Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm  |  13 responses

Michael Jordan Says the Charlotte Bobcats Won’t Tank

With a loaded 2014 NBA Draft on the horizon, tanking is under a large microscope this season. According to Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, that strategy isn’t something his team is willing to consider: “The Bobcats owner scoffed at the idea Friday, telling The Associated Press, ‘I don’t know if some teams have thought of that. That’s not something that we would do. I don’t believe in that.’ He then laughed heartily, saying, ‘If that was my intention I never would have paid Al Jefferson $13 million a year.’ Jordan won six NBA titles as a player, but Charlotte is 62-168 in his three full seasons as majority owner. The 2014 NBA draft could be loaded with talented players like Andrew Wiggins at Kansas and Duke’s Jabari Parker.”

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  • Max

    I think that’s clear.
    Now let’s see if their results speak otherwise.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they won’t do it on purpose, but it might end up that way when it is all said and done. mj is not lying though, they are trying to win, otherwise they would have overpaid for al jefferson

  • Troop

    MKG is gunna ball out this year too

  • bike

    Doesn’t matter if they do. Knowing Jordan, he will draft the player ‘most likely to be the next Kwame Brown’ anyway.

  • Smits#45

    If they’re not going to tank then what are they going to do?

  • karl

    Ladies and gentlemen, Michael Jordan. GOAT player. WOAT owner/gm

  • Meh

    None of the bad teams are tanking, players and coaches want to win, it just that teams like sixers, magic, and bobcats are too young and inexperience to get alot wins.

  • Enigmatic

    They will get the 11th pick and the Bulls are going to use it to draft a lottery pick in the most loaded draft class since 2003 (or at least 2008) and it will be glorious.

  • jmm

    There’s no need to tank when you just suck.

  • BugEyes

    The 2014 first round pick goes to the bobcats
    Jordan ” I select Seth rogen out of Ontario Canada.”
    Your welcome

  • robb

    lol they don’t need to, they suck.

  • Ugh

    Their goal is to WIN games this year – history says that 5th worst team gets the #1 pick most often, so that’s why they’re trying so much harder now than before.

  • Ugh

    Ted Stepien
    Donald Sterling
    James Dolan