Jordan says National Basketball Association superteams will create 28 'garbage' teams

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Hall of Fame shooting guard and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan says he is concerned with the direction the National Basketball Association is taking as far as "super teams" go, according to a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado.

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", said Jordan of the superteam, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated. 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". How much impact did each change or evolve the game? Does that make Bill Russell better than me, or make me better than him?

"I think they're both great". Yes, Jack has 18 majors and Tiger's got 14, and that's how people are judging certain things. "I won 6 championships".

Chamblee cited Woods' win rate (25 percent - Nicklaus' was 12 percent), his average margin of blowout victory in a major (10 strokes to 5 strokes) and his 14 straight wins at majors with a 54-hole lead as evidence of his claim. Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries, where it's not just a white guy's sport - black guys, African-Americans, all minorities play the game.

"He in a transitional period", Jordan said. Bill Russell won 11.

"So when you try to equate who's the greatest of all time, it's an unfair parallel; it's an unfair choice".

"Very talented. Never played golf with him yet", Jordan said.

Michael Jordan doesn't talk an bad lot to the media. "For someone that small to generate that much power is truly fantastic".

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