Today I learned that Michael Jordan, who once made gazillions of dollars as a player for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards (and earned just about every penny of it, along with the endorsements and fame), is leading the owners’ group in their fight to prevent players from getting a bigger share of the NBA’s revenues.
There’s an Alanis Morrissette song in here somewhere.
(Photo: Chris Keane / Reuters via the New York Times)
Mr. “Republicans buy sneakers too” being a hard-line owner despite once playing the game? I am shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you.
Nope. Not even a hint of irony here. Jordan was the best player in the NBA and became a businessman on his way to the top. When he stopped playing, he remained a businessman. Expecting him to give any inch to the current players out of sympathy seems misguided — that’s not where his sympathies lie, if they ever did.