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Michael Jordan complains 'super teams' hurting NBA competition

Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that NBA stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance.

'1 or 2 teams will be great, the other 28 will be garbage' claims Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in an Oct. interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine that super teams hurt the competitiveness of the NBA. (Kent Smith/Getty Images)

Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that NBA stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance.

Last year, Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the already loaded Golden State Warriors, winning the NBA championship in June. This year, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George landed with Russell Westbrook, last season's MVP, in Oklahoma City, creating another so-called super team with tremendous star power.

In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said, "I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint. 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. Or they're going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment."

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