Michael Jordan only shelled out $30 million to buy Hornets franchise

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2019

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer by a wide margin, has scored 30 points or more in 30 consecutive games dating back to December 8th.

Forbes Magazine estimated Jordan's net worth in 2018 at $1.6 billion and Hornets president Fred Whitfield said he anticipates the All-Star game will have a $100 million economic impact on Charlotte. Both Westbrook and Harden will be playing in the all-star showcase and will definitely be looking to impress Jordan.

Western Conference All-Stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been putting up video game numbers all season long, and each player is now on a historic streak of production. "So from a Hornets standpoint, that is on display this week. Six championships probably", quipped Jordan, who won six NBA Finals titles with the Chicago Bulls between 1991 and 1998.

MJ says winning six National Basketball Association championships was a lot "harder" than what both All-Stars are doing.

While maybe unexpected, Peterson said he isn't shocked by what Jordan has achieved.

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Ladies and gentlemen, that's just a classic line from Jordan.

Jordan did not comment directly on those remarks - if only he'd held a news conference just afterward - so it was left to the Internet to unearth a decade-old exchange with Michael Wilbon in which Jordan sounded much more humble than James had just been.

Jordan on Tuesday said both achievements were worthy of accolades. It was still less declarative than James's but seemingly aimed at reminding everyone that, sure, the present-day likes of Harden and Westbrook are doing great things, but let's not get too excited until they start outperforming their predecessors in the playoffs, as opposed to the regular season.

Off the court, Jordan marketed his on-court success into a fortune.

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