Bulls gunner Jimmy Butler claims he beat great Michael Jordan in shooting contest
Contrary to public perception, Jimmy Butler says he beat Michael Jordan in a shooting contest whose video has recently gone viral. AP

JIMMY Butler bared in a Chicago radio show how he won in a shooting game against Michael Jordan recently in the NBA great's Flight School basketball camp in Santa Barbara, California.

Videos went viral of Jordan converting a jumper in what appeared to be a contest he won against Butler in a battle between former and current Chicago Bulls stars.

However, Butler, who is being sponsored by Brand Jordan, said the exact opposite happened.

“It was good. I won; let's just leave it at that,” said Butler in ‘The Waddle & Silvy Show’ on ESPN Radio Chicago.

Butler, nevertheless, said Jordan, 52 and now owner of the Charlotte Hornets, can still play the game.

“Mike's still got it.  I'm not going to say that he can get up and down right now, but the guy is the greatest to ever play the game. He loves the game.”

Butler then spoke about Jordan’s golf game, saying he doesn’t plan to face the Bulls legend on the course anytime soon.

“I hear that his golf game is really great so I'll stick to the basketball court and he can have the golf,” Butler said.

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