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Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

Posted on: September 12, 2011 2:07 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 2:14 pm
 
By Matt Moore

ESPN reports that Michael Jordan has been fined $100,000 by the NBA league office for his comments in August with an Australian newspaper. Jordan said in mid-August:
"We have stars like Bogut who are entitled to certain type of demands. But for us to be profitable in small markets, we have to be able to win ballgames and build a better basketball team."

"Bogut is a good piece to build around for Milwaukee," Jordan said.

"I love Bogut's game. He's made a very good start and he's definitely gonna be a star. His big problem is that he's been dealing with that elbow injury. But he is a star to be reckoned with (and) will be a star for some time."
via Michael Jordan airs Andrew Bogut issue | Herald Sun. 

That mention of Bogut is forbidden, as the NBA is supposed to act like the players don't exist during the lockout, for a variety of legal reasons and because, well, it sets a tone. Jordan also spoke about the lockout and what the owners were looking for as far as revenue sharing. As that kind of talk publicly can undermine the league's negotiating efforts, that's also a no-no. 

While less than the rumored $1 million fine for any league employee or representative for making contact with players or their representatives (unless you're Adam Silver, apparently), the fine is still considerable if accurate. Well, we mean in terms of most normal NBA fines or an average person's salary. For Jordan, he probably pulled it out of his wallet, or got it from under his couch cushions or something.  

Jordan was also warned not to golf with NBA players at Lake Tahoe celebrity tournament.  The NBA has levied other fines against team representatives like David Kahn for similar violations during the lockout. In short, the league's not kidding around, regardless of whether you're the greatest player of all time, a majority owner, or whoever. There are consequences to comments in this lockout.
Comments

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

seriously, does anybody watch the NBA regular season?




Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

Like Jordan really cares about $100,000?  His toilet probably costs more than that lol.  And if the Bobcats someone and Andrew Bogut, He makes that $100,000 back and then some when his team makes the playoffs.




Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

Seriously, just for mentioning someone's name, David Stern is the one that needs to be fined, what a joke!!!!!!



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

also people dont get murdered over gambling on golf you tool



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

KLM at it again!! i had completely forgotten about you and your ridiculous and absurd comments you make. it is funny to go to your profile and read other comments you have made. you are ALWAYS bashing someone for something and now you are bashing the best NBA player to have ever lived for some positive and good hearted comments he made. sure he knew he would get fined and no he didn't know his father would get murdered. what goes through your mind when you say things like that? i have seen you wish death on athletes on this website and then turn around and defend animals to the death. it is ok to love animals and it is ok to hate vick for what he did but never to the extent where it drives you insane as you have displayed countless times on thus website. please seek therapy you weird small penis crazy man.



Since: Feb 7, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

I'm sure they're dearly going to miss your business.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

Yeah, I'm done watching the NBA.  I have better things to do than support those ego-crazed humans


Colinz
Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:26 pm
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Since: Sep 13, 2011
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Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 10:34 am
 

Report: Jordan fined $100k for lockout comments

I won't ever spend another dime on this league. They used to have guys like Dr. J, Magic and Larry Bird. Now it is tattooed millionaire whiny babies. Other than a guy like Steve Nash, they are some of the most unlikeable jerks in all of sports. Stern is a bonehead, too.
Atleast the NHL is starting up soon, good guys, even though they are overpaid as well, atleast they aren't a bunch of a holes.


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