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11/13/2013 06:40 pm ET

Michael Jordan Pickup Team: MJ Names Players He Would Pick (VIDEO)

Michael Jordan seems to have three requirements for anyone wanting to be selected to his pick-up hoops team:

1) Be an all-time great player.
2) Be an all-time great player who played in his era.
2) Be willing to let him keep the ball.

Asked to name his four preferred teammates for a pick-up game while promoting "NBA 2K14", Jordan was pretty blunt about his primary concern.

"What five guys would I pick up to make sure I hold on to the basketball?" he asked himself.

The players MJ didn't name might raise some eyebrows. He didn't pick Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Julius Irving, Shaq, Tim Duncan, LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.

Watch the video above to see who he did pick.

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