Sport Michael Jordan speaks out against NBA super teams

23:05  12 october  2017
23:05  12 october  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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On Monday July 25th, Michael Jordan did something that he has rarely done in the past- he spoke up about a topic that has become a political and social hot topic in the news in recent weeks. Over the course of his basketball career, as well as in retirement, and being an NBA team owner of the

You know it’s real when Michael Jordan decides to speak out . Not known for being one to touch on social issues throughout his career, or even after it, the legendary Chicago Bulls star put his name on a long list of current owners to speak out against Donald Trump and his recent criticism of athletes.

Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn't a fan of super teams.© Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn't a fan of super teams. This past summer around the NBA was filled with teams adding top-end talent as a way to hopefully contend with the reigning champion Golden State Warriors.

From Chris Paul joining James Harden in Houston to the Oklahoma City Thunder adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to team up with reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, the league is entering an era of super teams.

The super team situation was taken to a whole new level when Kevin Durant bolted Oklahoma City for the aforementioned Warriors. But in reality, it started when LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in South Beach years ago.

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Jordan , who owns the Charlotte Hornets says he supports the NBA ’s Commissioner Adam Silver and “its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech.” Michael Jordan Donates Million To African-American Museum.

In any event, six-time NBA champion and the greatest of them all, Michael Jordan, is now speaking out against the NBA’s current super team model.

“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint, Jordan told Cigar Aficionado (h/t Ben Golliver of “You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”

One has to wonder if Jordan thinks his Charlotte Hornets team is going to be garbage this season. The all-time great is a part owner of the franchise.

In any event, it’s an interesting take from a guy who existed on the court at a time that competitive balance really wasn’t the name of the game. For a six-year span in which he played full seasons, Jordan earned six NBA titles and won the MVP four times.

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