Hornets’ Malik Monk Thinks He Can Beat ‘Pretty Old’ Michael Jordan

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No, this isn’t another article discussing the outrageous boasts by annoying loud-mouth LaVar Ball, this “Michael Jordan Proclamation” comes from a member of Jordan’s own NBA team.

Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk is waiting to be cleared for full basketball activity after being held out of the summer league with a sprained ankle but showed that his confidence is just fine.

“If I’m not playing, I can’t watch,” Monk said via the Charlotte Observer. “I was mad the whole time. So, yeah, I was super mad.”

Monk is scheduled to return on Tuesday.

The Hornets plan to work Monk at point guard. At 6-3 Monk is considered to be a bit under-sized to play shooting guard in the NBA.

Monk is confident he can thrive in either role.

“I think they want me to do both,” Monk said. “I think I can do it pretty good.”

Monk mentioned that he is looking forward to play alongside Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who he sees similarities between Walker and Sacramento Kings rookie De’Aaron Fox.

“Kemba does everything just like Fox,” Monk said.

But Monk grabbed headlines when he proclaimed that he could be Hornets’ team owner Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one.

Jordan is 54 years old.

“He’s pretty old right now,” Monk said of Jordan. “I think I can get him.”