MJ warns of ‘ garbage’ across NBA

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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