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Only 3 Active Players Had The Chance To Play Against Michael Jordan

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Vince Carter just announced his retirement from professional basketball after a 22-year career enchanting everybody on a nightly basis. The future Hall of Famer was part of an exclusive club until Thursday, where he decided to hang the boots and call it a career.

Carter was one of four active players to have played against the GOAT Michael Jordan. He was drafted in 1998 and couldn't play against Jordan while he was still part of the Chicago Bulls. However, they went against each other when Jordan was playing with the Washington Wizards.

With Vince retired, there are only three active players who played against His Airness. In recent years, players like Tony Parker and Dirk Nowitzki left this club, as well.

Pau Gasol

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The Spaniard big man made his NBA debut in 2001 with the Memphis Grizzlies, so he had the chance to meet Jordan a couple of times after the latter joined the Washington Wizards as a player. Gasol hasn't retired officially so he's still active and trying to get a new opportunity in the league. He's stated his desire to finish his career with the Los Angeles Lakers but nothing has been said so far.

Tyson Chandler

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Credit: Getty Images

Tyson Chandler has played for several teams around the association and he's still active, being part of the Houston Rockets. Of course, he's not the dominant force that made the All-NBA Defensive Teams in the past, but he's part of Mike D'Antoni's team. He was the second overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft, so he had the chance to face MJ when the latter was with the Wizards. At age 39, it doesn't look like Chandler has much left in the tank.

Jamal Crawford

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Mr. Crossover faced Jordan and is a good friend of MJ, actually. He entered the league in 2000, receiving any kind of praise from His Airness, who took Crawford under his wing, creating a great friendship. He met MJ a couple of times while he was part of the Bulls and Jordan of the Wizards. Crawford hasn't retired and is still looking for another shot in the league; it remains to be seen what team is going to give him another opportunity to play.


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