Rough Draft

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Michael Jordan is arguable the best basketball player who ever played the game. A phenomenal athlete with the unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power, artistry, and an unquenchable competitive desire, Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar. The thing that separated Jordan from the rest of the all-time greats was his compulsive need to win. Jordan was and is still known for his intense competitiveness and will to win, but that has not translated to his ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jordan burst into the league as a rookie sensation scoring in droves with an unmatchable first step and acrobatic drives and dunks and concluded his career as a cultural icon. Hard work, dedication, and the desire
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Time away from the game did not improve his talent evaluating skills. His first move in Charlotte was drafting Adam Morrison another mega-bust and trading away a first-round pick to get Tyrus Thomas. Someone that has not played up to his potential and is to make $26 million over the next three seasons. The bad decisions and poor team management did not stop there. In 2008, after narrowly missing the play-offs he made the dreadful choice to dismantle a very good team to avoid salary cap issues. In 2010, Jordan took over majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats buying the team from owner Robert Johnson. Jordan is the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA team. Unlike his experiences as a front office man in Charlotte and Washington he has to answer to no one. Jordan has been majority owner for only two years, but managing member of basketball operations for fours before that and the team has gotten worse each year under his control. The Bobcats have produced only one winning season with Jordan's fingerprints on the team, compiling a record of 188-232. As a decision-maker, Jordan has been disastrous. However, fans, and media seem reluctant to criticize him, perhaps out of deference to his exploits as an athlete. Jordan the athlete was the ultimate leader, disciplined, competitive, and most important driven to win. As an owner he pays attention to team matters when he feels like it. He golfs, skis, and appears at celebrity events instead of managing


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