Michael Jordan has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for speaking about the lockout and how well the progress is going to an Australian reporter.
According to MSN/FoxSports.com:
Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the league’s ongoing collective bargaining process.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty for the Charlotte Bobcats owner on Monday, but said the league doesn’t comment on the total. ESPN.com reported the fine was $100,000.
In an interview last month with Australia’s Herald Sun, Jordan said the NBA’s current model was ”broken” and called for revenue sharing for small-market teams such as his Bobcats and the Milwaukee Bucks, whom Australian Andrew Bogut plays for.
The Hall of Famer added that he knows ”owners are not going to move off what we feel is very necessary for us to get a deal in place where we can co-exist as partners.”
The NBA prohibits owners from speaking publicly about the labor situation.
Mike has that money in his change purse! I couldn’t handle a fine like that though!! Hey Mike…When are the Jordans coming out?