“I Smoke Six Cigars a Day” – MJ
Just two weeks ago, Stan Van Gundy called out the NBA for not taking their future series – beyond the pending retirement of LeBron James. The Detroit Pistons coach and gm felt the league should rid away max-contracts and the draft, to make an even playing field for small-market teams.
Unfortunately, the NBA is still allowing super-teams, which is working great business and ratings rise in the current trend of arcade-basketball we’ve seen over the last six years.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors rivalry going on a fourth consecutive year, the league is making sure to keep selling us this series – which hasn’t showed any decline of interest since 2015. Well, Michael Jordan spoke with Cigar Aficionado magazine this week and echoed those same sentiments of Coach Van Gundy. He went to say, “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.” Given that he’s a majority team owner, he’s suffering from players choosing to team-up with friends in larger markets; which is also causing many franchises around the rest of the league to lose money.
With Commissioner Adam Silver still pampering to every wish, demand and need from King James, it’s no secret anymore how MJ really feels about LeBron’s championships and Kevin Durant’s exit to Golden State. Let us know in the comments below what you think of Jordan’s recent comments, and whether or not the NBA will survive at this rate with super-teams.