Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 10/13/11
Except for one lapse in judgement, which turned out to be somewhat costly for him, Michael Jordan has largely been silent during the current NBA labor war, but perhaps MJ needs to step up and help end it, just like he did back in 1998-’99. From Yahoo! Sports: “The awkwardness of Jordan’s position – many of the same star players his ownership peers are negotiating against are part of his Jordan Brand stable – might have contributed to him distancing himself from the talks. But with NBA commissioner David Stern just cancelling the first two weeks of the season and putting the rest of the 2011-12 schedule on notice, the league would benefit from having Jordan’s presence at any future negotiations. Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said he and Stern will meet with a federal mediator next week – a positive step – but if there’s any one person within the league who can coax the two sides closer toward a middle ground, it’s likely Jordan. In simpler terms: The NBA once a...
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