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Jordan predicts 'garbage' National Basketball Association teams

Kristopher Love | 13 October, 2017, 08:08

Michael Jordan isn't so thrilled with the superteam era.

Michael Jordan will grace the cover of Cigar Aficionado, the American magazine dedicated to cigar culture and lifestyle, for it's 25th anniversary issue set to hit newstands October 31, it was announced Thursday.

"I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint", Jordan said in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine that was reported by ESPN writer Ian Begley, "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". "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. I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don't have the privacy that you would want, and what seems to be very innocent could always be misinterpreted". I have no patience for coaching.

And while the Warriors are still the overwhelming favourites to repeat as National Basketball Association champions, teams such a the Rockets and Thunder plan to make the path to the finals a lot more hard for Steve Kerr & Co.

"When I hear people say that (Golden State and Cleveland) are now the two teams that are dynasties".

In 2016, shortly after Durant went to Golden State, he said, "I don't think it's good for the league, just to be really clear".

They aren't the only teams with a conglomeration of stars: The Oklahoma City Thunder boast Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George; the Houston Rockets have Chris Paul and James Harden; and Boston Celtics have Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford. I think when you can see the similarities and you understand, this is one way you can judge the tow-how much impact did each change or evolve the game?

Jordan, in speaking with Cigar Aficionado, said that he considers both Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus great, but he would never compare the two because they played in different eras. Now these two teams are being called dynasties. "I smoke six cigars a day, maybe", he said. It's one more team that you probably would've thought would've been a contender. "I never played against Jerry West".