Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Michael Jordan concerned about National Basketball Association super teams

Michael Jordan concerned about National Basketball Association super teams

Now, as the owner for the Charlotte Hornets, Jordan doesn't seem to be excited about teams having that kind of success.

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"First of all, you're never going to say who's the greatest of all time", he said. "Or they're going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment", Jordan told Cigar Aficionado magazine in an interview. I won six championships; Bill Russell won 11. He indirectly compared Woods' relationship with Jack Nicklaus to his with Bill Russell. However, neither those squads nor the Spurs are given much of an chance to derail the Warriors' path in the West, and the Celtics are the only team viewed as a credible threat to Cavs in the East. "I would never say one is greater than the other". Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries, where it's not just a white guy's sport ― black guys, African-Americans, all minorities play the game.

"I think they're both great".

Thoughts on super teams?

Regarding Woods, whose major total ranks second to the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, Jordan said the injured star is in a transitional phase perhaps made more hard by today's social media.

"That's more for stories and hype", Jordan told the magazine. Tiger played at his peak somewhere towards the end of my career. He is, to me, in a very unique situation. Social media, Twitter, all types of things that have invaded the personal time of individuals.

On his childhood sports idols: "I also grew up a NASCAR fan, a Richard Petty fan". Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs)? "I was more into stock auto racing than I was into anything else". "My biggest problem from a competitive standpoint is the focus of today's athlete".

Jordan, who many believe is the greatest player in National Basketball Association history, said there is one way to compare the two, and that's how much impact the player had on the game.

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