lost a step or two since his playing days but continues to shows flashes of "His Airness" and can still put the ball in the hoop, members of the Charlotte Bobcats say.

Jordan, a five-times NBA most valuable player and now the owner of the Bobcats, likes to show his players a move or two in workouts.

"He's been kicking our (butts)," Bobcats captain Gerald Wallace told reporters.

"He still has it," Wallace added. "He doesn't have his quickness, but he's a scorer, he's a shooter. The last thing to go is your jump shot, and he still has that."

Jordan, who will be 48 next week, led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1980s and '90s in a career that earned him All-Star honors 10 times.

The Hall of Famer has not played in an NBA game since 2003, when he staged a comeback in a two-year experiment with the Washington Wizards.

Jordan did not comment on Thursday's full-court workout, but Bobcats coach Paul Silas said Jordan likes to hold players accountable and uses the sessions as a classroom.

"He still can shoot the basketball like unbelievable, and he can move well," Silas said of Jordan.

"At his age he couldn't do it substantially enough for a long period of time, but for a short period of time, he can get it done."

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)