It's the time of the year wear everyone is giving out their previews for what to expect this upcoming season in the NBA. We here at 2 guys are no different. (Check out our Sunday Podcasts where we are previewing a different NBA division every week till the start of the season.) Over at Grantland.com, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons are previewing all 30 teams over the next month. So far they've been entertaining. Not very informative. But entertaining enough. (Check them out here.)
Today they put up a clip teasing their Charlotte Bobcats preview. In it, Jalen Rose dropped the jewel that I have linked in the video above. He predicts that Michael Jordan will come out of retirement and play one game for the Bobcats this season. Sigh. We're really gonna do this? Yeah? Fine. Lets do it.
This is idiotic. And not idiotic in an everyone is entitled to their own opinion type way. Idiotic as in do you even pay attention to basketball. Michael Jordan is not playing for the Bobcats this season. First of all, Michael Jordan is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. The NBA prohibits owners from playing for the team they own. So in order for Jordan to suit up for the Bobcats, he would have to sell his stake in the team then get the new ownership to put him on the roster. This is just simply not happening.
Also, Michael Jordan is 50 years old. 10 years younger than my mom. 10 years older than Grant Hill. Since he retired from the Wizards, he's had a heavy dose of steaks, wine and cigars. He is no where near basketball shape.
And also, explain to me why the Bobcats would even want this to happen? For added jersey sales? Shoe sales? They are becoming the Charlotte Hornets next season. Merchandise sales are about to sky rocket. It all makes no damn sense. This was just a classic case of an NBA "analyst" not having anything informative to say about a team he knows nothing about and pulling something out his ass. Hey Jalen, do just a little research next time. Leave the dumb comments to us amateurs on the internet.