In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said the superteam era will leave the league with one or two great teams while the 28 other teams "are going to be garbage". "I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don't have the privacy that you would want, and what seems to be very innocent could always be misinterpreted".
The Warriors have won two of the past three NBA titles and have faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the past three NBA Finals, leading some to question the competitive balance in the league.
Jordan, who owns the Hornets, is likely concerned about his team on a competitive and business level. I won six championships; Bill Russell won 11. The Warriors broke the Bulls' regular-season wins record in 2016. The Warriors have kept the corps of last season's championship team and added firepower in Nick Young and Omri Casspi in the offseason.
Jordan, whose Hornets are certainly not a superteam, was blunt in his assessment of the league, saying it's damaging the competitive balance of the National Basketball Association and that it creates a few teams at the very top that are great and a bunch of teams that are "going to be garbage", per an excerpt tweeted out by Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver. Kawhi Leonard was the 15th pick in the draft; Isaiah Thomas was the 60th pick in the draft; Draymond Green was the 35th pick in the draft. "I just don't believe it", Silver said. Think back - we had the Lakers and Celtics. Oddsmakers largely agree, having installed the two teams as 5-12 and 4-1 title favorites, respectively (per ESPN), with the Celtics next closest at 10-1. One more team. I couldn't have made the (entire) East better. It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender. He indirectly compared Woods' relationship with Jack Nicklaus to his with Bill Russell. For me, it was the best thing to happen to me, because it allowed me to go back to the game [of basketball] with a stronger passion.
"I can't play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team. I was more into stock auto racing than I was into anything else".