Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 1:27 pm  |  27 responses

Michael Jordan Fined $100K For Talking About the Lockout

Being an NBA owner during the lockout is kind of like being a member of Fight Club. The first rule: You do not talk about the lockout. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan broke this rule, so he’ll have to cough up a cool $100K. Via Chris Broussard:

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  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    called that

  • MLK4Life

    Like he cares about losing $100K

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    I’m wondering how he didn’t get fined for promising UNC sneakers if they made it to the final four. Or did he?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I think since he is the sponsor of the Tar Heels his promise is defined as a sponsorship incentive

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    What does UNC have to do with the NBA though?

  • http://nba.com GP23

    100k is pocket change for him…

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Oh wait, nevermind, I just remembered the whole Jay-Z UK fine from last year.
    I see where you were going with that, dfrance, My bad, carry on…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    well it can be considered tampering, some of those UNC guys will be in the NBA so it is possible future employees. But the NBA wouldn’t punish Jordan, the NCAA would. And I don’t know what they would really even be able to do.

  • fruizm

    i could use a 100k…

  • Deknowz

    In other news, Michael Jordan lost some quarters in the couch.

  • DieselMechanic

    Damn that’s a big fine!

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER


  • Charles

    Randy Moss is laughing somewhere…

  • bike

    In the spirit of revenue sharing and parity, if an owner talks about the lockout, all owners should get fined equally.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    No thang. Just another 571 Js that will be sold by friday.

  • Nella

    @Jtaylor: Ha. Had to do the math on that one, shocking how true that is.

  • LA Huey

    @bike, from the small market owners perspective, Dolan and Buss should foot the bill for him.

  • add

    what did he say?

  • LA Huey

    ^ Just a bunch of mean things about kangaroos and a generous review of the Smurfs movie.

  • kbj

    ohh man now he has to claim chapter 13.

  • Hambone

    I’d fine him for every pair of wack kicks he releases… Soon be working at burger king

  • Brahsef

    That’s a hand of blackjack

  • http://slamonline.com Neitel

    @dfrance21, Mike sponsors UNC, he can do that. But the TarHells lost the next game, and that sucks for them. 100k is a hell of a lot of money for me, but for mike, that’s like…mmmm, grocery money shopping, but i think he will make that up with the sales of Maya Mooore’s new Air Jordan’s…so, almost pocket change for the G.O.A.T!

  • rosado3p

    MICHAEL JORDAN SUCKS! quit being on his nuts, people…

  • Jay-Z

    Baby money…

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Mike does not sponsor UNC. Jordan Brand, which is a subsidiary of Nike sponsors UNC. Jordan doesn’t own either company. The brand is based off his name, but he doesn’t own it. But I guess his close affiliation makes it ok. I’m not calling for a fine, I just think there should be some consistency with how they’re given out. Jay Z, minority owner gets fined just for being in the lockerroom. Jordan, MAJORITY owner promises the team whatever the want, on camera, no fine.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He owns at least half of Jordan Brand. But yes Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, but that is really just a term used to say that Nike owns a large portion (50% plus 1 share, normally) of the Jordan Brand stocks, but Jordan is still the Boss.