Michael Jordan Takes Shots At “King James”… Would Never Have Called Up His Competitors To Build Team

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Michael Jordan and Lebron James

His Airness Michael Jordan recently gave his opinion on Lebron James’ decision to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and it wasn’t exactly positive. Words from the NBA great and flicks of King James’ vacay when you …

In an interview after playing in a charity golf event in Nevada, Jordan questioned LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat after seven years in Cleveland.

“There’s no way, with hindsight, I would’ve ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, ‘Hey, look, let’s get together and play on one team. But that’s … things are different. I can’t say that’s a bad thing. It’s an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys.”

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Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls, before moving on to play for the Wizards and work in their front office. He now is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

His good friend and fellow former NBA great, Charles Barkley, bashed the move earlier in the week to the Arizona Republic.

“Mike and I are in 100 percent agreement on this. If you’re the two-time defending NBA MVP, you don’t leave anywhere. They come to you. That’s ridiculous. I like LeBron. He’s a great player. But I don’t think in the history of sports you can find a two-time defending MVP leaving to go play with other people.”

We think it’s hilarious that Jordan said he’d never have done it, but then tried to neutralize the comment by saying “I can’t say that’s a bad thing” while Charles made sure to let the world know that Mike agrees with him that Lebron’s move was “ridiculous”.

Clearly the NBA vets hold a different philosophy than BronBron and his Heatmates…

Only time will tell who is right…

In the meantime, Lebron doesn’t seem to be trippin’ off all this talk. Check out some shots of him and his girl Savannah cold chillin’ in the Bahamas this weekend:

Lebron James On Beach In Bahamas With Girlfriend Savannah

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  • styles

    Instead of leaving CLeveland, he should have left his girl….i would not have that on my arm if i was “king” status. He will be cheating on her soon. DWade gonna school him on the art of cheating on ya girl with a bad broad.

  • anonymousalien

    Can we let this go? Seriously?

  • loc

    I really wish yall would stop calling him bronbron….. anyways lebron is a follower and Jordan is a leader

  • Rolly

    @ Styles

    STFU!!!

  • New Day

    Michael was great “in his day”. Charles was OK, I guess. But they should let LeBron find his own way, not what “they would have done”. They don’t know what motivated him to leave. There were probably other factors involved. LeBron and Savannah make a nice couple too.

  • why

    I totally agree with Michael.
    @New Day
    If Charles was ok and Michael was just great I would hate to see what you consider good. These guys where athletes, not crybabies

  • styles

    Rolly u wanna bet some money on that…not saying his chic ugly. I’m just saying he about to be in South Beach 24/7. Nothing but quality chics. Compare that to Cleveland…lol

  • http://perryone779@yahoo.com rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    @anon… I agree with you.. let this go i will not even comment on this! Mj and LB are both great players.. so no Gd argument there!! NEXT!!!

  • RazeKane

    MJ need to stop foolin himself…he gotta realize if he didn’t have scotty pippen to play alongside him all those years, he would probably have left after the first three years on the bulls. I’m shocked lebron stayed as long as he did with that sorry azz team master Gilbert left him with.

  • There iit is!!!!

    MONEY TALKS LOUDER!!

  • serene

    I respect bron bron’s decision cuz it was his right…but it doesn’t mean folks can’t critique the decision

    I agree with your airness. I think it would of been better for bronie to win a ring in cleveland…it would be better for his legacy. If he wins with miami…to me its like…he better win with all those guys around him. But I concur with mike and the vets.

  • Man, I just don't care™

    Straight from the REAL KING’S mouth! LeBron gave up! Pure and simple.

    It’s funny, LeBron WORSHIPS this man and Jordan couldn’t think LeBron could be more overrated than he already is.

    LeBron wanted to not only give up his number 23, but get every other player with the number 23 to give it up “in honor” of Jordan.

    Yet, Jordan stated this week that Kobe is better than him (which is true).

  • There iit is!!!!

    @STYLES

    STFU!!

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  • styles

    Lebron is gonna get married to the other Kardashian chic or Brooke Hogan in two years.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Yep, judgin’ from his babymama’s frumpiness, and subpar looks, it’s just a matter of time before ol’ LeBron gives in to the TEMPTATIONS that Miami has to offer. Dude, it’s definitely time for an UPGRADE.😆

  • EffYou

    Young people today don’t know anything about hard work..To me,Lebron took the easy way out..he was already on one of the TOP teams in the east..Since he couldnt do it alone in cleveland,he wants to go where it’s gonna be easy for him? They have a USA dream team down there in Miami now…where’s the competetion gonna come from?Seeing them smash damn near every team in the league is not gonna be exciting..That’s like damn near cheatin almost

  • othello

    Let’s just hope he’s more loyal to his girl than he was to his team.

    She should really tighten it up though.

    There’s going to be serious competition in Miami.

    You don’t work and your man is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    There’s really no reason to look like that.

    I’m not judging, I’m just sayin’.

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    Good Morning Rose. How you doing?

  • llebron's girl is around the way baby mama material

    i look at these pics and i’m pissed at savannah for not even tryin. then she’ll act all surprised and bewildered next year when she hears on the news along with all of us that lebron married someone. i can’t believe she went to the beach like this with her man, no she don’t have on a “throw” that don’t even cover her flabby thighs and tell me that is not a corner beauty supply store elastic in her hair. she just givin her man away.

  • http://aol ebonieladi

    @RazeKane
    7/19/10, 10:34:am
    MJ need to stop foolin himself…he gotta realize if he didn’t have scotty pippen to play alongside him all those years, he would probably have left after the first three years on the bulls. I’m shocked lebron stayed as long as he did with that sorry azz team master Gilbert left him with.
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    I agree. Also Michael had the ability to make those around him better players and they were eager to be better players unlike Lebron’s teammates. Mike’s teammates always seemed to be in position to make those key shots when he couldn’t.

  • Jenene

    MJ didn’t get those rings alone. He had great help in Pippen, Kukoc, Grant, shoot even Rodman. He didn’t have to leave to get his rings, but his competitive nature would let him sit in a losing situation.
    And Barkley wishes he would have had to juice to form a winning team.
    They need to stop.

  • WTF

    Finally somebody said it and I hate that it was MJ, but it’s still true…. Although I think James is a great player and he’s a grown a** man capable of making his own decisions, it was still a cheap-a**, b**** move. Like MJ said, if you that great, players should be flocking to play with you and not vice versa. There were countless other people that needed to be scrapped from Cleveland and one of them wasn’t Lebron.

    This ni99a took “if you can’t beat’em, join’em” to another level. This is why, if I was given the choice between Kobe and Lebron, i’d pick Kobe hands down. Lebron just doesn’t have what it takes to be a winner. Even if Miami does take it the upcoming year, it’s going to be one of those thing where people are going to say, “they only did it because _______”

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