the dude10/12/2017 4:50:37 PM
NBA Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn't a fan of the NBA's so-called superteam era.
"I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint," Jordan said in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine. "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.
chrisw10/12/2017 6:34:34 PM
Kind of sounds like the NCAA to me...except change 28 to 300+.
Also, I don't think that he complained when the Bulls won everything, every year, or NC was always in the tourney.
That all said, I agree with him!
the dude10/12/2017 6:50:36 PM
Haha, true Chris, he also would have no issue if he owned one of the 2 teams, but he's right about this and refreshingly so.
I actually made the opposite argument yesterday, that the NCAA is so great precisely because so many teams COULD win a title. If teams from the Horizon and WCC can make a Final, I think that bears out.
Did folks see the Warriors Vegas odds to win the title in that link? 5 to 14. 5 to 14! Not sure yet who the NCAA odds fav is but I'd think it might be 5 to 1, 6 to 1. Not to 5 to 14!
thomas10/13/2017 10:20:55 AM
The Dude, I agree with Jordan too. I know some people get tired of hearing the 'AAU Culture Has Ruined Basketball' lines, but....the AAU Culture Has Ruined Basketball!! Most of today's players lack that competitiveness and will to win that previous generations of players had because the AAU culture has taught them that winning isn't that important and it's okay to jump from team to team until you find a situation to your liking. That's why Kevin Durant is on an Oklahoma City team that has 73-win Golden State down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, loses the series in 7 games and then joins that Golden State team that beat him in a hard-fought 7 game series!! That's why you have LeBron James creating 'LeBron's All-Stars' with 2 other elite players every 3 years. That's also why we have NBA players who have top-notch travel accommodations, top-notch nutrition and top-notch health care complaining about the season being too long!!
Sure, Durant won a title with Golden State and was named MVP, but it would have been a LOT better feeling for him if he came back the next year with Oklahoma City, took out Golden State and then won a title. That's what Michael Jordan did, remember how he got beat down by the Pistons for 3 or 4 straight years in the playoffs, and then he swept them in the 1991 Playoffs and began his run of dominance. Not only did he sweep them, the Pistons walked off the court with time left on the clock in a cowardly fashion, Jordan didn't just beat them, he humiliated them!!
colonial7710/13/2017 1:01:07 PM
All the superstars except Kobe cause no one would play with him.
the dude10/13/2017 2:19:45 PM
Thomas, so true! well stated!
the dude10/14/2017 3:08:48 AM
Duke 5 to 1
Kentucky 7 to 1
Mich St 7 to 1
Arizona 12 to 1
Kansas 12 to 1
UNC 20 to 1
Nova 20 to 1
Last year's winner UNC? Also enterred year 20 to 1. Can't recall the last time the NBA had a legit surprise title winner. Can't even think of a mild surprise winner in the recent years.
notta hater10/14/2017 7:35:31 AM
the NBA needs to fold 4 teams.