Tweet of the Night: Robert Pera says he would dominate Cuban one-on-one, wants Jordan instead

Robert PeraThe man you see in action above is none other than Robert Pera, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. At age 35, he is currently the youngest owner of an NBA team and has clearly kept himself in great shape. In fact, he felt so good back in September that he actually challenged Tony Allen – one of the best defensive guards in the league – to a game of one-on-one and promised to donate $100,000 to a charity that Allen is dedicated to if he lost the contest. The result would be all too predictable, but it would be fun nonetheless. 

The event has unfortunately been postponed, but Pera’s abilities on the court has sparked some interesting conversations on who may be a suitable opponent for him. Apparently, one of the names mentioned has been Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, to which Pera had this to say:

He’s probably right about this, given that Cuban is 20 years older (even if Cuban is still competitively playing as this photo would suggest). Either way, that would be an intriguing match to watch. Looking for stiffer competition, though, Pera decided to float another idea that would truly entertain:

If this event actually occurs, it would undoubtedly be one of the best things to ever take place between two NBA owners. Of course, Pera would have next to no chance at beating Jordan, but perhaps the following clip gives him a glimmer of hope (the part where Jordan gets taken to school while saying “What, y’all think I had this camp just so you could beat me?” is absolute gold):

It’s unlikely that this event will ever take place, but knowing Jordan’s competitive nature, who knows? If someone told him that the owner of the Grizzlies challenged him to a game of one-on-one, he just might take him up on the offer. And! It would be for a great cause.

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James Park is the chief blogger of Sheridan Hoops. Find him on twitter @SheridanBlog



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