Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

'Garbage': Michael Jordan hits out at worrying National Basketball Association trend

'Garbage': Michael Jordan hits out at worrying National Basketball Association trend

The Chicago Bulls legend and six-time National Basketball Association champion who now owns the Charlotte Hornets shared his thoughts on stars around the league joining forces in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said the superteam era will leave the league with one or two great teams while the 28 other teams "are going to be garbage".

"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 are going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment".

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.

Charlotte managed to get Dwight Howard via trade and the team will have to improve to keep rising star Kemba Walker on the roster before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

"He in a transitional period", Jordan said. What changed between that timeframe to now - social media, Twitter, all those types of things that have invaded the personality and personal time of individuals.

"Jack is the greatest major champion of all time, but Tiger Woods played by far the best golf". He indirectly compared Woods' relationship with Jack Nicklaus to his with Bill Russell.

"I can't play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team". To now say that one's greater than the other is being a little bit unfair... He is, to me, in a very unique situation. We've talked. I'm a big fan. "I was more into stock auto racing than I was into anything else". "We hang out a lot". That's what they think.

On possibly coaching: "No".

Jordan, 54, also said he lacked the patience to be a coach, saying his biggest problem was the focus level of today's players.

"I never played against Wilt Chamberlain", Jordan said. I think you're going to see these things have a way of working themselves out over time.

On his bucket list: "Winning a championship in Charlotte".

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