Everyone who is someone has spoken out against Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the allegations that have him on tape recording being a blatant racist.
Well, everyone except for the greatest NBA player of all-time in Michael Jordan.
For the record, the Charlotte media did request comment from Michael Jordan. To this point, they have not received any.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) April 26, 2014
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan declined comment through a team spokesman on Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) April 26, 2014
There is no rule that says Michael Jordan has to speak out on fellow owner in Donald Sterling. Him being the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats may be the reasoning why he didn’t speak on the issue, wanting to focus until after the game is finished, but Jordan not having anything to say says a lot about Jordan the person.
Since his days as a player, he hasn’t been the one to speak out on public matters. He’s been pegged as someone who isn’t the most likable person and it’s showing as he declined to make a statement. Jordan being an owner doesn’t stop him from speaking out. Micky Arison, owner of the Miami Heat, released a brief statement before the Heat-Bobcats game started. The CEO of the San Antonio Spurs also had a few words on Sterling. Considering he is who he is, Jordan’s impact could be similar to Lebron James’. James’ “Sterling doesn’t belong in this league” remarks could push the league to act hastier than they would have before he spoke up. Still known as the greatest player to ever touch the NBA, the same could happen if Jordan made a comment.
Is it fair to call Jordan selfish? No, because there could be a solid reasoning as to why he hasn’t speaking yet, but until he does, his character will take a minor hit in the eyes of the public as those around him continue to knock the biggest villain in the NBA.