Yes, life is pretty sweet for the grizzled NBA veteran right now. But the fact that James came in and dropped nine points and 10 assists in the Chicago Bulls’ 95-89 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night just reinforces the same points that everyone around town has been trying to make for several weeks now.
Michael Jordan just might be the worst team owner in professional sports.
His franchise is an absolute joke. It is neglected. Lacks any common sense. And has no direction.
Michael Jordan is only interested in Michael Jordan. That served him well as a NBA player.
He won championships and set records. He is the GOAT.
But he did it for himself. Entirely. He has no real emotional attachment to Chicago or its fan base.
Unless of course it is to sell memorabilia, shoes and Hanes underwear.
He is a selfish philanderer. A compulsive gambler. And a shrewd endorsement huckster.
But he was badly exposed as being inept in management with Washington. And that trend has continued ever since he lowballed his friend into acquiring the Bobcats.
David Stern got what he wanted. An unabashed union busting me-first owner to serve a singular purpose of divide and conquering players during CBA negotiations.
It is the only executive talent Michael Jordan apparently possesses.
His team is garbage. His team brand pathetic.
And his own words have boomeranged back to him. If you cannot make a buck at winning in basketball, time to sell.
Well Mike, the Jerrys did it better than you. From top to bottom. Something to do with organizations being important. A concept that you mocked. And still mock today.
And that is why Michael Jordan is a failure as a team owner. Because now other people have to be the bigger picture in his life. Not him. And as an employer and executive of a dying NBA franchise, he has miserably failed. And he has shown no willingness to change or amend his ways. An absentee owner clueless on day to day management. The Jordan rule mandates that it all be about Michael Jordan.
The Bobcats don’t stand a chance.
Congrats to Coach Thibs and the reserve guys.
Amazing what can be accomplished when the team and organization are prioritized first.
And that is why the Bulls are contending for a championship. While the Bobcats are 3-13 with an owner that probably has zero plans on turning this franchise around, let alone who to select as a potential top draft pick.
What made Michael Jordan a winner on the basketball court are the very same attributes that destroy him as a team owner.