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Here’s Kenny Rogers pump-faking Michael Jordan in 1988 (video)


Michael Jordan vs. Kenny Rogers on the basketball court: Who ya got?

Awesome video just surfacing on reddit features a nine-second clip from the Kenny Rogers’ Classic Weekend 1988 where The Gambler jukes His Airness out of his jock with a killer pump fake.

And if you wanted to be hackneyed, you could say because he made the shot, “The Gambler,” he broke even. See, I’m all about being hackneyed.

Says the announcer:  “A fake! Kenny Rogers puts Jordan in the popcorn machine and hits a 21-footer.”

According to this listing — if this particular televised event covered the weekend in question — among the other attendees during the weekend included James Caan, John Mcenroe, Lorenzo Lamas, Larry Bird, Raymond Floyd, Isiah Thomas, Byron Allen, Janie Fricke and The Smothers Brothers. Now that’s a group, people.

Anyhoo, it’s an amusing trip courtesy of the Wayback Machine.

Here’s some additional video from the game:

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must leave. You see, I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.

Yeah, yeah, oh yeah, what condition my condition was in.

[H/T reddit, via Business Insider]