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Posted September 12, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Jordan fined $100K

@SportsBata ..nuff said

MJ walking on egg-shells. Breaking News: The NBA has fined Michael Jordan $100K for public comments he made about the lock-out and one of the league’s players. In an Aug. 19 interview with The Herald Sun, Australian newspaper, MJ, the Charlotte Bobcats owner, spoke extensively about the need for revenue sharing and mentioned Milwaukee Bucks’ Australian center Andrew Bogut. That violated the league’s policy that bars team owners and employees from discussing the lockout or any players during the work stoppage. The NBA sent out a league-wide memo just before the lockout began on July 1 stating that anyone who broke the rules could be fined up to $1 million. – espn

Jordan, who along with Bucks owner Herb Kohl recently lobbied other owners to support revenue sharing, told The Herald Sun: “We need a lot of financial support throughout the league as well as revenue sharing to keep this business afloat.

“We have stars like Bogut who are entitled to certain type of demands. But for us to be profitable in small markets, we have to be able to win ballgames and build a better basketball team.” espn