Hold The Presses! Michael Jordan Has An Opinion!

Via Xinhuanet:

“It’s obvious that European players master the fundamentals better,” Jordan told reporters while discussing the U.S. team’s disappointing bronze medal-winning display at last month’s world championships which Spain won with a 70-47 defeat of Greece.

“They have taken this aspect of the game to a higher level,” said the former Chicago Bulls superstar who retired in 2003.

“In the United States, we’re too focused on the highlights, dunks and passes. It’s not that we don’t have the players we need, but putting together a team becomes difficult under these conditions. But I think things are going in the right direction today.”

“In the long term it’s a good idea. The distance and the traveling would be a problem, but it’s obvious that European teams are increasingly competitive.

“European basketball has become very strong and their players have contributed a lot to the development of the game. The United States now has problems beating them.”

Now MJ is MJ, can’t really snark on him because, really.. he’s Jordan. But I’m pretty sure the hoops world already knows what’s up with the worlds. Maybe it’s only up to him to let the casual joe-sports fan say: “oh daaamn, honey, did you hear about Europeans being good? MJ said so!”

Anyways, those sentiments being redundant, we don’t know why we dedicated a post for it. Slow day…eh? And mr. photoshop is loopy today, *snif*


  1. Jack

    Wow, I didn’t know Jordan had a Ph.D. in obvious.

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