Michael Jordan on National Basketball Association parity: 28 teams 'are going to be garbage'

Michael Jordan on National Basketball Association parity: 28 teams 'are going to be garbage'

A Boston Celtics team with a fascinating young core led by Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward?

Jordan is likely referring to the concentration of talent on the Golden State Warriors' roster. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George both were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder to pair up with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. One more team. I couldn't have made the (entire) East better.

NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn't a fan of the NBA's so-called superteam era.

Jordan also told the magazine that he does not have the patience for coaching. "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". I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time, where you don't have the privacy that you would want. I'm not here to judge, but six cigars a day seems a bit indulgent, if not harmfully hedonistic.

One has to wonder if Jordan thinks his Charlotte Hornets team is going to be garbage this season.


"I never played against Wilt Chamberlain, Jordan said".

Some have cited Kevin Durant's decision to sign with Golden State as a free agent in 2016 as a move that worsened the NBA's competitive balance. However, that was a special case, as he is a native of nearby Akron and was originally drafted by the Cavs, spending his first seven seasons with that team before returning in 2014.

Thoughts on super teams?

James was criticized for choosing to join his rivals rather than trying to beat them, but at the time, Jordan claimed he didn't have a problem with it, although he said it was not what he would have done. "And that's how people are judging certain things", Jordan said. It's an opportunity these kids have today.

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver, though, pushed back against the idea that the league suffers from a competitive balance issue last May in an interview on ESPN's Mike & Mike.

In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said that having just a few teams building collections of star players ruins the league's parity.

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