Jordan's spokesperson Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press on Monday (Oct 9) that the Hornets owner "feels so great about being able to impact the Charlotte community and help people who really deserve it. Michael and Novant are really excited about this project". Jordan is one of the few that has matched Woods' global fame so it was interesting to hear him talk about Big Cat in a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado.
Some feel his comments were in reference to the competitive balance in the National Basketball Association, which has seen the Golden State Warriors win two of the last three National Basketball Association titles, and faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in three straight finals.
"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. "No. I have no patience for coaching".
The Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics all may have something to say about that, but Jordan was likely just using hyperbole to make his point.
"I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don't have the privacy you would want". James was criticized for choosing to join his rivals rather than trying to beat them, but at the time, Jordan claimed he didn't have a problem with it, although he said it was not what he would have done. To say one is greater than the other is a little bit unfair.
"Yeah, Jack has got 18 majors and Tiger has got 14". Celtics have won 17 championships, Lakers 16. 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.
"So when you try to equate who's the greatest of all time, it's an unfair parallel; it's an unfair choice".
"He's in a transitional period; we athletes, we go through that", Jordan said. Tiger played in his peak somewhere towards the end of my career. And then what changed between that timeframe to now - social media, Twitter, all those types of things that has invaded their personality and their personal times as individuals.
Jordan also talked about the state of Woods at the moment. He's in a very unique situation.