MJ warns of ‘ garbage’ across NBA
Hornets owner Michael Jordan says NBA stars ganging up and playing for superteams will hurt competitive balance.
Last year, Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the already loaded Golden State Warriors. This year, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George landed with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, creating another so- called superteam with tremendous star power.
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. 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.” The issue comes out Oct. 31.
† Heat forward Rodney McGruder, who started 65 games last season and was a strong candidate to open this season in the same role, could miss three months after surgery next week to repair a stress fracture in his left leg.
† The WNBA’s San Antonio Stars say they are in negotiations to be sold and relocated. A person with knowledge of the situation said the buyer is based in Las Vegas.