If you're an NBA fan, you may have read Howard Beck's story on Michael Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, leading a group of hard-line owners that will vote against a 50-50 split of Basketball-Related Income. Washington Wizards fans have to find this ironic, at least those who remember what Jordan did to former owner Abe Pollin in the 1999 lockout.â†µ
During an early October meeting in Manhattan, Jordan sparred with Wizards owner Abe Pollin in front of Stern, other owners and more than 100 players. After an impassioned Pollin, the league's senior owner, talked of his struggle to keep his team, Jordan interrupted. "If you can't make it work economically, you should sell the team."â†µ
Now, Jordan is the owner who can't make it work economically. Funny how the tables have turned.