NBA legend Michael Jordan and success goes hand in hand. After all, he has six NBA titles and the label of a Billionaire! However, Jordan has been facing flak for quite some time for his failed career as an NBA team owner, among other ventures he has pursued that didn’t quite work out well. Recently, a bombshell update reported that Jordan is on his way to making a huge decision concerning his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets. Subsequently, a popular sports analyst has dropped a shocking take, dragging MJ’s basketball career through the mud.
Reports confirmed that Jordan is indeed looking to sell his majority stake in the Hornets. Following this huge new update, the NBA world has been talking about Jordan’s failed tenure as an NBA team owner. Interestingly, an eminent radio host made some stinging Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson claims, while addressing Jordan’s situation with the Hornets.
Popular media personality labels Michael Jordan a ‘failure’
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MJ had a brilliant career with the Chicago Bulls. He dominated the league in the 90s and won six NBA titles in the process. However, he also tried out his hand at baseball and ventured into a difficult stint with the Washington Wizards post-retirement. Needless to say, they were failures.
Fox’s Colin Cowherd recently chimed in on the recent updates on Michael Jordan. According to reports, MJ is looking to sell his majority stake in the franchise. The Bulls legend will remain a minority stakeholder even if the sale goes through. Cowherd held nothing back as he slammed the sporting icon and singled out some of his biggest failures. Interestingly, he also made a very controversial Scottie Pippen claim, that might upset a lot of Bulls fans and MJ himself.
Colin Cowherd calls out Michael Jordan for failing at baseball, playing for the Wizards and owning the Hornets
“Take out Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson, this whole Michael Jordan mythology is sort of just that”
Cowherd said, “Take out Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson, this whole Michael Jordan mythology is sort of just that.” Scottie Pippen’s role in Jordan’s greatness has been a heated topic of discussion in NBA circles. From fans to major analysts, everyone has indulged in this debate at some point in time. Jordan and Pippen don’t have the best of relationships currently which gives rise to other arguments and narratives that undermine Jordan’s greatness.
While some think Jordan would have ended up just fine without Pippen, some feel otherwise. The fact that MJ and the Bulls didn’t win any NBA titles before bringing in Pippen and Jackson puts, forth a strong argument against Jordan’s mythic reputation in the league’s history.
Jordan played better with Pippen beside him
Michael Jordan and the Bulls faced humiliation after humiliation in the NBA playoffs prior to the arrival of Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen. His Airness played 691 games with Pippen where he averaged 31.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists.
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Without his trusted teammate, Jordan averaged 24.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. It is clearly evident that Jordan performed better with Pippen by his side. However, that doesn’t mean that His Airness couldn’t have done it without him.