Tuesday, December 18, 2007
It's Been A Long Time
After witnessing the Charlotte Bobcats’ woes during the short life of the franchise, we all knew it was only a matter of time before Managing Member of Basketball Operations (not a real job) Michael Jordan hopped on the court. Return of the Wizards era?
Apparently, Jordan played with the team today, for a “brief workout”. More like “teaching them the play in which they pass the ball to MJ”. The GOAT is taking the team over and he doesn’t care who he steps on to get there. McNasty? Out. Jason Richardson? Jason Benchedson. Gerald Wallace? Give him the Basketball Operations job. Despite being 44 years old, I’m pretty confident that Mike can win more games than the ‘Cats (8-14) and look good doing it.
Of course, I wouldn’t make outlandish claims such as a twice retired 44 year old playing himself without some evidence. Here’s what he said when asked about the empty roster spot on the team, “Nothing right now. We don’t want to just make a deal to make a deal because we have an empty space. If there is something out there that can add to this team and it’s economically worthwhile, we would look at it”. He doesn’t want to do anything about the open spot. Maybe because he already has it filled? It seems like playing someone who already has a management job is economically worthwhile. That’s enough evidence to stand up in any court.
The acquisition of Michael Jordan is one of the most powerful moves an NBA team can make, and personally, I will be surprised if the Lord of the Rings doesn’t add one more to his collection, or literally die trying.