Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan isn’t happy with the way the game is being balanced in this day and age.
During an interview with Cigar Aficionado, the six-time NBA champion noted the start of super teams could damage the competitive balance in the league.
“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told the magazine, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated. “You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”
The fight for small market teams; like his Hornets, having a better way to hold onto their stars has been revised with the addition of supermax contracts, which have allowed the likes of James Harden and Russell Westbrook to nail multi-year extensions for lucrative amounts.
But this change hasn’t stopped others like Paul George and Chris Paul to seek their preferred destinations and capitalize on them during the offseason.
Charlotte managed to get Dwight Howard via trade and the team will have to improve to keep rising star Kemba Walker on the roster before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2019.