It might have been a shock to some considering both are viewed as two of the most elite talents to ever grace a court, especially since James has been more than open in his appreciation of Jordan’s game.
Unfortunately for Jordan though, as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, it’s not as if MJ can easily interact with players of other NBA teams, especially somebody of James’ stature. It’s a topic that Jordan expressed in a recent interview, though said he would be more than happy to talk to young players in the NBA – James included:
“Sure, I would be willing to talk to a bunch of the kids,” Jordan told The Associated Press on Friday. “And actually I do. I don’t advertise it because I don’t want it to be misconstrued or to be viewed as tampering with other stars. I’m in a more difficult position than other owners because it can be viewed in a different way.
“But I’ve always welcomed an opportunity to talk to anybody, LeBron included.”
It’s a tough situation as we’ve seen teams fined for doing nothing more than mentioning a free agents name on a season ticket party flyer, so Jordan talking to James in a public scenario would only breed unneeded rumors.