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.”