Michael Jordan On Superteams: "28 Teams Are Going To Be Garbage"

Ruben Hill
October 13, 2017

Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that National Basketball Association stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance.

The defending champion Golden State Warriors, highlighted by the superstar foursome of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, have faced the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, Kevin Love and formerly Kyrie Irving, in three consecutive NBA Finals.

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.

In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said, "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint".

"First of all, you're never going to say who's the greatest of all time", he said. I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time, where you don't have the privacy that you would want.

Jordan did an interview with.wait for it.Cigar Aficionado for the magazine's upcoming 25th anniversary issue that hits newstands on October 31, and he was asked how often he smokes. Barring any major injuries, the Warriors will be the prohibitive favorites to win the championship again. "No, because we played in different eras". What changes between that time to now? He is, to me, in a very unique situation. "I was more into stock vehicle racing than I was into anything else". All they think about is he batted.202, and he struck out a certain number of times.

Jordan, 54, also said he lacked the patience to be a coach, saying his biggest problem was the focus level of today's players. For me to ask an individual to focus on the game the way I played would, in some ways, be unfair.

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