1. Michael Jordan, Shooting Guard (Retired)
Yes, I know this really changes the pattern of this list when a 57-year-old all-time great former Chicago Bulls shooting guard, Michael Jordan, would be playing in an NBA charity game. LaVine and White could theoretically cook MJ on the court at this point.
How would someone like MJ possibly play in a charity game against other current NBA players you ask?
For one, I would still never question the preparedness with which MJ would bring to the table, even in a charity game. He is getting older, but the pace of play obviously wouldn’t be what is usually seen in an NBA regular season or playoff game. This could just help to shake some of the rust off for a few current NBA players and mainly support the COVID-19 efforts and get the fans back engaged.
If there is ample enough time and opportunity to ensure the safety of the players in this charity game, then including MJ would be one of the most fun ideas that the NBA could come up with. We haven’t seen MJ in this type of atmosphere in a long-time, and it would be incredibly entertaining if nothing else.
The 14-time NBA All-Star and first ballot Pro Basketball Hall-of-Famer MJ would be a fantastic addition to any charity game event. Bulls fans would be so incredibly engaged, as should the rest of the NBA be in general. We are getting closer to 20 years since MJ retired from the NBA, but he could take his talents back out on the floor in this hypothetical event.