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Frank Ntilikina of the New York Knicks shared what Michael Jordan told him when he was 16.

Ntilikina, known for his excellent defensive play, is in the midst of his best season with the Knicks. He has shown improvement offensively this season.

Ntilikina is averaging a career-high 6.3 points per game. He is shooting 32.1 percent on 3-pointers, 44.4 percent on 2-point field goals and 86.4 percent from the free-throw line. All are career-bests for the 21-year-old point guard in his third season with the Knicks.

Meanwhile, Jordan has been in the spotlight, as The Last Dance, a documentary detailing his final season with the Chicago Bulls, continues to air.