The NBA Shuts Michael Jordan Down!

NBA Bans Michael Jordan From Choosing Who Wears His Sneakers

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Michael Jordan is by far the greatest basketball player of all time, but based on how the NBA has recently cracked down, he may not necessarily be the best business man.

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Yesterday, the NBA fined the Los Angeles Clippers for breaking the league’s long standing anti-circumvention rules with DeAndre Jordan. Reportedly, the Clippers offered Jordan a bevy of gifts and incentives worth a nice penny of $200,000. Following the crack down on the Clippers, the NBA decided to come for Michael Jordan, announcing that the same policy extends to sneaker deals as well.

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What does that mean for the greatest basketball player of all time? It means that he no longer has executive rights to decide which players get an Air Jordan endorsement. I consider this a wack move, since most newly drafted players would kill for a Jordan endorsement.


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