Apparently, His Airness himself — of all people isn’t immune to the unreasonable lockout rules.
After making public comments last month about the NBA lockout and also Bucks’ Center Andrew Bogut — both of which are violations — Michael Jordan was fined 100k by the league.
In an Aug. 19 interview with The Herald Sun, a newspaper in Australia, the Charlotte Bobcats owner spoke extensively about the need for revenue sharing and mentioned Milwaukee Bucks‘ Australian center Andrew Bogut.
That violated the league’s policy that bars team owners and employees from discussing the lockout or any players during the work stoppage. The NBA sent out a league-wide memo just before the lockout began on July 1 stating that anyone who broke the rules could be fined up to $1 million.
Rapper Jay-Z, who is a part owner of another NBA team — the Nets, said in one of his recent songs: “What’s 50 grand to a m*****a like me, can you please remind me?”
I’m sure Jordan feels the same way. 100k is spare change to him. Fines are a part of professional sports and they happen from time to time. Essentially, it’s just a warning, especially for MJ.
Gooddell David Stern never forgets ..