Michael Jordan on LeBron James: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Called Larry and Magic.’

July 18th, 2010 by Chris Palmieri Leave a reply »
His Royal Airness has spoken.

At a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend, Michael Jordan was quoted as saying that if he found himself in a similar free agency situation, he would not have formed his own Super-Team, as Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh did this summer.

"In hindsight now I would have never called up Larry (Bird), called up Magic (Johnson) - 'Hey let's get together and play on one team,'" Jordan stated. "In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

Although Jordan played with high caliber players including Larry Bird and Magic Johnson on the Dream Team in 1992, he called it a different situation.

"When you look at the Dream Team, they were on my team. It wasn't too much of a competitive thing. I'm a competitive guy and I like to play against competitive players," Jordan stated.

Jordan commented that the NBA and free agency have changed from when he played.

"Things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. That's the the opportunity these kids have today."

The interview was conducted by NBC Sports and can be seen in its entirety at http://nbcsports.msnb ...

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