Michael Jordan is relevant as ever as he continues to critique the way the NBA has changed over the years. This time the Jumpman has an issue with the current status of superteams, a concept that has been ever-present but recently come to light thanks to LeBron James.
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in an interview with Cigar Aficionado that he is concerned about the NBA’s superteam era.
“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” he said (h/t Ben Golliver of SI.com). “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.”
Jordan never comments on which teams he’s referring too but it not too hard to figure out. The teams are probably the Golden State Warriors and The Cleveland Cavaliers, with Stephen Curry and LeBron James acting as the ring leaders of these superteams. The thing is, it’s not only these teams that have the potential to be great, regardless of how they stack their roster.
— Hooprs (@Hooprsofficial) October 12, 2017
Teams like the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets, have strengths in different areas that will definitely bring some fierce competition. The young guns on the Celtics and the dangerous offense of the Rockets should not be swept under the rug just because of a term that’s been swallowing the media whole.
It seems that the famous Michael Jordan always has something to complain about, but it’s a different time, a different era, and things change. Star players are more protected and superteams have emerged, but these aspects of the game shouldn’t be looked down upon. Sure it helps the franchise, but it also makes things exciting for the fans to see these teams dethroned and if they can’t be, then two freakin’ sweet teams will duel each other in what has to be an epic battle.
While there is something to be said about the fairness of one or two dominating teams, Jordan can go on smoking his 6 cigars a day. In the end the only thing that’s garbage is the trash spewing from his mouth.
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 12, 2017