There’s two things that you should keep in mind about Michael Jordan.

  1. He is 52 years old.
  2. He is still the greatest trash talker that ever set foot on a court.

His Airness might not be running the lanes in the customary 23 jersey nowadays, but that doesn’t mean for a second that he’s lost a step verbally.

And he doesn’t give a damn who you are – whether it be Gary Payton, Reggie Miller, extras on the set of Space Jam, or a plucky young teen trying to fling dank memes at him at a summer camp.

That, from a Michael Jordan Flight School camp, is a brave young soul trying to drop a “WHAT ARE THOOOOOOOSE?” on Michael Freaking Jordan.

For those playing along at home – or indeed for those above the age of about 17 – “What are those?” is a meme that (mostly American) youths have used to throw at people they spy wearing ugly or cheap shoes.

Which is all well and good when you’re addressing an unsuspecting, underpaid officer of the law sporting a pair of cheap Hush Puppies that straddle the balance between form and function.

But in this instance you’re addressing MICHAEL ACTUAL JORDAN. A man who has the most successful and enduring shoe endorsement deal in the history of shoes.

Despite having to ask someone what the kid was on about – again, he’s a 52 year old man whose default reaction to the word “Vine” is still “a plant” – he still straight roasted this child by pointing out the fact that he was wearing a pair of Air Jordan XX9 Lows.

As in, a pair of sneakers that is not commercially available because he had them specially made for him by the shoe brand that is named after him.

That’s what those are, kid.

Sit the fuck down.

Photo: Catherine Steenkeste via Getty Images.

via Bleacher Report.