Common recalls Michael Jordan’s survey of his skills at 2010 celebrity basketball, but unfortunately was unimpressed by the skills of the singer.
Common recalls Michael Jordan during a celebrity basketball game in 2010, the 60-year-old Jordan assessed Common’s performance and, unfortunately, found it lacking, as revealed by the “The People” singer. Common had previously served as a ball-boy for the Chicago Bulls, Jordan’s former team.
“I couldn’t believe that he couldn’t recognize that my game was actually a good game,” Common added humorously, reflecting on how Jordan’s comment playfully “brought him back down to earth.”
“I was smart enough to do that at the end of the show,” Common remarked with a grin, acknowledging that “everyone’s attention shifted to him, and I faded into the background.”
“My mother actually is really great friends with somebody who works for that president. And for one of my birthdays, she got me a gift that I was supposed to play President Obama in a 1:1 in basketball,” he explained. “It was years ago, and I never got to fulfill that prophecy.”
“I was fully prepared to take him on and emerge victorious, regardless of the circumstances,” he asserted. “Whether he was the president of the Secret Service was present, I was resolute. While I hold great respect for Michelle and the entire family, my goal was to outplay Barack Obama.”