... but who is?
Yes, Steele will tell you, a man nearing middle age recently schooled him in a pickup game.
"I guarded him one play," Steele said in a phone call from Santa Barbara, Calif. "I did everything I could and he still scored on me."
The unstoppable force was the founder of a camp Steele and Davidson are working this week. Oh, he's also an ex-Birmingham Baron.
Ever heard of Michael Jordan?
``He hit a fadeaway on me. I don't remember how close it was, but I cut him off good and he still hit it," Steele explained.
``It's amazing to watch him out there on the court and see how good he is. Even at 43, he's the best player I've ever seen."
OK, we know Jordan has game. But according to Jordan, so does Alabama's honorable mention All-American.
Jordan pulled Steele aside after one session to talk about Steele's talent and potential. The John Carroll Catholic High product, a rising junior point guard at Alabama, listened intently - once he picked his jaw off the floor.
``He gave me a lot of compliments, but he also gave me tips," Steele said.
The rest of the article can be read here:
Tide star Steele 'schooled' by basketball legend
Can't think of anyone better to get basketball advice from than Air Jordan... I do hope any advice Jordan gave to him in regards to basketball operations went in one ear and out the other.
More good press for Alabama basketball...