Truth & Rumors > NBA

Players call Michael Jordan a 'hypocrite'

Views
37772
Comments
73

09:45 AM ET 11.06 | Basketball legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan became the face of the hard-liner NBA owners this week, when a report broke that he is the face of a group of 10-14 owners who think a 50/50 revenue split with the players is too generous, preferring instead to offer a 47 percent stake. On Saturday, as labor talks between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association were winding down, at least three NBA players took to Twitter to express their frustration with Jordan. "I'm not wearing Jordans no more," Washington Wizards guard Nick Young said. "Can't believe what I just seen and heard from MJ. Elvis Done Left The Building." "Damn MJ," Indiana Pacers guard Paul George wondered aloud. "That's how you feel?" Later, Golden State Warriors rookie wing Klay Thompson replied to George: "You think the 1996 MJ would pull this? Straight hypocrite bro." George agreed: "Man straight hypocrite bro.. He should've been the 1st one behind us smh."

CBS Sports

Michael Jordan, Icon SMI Michael Jordan, Icon SMI
Comment #1 has been removed
November 6, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Nick Young, Paul George, and Klay Thompson? Whocares what these 3 have to say. MJ probly doesn't want them wearing his shoes anyways. He's an owner now, not a player.

November 6, 2011  10:08 AM ET

They Can Never Be You, Bro.

Comment #4 has been removed
November 6, 2011  10:17 AM ET

It's business.

Now MJ is the one paying and he wants to keep more of the money.

November 6, 2011  10:18 AM ET

He is an OWNER now. He's doing the same thing he did as a player ... making as much money for himself that he can. Don't hate, buy a team!

November 6, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He is an OWNER now. He's doing the same thing he did as a player ... making as much money for himself that he can. Don't hate, buy a team!

That's why the threat of a Players League is so laughable.


When placed in a position of ownership, they'll screw the workers too.

Comment #8 has been removed
Comment #9 has been removed
Comment #10 has been removed
November 6, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He is a hypocrite. After he drew over $40 million per season for his last 3 seasons in the league (not counting that half a**ed Wizards mess) he now wants to reign in salaries. This guy has no honor.

If he drew over 40 millon a season....he was underpaid. Don't hate on MJ. He's done more for the league than anyone.

Comment #12 has been removed
November 6, 2011  11:12 AM ET

I'm a diehard fan of the NC. Tarheels..The only player from that team & NBA player i hate was none other than M.Jordan!..He's the cause of all this bull!..The NBA made his the him the greatest with the no Jordan rule!..While everyone earned their rights as the NBA's best!..This guy was given that platform!..M.Jordan been the black mascot for this league since the rule..As black as his skin is he sold his own race out, making his high cost sneakers for the rich masses! only..While letting Corporate America profit off of him to get where he's at!..Jordan knows as a black kid what it takes to make it out the hood, now he's not trying to let anyone throw anything back while he keeps getting his!..WHILE NO FRIEND CAN PROVE ME WRONG NO MORE!..Cuz his words are speaking louder than his actions of late!..& DIS "DA TRUTH"!..lol & no support to another sellout!!..Boycott him..Every poor kid who brought his shoes should shoved 'em up Mikes **** 4 real!

November 6, 2011  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'm a diehard fan of the NC. Tarheels..The only player from that team & NBA player i hate was none other than M.Jordan!..He's the cause of all this bull!..The NBA made his the him the greatest with the no Jordan rule!..While everyone earned their rights as the NBA's best!..This guy was given that platform!..M.Jordan been the black mascot for this league since the rule..As black as his skin is he sold his own race out, making his high cost sneakers for the rich masses! only..While letting Corporate America profit off of him to get where he's at!..Jordan knows as a black kid what it takes to make it out the hood, now he's not trying to let anyone throw anything back while he keeps getting his!..WHILE NO FRIEND CAN PROVE ME WRONG NO MORE!..Cuz his words are speaking louder than his actions of late!..& DIS "DA TRUTH"!..lol & no support to another sellout!!..Boycott him..Every poor kid who brought his shoes should shoved 'em up Mikes **** 4 real!

Youhave been watching to many cartoons.

Comment #15 has been removed
Comment #16 has been removed
Comment #17 has been removed
November 6, 2011  11:39 AM ET

Um, Klay Thompson? And WHO is that exactly? Everybody is looking out for their own interests. That's how negotiations work. Sounds like you could have used that extra year of college, buddy, cause you have a lot to learn...

Comment #20 has been removed
 
November 6, 2011  12:00 PM ET

I'm not sure why so many people are hating on MJ here. I agree he's a lame GM, and a lame businessman. But if your business is making losses (for whatever reason), you look for EVERY opportunity to keep costs down. He's just doing that. So why is he a hypocrite?

Sure, these three clowns can quit wearing MJ shoes (so should all the fans, that way sports stars actually get the message that it really are fans that keep them rolling), but calling MJ a hypocrite is kind of being a hypocrite, at least in this case.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    1956
    Comments
    230
  2. 2
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1622
    Comments
    139
  3. 3
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    411
    Comments
    88
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    5640
    Comments
    87
  5. 5
    Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech
    Views
    553
    Comments
    25

SI.com

SI Photos