NBA legend Michael Jordan provided a statement regarding the ongoing protests following George Floyd’s death. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country,” he wrote… from Bleacher Report – NBA https://ift.tt/2yTaahu via IFTTTMichael Jordan ‘Angry’ over George Floyd’s Death: ‘We Have Had Enough’ — Darnell’s Notebook
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“I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country,” he wrote. “We have had enough.”
There has been unrest across the United States after a Minneapolis police officer killed Floyd, an unarmed African American man, last week. At least 30 cities have held protests calling for changes.
Jordan is encouraging the “peaceful expressions against injustice” from those marching in the streets.
The Basketball Hall of Famer and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets has defended the right to protest in the past, a topic that became divisive several years ago when it came to athletes.
“One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest,” Jordan said in 2017, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. “Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized.
“At a time of increasing divisiveness and hate in this country, we should be looking for ways to work together and support each other and not create more division.”
Jordan is the latest prominent member of the NBA community to speak on the protests. LeBron James has used social media to spread his message, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar created an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.
Chicago Bulls winger Horace Grant lambasted Michael Jordan after the mini-documentary aired The Last Dance dedicated to this legendary club and broadcast on Netflix. Horace Grant, winner of three NBA titles with Michael Jordan on the basketball team, criticized “the lies” told by the basketball legend in what he does not consider to be a […]Michael Jordan criticized for “lying” comments in “The Last Dance” — Archyde
Thanks to ESPN’s The Last Dance — the 10-part series…Michael Jordan Was Such A Legend That He Smoked A Cigar Before Every Single Home Game — BroBible
Kemba Walker spent eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. So naturally, he learned quite a bit from owner Michael Jordan. The Boston Celtics star blossomed in Charlotte, going from 12.1 to 25.6 points per game in nearly a decade with the squad. Walker says he learned a lot from Jordan during his first several seasons…Kemba Walker Reveals What He Learned From Michael Jordan In Charlotte — NESN.com
Miles Bridges may have taken the long-standing bait from one of the NBA’s best-ever trash talkers. The Charlotte Hornets forward responded to a five-year-old comment from team owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan, when Jordan said he was “pretty sure” he could beat players on his team in a game of one-on-one. Jordan even threw…Miles Bridges Responds To Michael Jordan’s (Old) One-On-One Challenge — NESN.com
As we’re without sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, all attention has been diverted to “The Last Dance,” the documentary series produced by ESPN about the legendary Michael Jordan. And part of his legend, the extent of the Jumpman’s gambling “hobby,” was the focus of the sixth episode, shocking some people to see the big…Mark Cuban Tells Story Of First Time Gambling With Michael Jordan — NESN.com
Tech billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, can attest to that, and he did on Friday’s episode of “Pardon My Take.” Here’s what he had to say about one of the first times he got to hang out with Jordan, along with other stars of the NBA, NHL and pro tennis: It was a golf tournament in Reno, and I had never been to Reno. So, Charles Barkley says, “We’re going down to play Blackjack, so come on down.” And it was the craziest moment. So, there’s Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, Mario Lemieux, and me at this blackjack table. And I pull out 100 bucks, because, you know, I didn’t bring money. Jordan looks at me and goes, “What the (expletive)? You can’t play $100 at this table,” because he’s playing like $10,000 and Barkley’s playing $5,000. And (Jordan) goes to the casino guy … give Mr. Cuban a $1 million line of credit. The casino guy goes, “Mr. Cuban, would you like a $1 million line of credit?” I’m like, “sure!” You know, I played 1,000 bucks a hand, which was like the most I had ever played at that point, and it was a blast. And then we ended up with Charles Barkley, we went to, with all the guys, actually, this party they had, and Charles literally bought 50 bottles of tequila and was handing them out, oh my god. One of the best party nights ever. Cuban said he walked out of the casino up that night, though only by two grand “or whatever like that.” Relative to his counterparts that wasn’t very much, but the story is priceless.
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Tony La Russa, until recently, never knew his days managing the A’s almost included a rookie named Michael Jordan. You know, the Double-A outfielder for the 1994 Birmingham Barons, better known as the Chicago Bulls’ six-time champion. Can you imagine a lineup card with legends including Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, Dennis Eckersley and, ahem, Jordan?…La Russa surprised to hear Air Jordan almost became A’s Jordan — Times-Standard
And just like that, there is only four episodes left of the ten part Chicago Bulls documentary series “The Last Dance”. Episode five and six were released on Sunday talking about the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team, The Bulls winning the ’92 and ’93 championship, Michael Jordan’s gambling issue, and the late Kobe Bryant talking […]“The Last Dance” Episode 5&6 Review — IPOTTER SPORTS BLOGS
More than three decades after the Detroit Pistons stalled Michael Jordan’s ascending stardom by bouncing the Chicago Bulls from the playoffs in three straight postseasons, Jordan admitted he still harbors animosity for the “Bad Boys” team that threatened to derail his success. “Oh, I hated them,” Jordan said in Episode 3 of the ESPN docuseries […]Michael Jordan says he still hates the ‘Bad Boys’ Detroit Pistons — Rival Word
// Jason Hehir the director of ‘The last Dance‘ has opened up on the Michael Jordan interview moment that left him shock. Produced from more than 10,000 hours of behind the scenes footage, basketball fans in Australia will be treated tonight to the second release of the 10-part documentary series showcasing Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 Chicago […]Last Dance director reveals ‘jarring’ Jordan moment — Infotainment Factory
Michael Jordan has impacted the careers of plenty of NBA players both past and present. Kemba Walker is one of those players, and he’s proud to have learned from the best. Before joining the Boston Celtics in 2019, Walker spent eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, which Jordan owns. Walker had always looked up to…Kemba Walker Reveals How Michael Jordan Changed His Life As NBA Player — NESN.com
It has been a long week. ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the ’90s Chicago Bulls, “The Last Dance,” began with two episodes Sunday that were so good, so compelling, that the wait for parts 3 and 4 this Sunday has seemed interminable. But there’s been a related development, and not exactly an unexpected…Alexander: Is the GOAT argument really necessary? — Daily News