Saturday, 23 February, 2019

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

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Kristopher Love | 14 February, 2019, 12:11

You wanna score 30 points in 30 straight games, or do you want to win six rings?

But Peterson never saw this coming: His roommate becoming an National Basketball Association owner and hosting the league's All-Star game in his home state of North Carolina.

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan was asked which streak is tougher to accomplish as a player - and didn't miss the opportunity to point out his own greatness. The GOAT took the opportunity to take a shot at both Harden and Westbrook on Tuesday.

Harden notched his 30th straight 30-point game in Houston's defeat of the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, becoming only the second player after Wilt Chamberlain to achieve the feat. "Six championships, by all means", Jordan told the media Tuesday.

James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been showing why they are both Western Conference All-Stars with their own respective and impressive streaks.

The NBA approved the purchase of the Hornets by Jordan with just $30 million in cash. The six-time National Basketball Association champion had an epic response.

"I think getting the All-Star game here is an accomplishment that will go on his list, and it will stand out for him because it's really not about him", said James Jordan Jr., Michael's older brother. It was still less declarative than James's but seemingly aimed at reminding everyone that, sure, the present-day likes of Harden and Westbrook are doing great things, but let's not get too excited until they start outperforming their predecessors in the playoffs, as opposed to the regular season.

Off the court, Jordan marketed his on-court success into a fortune.