So Michael Jordan is discussing selling his majority stake ownership of the Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Commanders fans might be interested?
How can it be related to commanders?
Well, Washington Times reporter Thom Loverro is sharing that he was told in November by someone (whom Lavoro has not named) who claimed he had inside information on a NY investment firm with an interest in the ownership of the Commanders. Furthermore, the person explained to Lovro that Jordan himself would be interested in being part of the official bid for commanders.
Lovro has expressed that he was also informed that he would be selling his stake in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets prior to Jordan becoming involved in the process.
Jordan reportedly paid $275 million for a majority stake in the Hornets in 2010, thus remaining the majority owner for 13 years.
Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls for 13 seasons, the last being the 1997–98 season, in which he led the NBA in scoring (28.7) for the tenth season. Jordan then retired as a player for three seasons, returning to play two seasons with the Washington Wizards (2001–2003).
Jordan, arguably the greatest player in NBA history, struggled in evaluating and drafting talent as president of basketball operations for Washington. For example, in the 2001 NBA draft: Jordan passed over Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol, Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson and Shane Battier to select high schooler Kwame Brown as the first high schooler to go No. 1. Each of the other players mentioned here had more productive careers than Brown.
Another example was the Charlotte 2006 draft when Jordan, as head of basketball operations, selected Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison as the third overall selection. A surprising selection, considering Brandon Roy and Rudy Gay were much better athletes and still available to Jordan for selection.
If anything comes of this, Commanders fans will immediately expect Jordan to be left out of player talent evaluations.