MJ scratching hoops itch

Updated: September 23, 2004, 8:24 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Michael Jordan showed up at Hoops Gym in Chicago last week with his Air Jordans in tow, looking for a pick-up game. His trainer, Tim Grover, runs A.T.T.A.C.K. Athletics out of Hoops Gym and has a legendary run of NBA veterans and rookies taking place behind closed doors each summer. Grover hires NBA refs and uses the time to get the players he trains ready for the NBA season.

Jordan was just coming off his camp in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he played against some of the top college players in the country, including Chris Paul, Mustafa Shakur, Rashad McCants, Jarrett Jack and Joey Graham.

Michael Jordan
Apparently, that wasn't enough to scratch his itch.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer