Jamison: Jordan could still play under right conditions

The Sports Xchange
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Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
That was Michael Jordan's response during his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2009 when asked about playing at age of 50. With Jordan turning 50 on Feb. 17, Los Angeles Lakers forward and fellow North Carolina alum, Antawn Jamison, said Jordan could average 10-12 points per game if he played today -- under the right circumstances.
"I wouldn't doubt that in the right situation with a LeBron (James) on his team or with a Kobe (Bryant) on this team, he could get you about 10 or 11 points, come in and play 15-20 minutes," Jamison said according to ESPN. "I wouldn't doubt that at all, especially if he was in shape and injuries were prevented and things of that nature."
In Jordan's final season he was 40 years old and averaged 20 points a game in about 37 minutes per game.
Speaking before Friday's Lakers-Bobcats game, Jamison talked about stories of Jordan still being unstoppable.
"You hear stories still to this day, especially last year, him going to the practice facility and playing 1-on-1 with the guys and still they can't stop him," Jamison said.
The oldest player to play in the NBA was Matthew "Nat" Hickey, who played for the Providence Steam Rollers on Jan. 28, 1948, two days shy of his 46th birthday.

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