Michael Jordan is Elsa from Frozen

The winds of change are howling with the NBA experimenting with changing the length of games and LeBron James and Dirk Nowtizki both suggesting shorter seasons to improve the game. There’s lots of different opinions on what can be done to change the game, but in the end, all most people care about is Michael Jordan’s opinion, because after all, he’s Michael Jordan. Here’s what he had to say to Chris Broussard from his kingdom of isolation in Charlotte:

“I love both of those guys, but as an owner who played the game, I loved playing,” Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, told ESPN during a telephone interview. “If I wasn’t playing 82 games, I still would’ve been playing somewhere else because that’s the love for the game I had. As a player, I never thought 82 games was an issue.


“But if that’s what they want to do, we as owners and players can evaluate it and talk about it. But we’d make less money as partners. Are they ready to give up money to play fewer games? That’s the question, because you can’t make the same amount of money playing fewer games.”

Let’s face it, it’s not a shock to watch a former player try to brag about how players of his generation were better than players of the current generation. Because if their generation wasn’t tougher and better than the current one, no one will stick around to yell “SORCERY!” when they see an old highlight of them on YouTube.

While I’m not shocked to see Jordan take that stance, admittedly, he’s a little harder to understand now than when he was a player. Now that he’s on the other side of the NBA business, he knows how to be even more measured with his words, which can cloud the true meaning of what he’s trying to say. So to make things simpler for everyone, here’s a translation of what he was trying to say:

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the legend you always have to be
Abate, don’t hate, don’t let them know
Well, now they know!

Let ’em know, let ’em know
I don’t care if ‘Bron is sore
Let ’em know, let ’em know
If I played that I’d still score!

I don’t care
What the players say
Let the takes rage on,
Getting old never bothered me anyway!