This year’s free agency is definitely one of the most interesting and at the same time upsetting ones we’ve seen in the last 10,15 years. It also shows the trend of superstar players teaming up is still in its full swing. Fortunately for the fans, we’ll be able to see several really good teams competing for a championship next season. You might think when a couple of All-Star players join forces it’s because of the necessity imposed by other teams, however, back in the day, this wasn’t the case, at least not among the best players in the NBA.
In an interview, Michael Jordan was asked what he thinks about the current trend of All-Star players teaming up to win a championship and he said competitive nature is the main driving force that stopped him from doing the same thing during his playing years.
Jordan used an example of him calling up Bird and Magic to join him on the Bulls, and how that wouldn’t make sense simply because one of the accomplishments he personally admired the most is winning against the best competitors the game has to offer.
“Free-agency is a part of every professional sport. How that is going to play into this whole scenario I don’t know, I think time will tell. There is no way I would call up Larry, called up Magic and tell them we should get together and play on the same team. But things are different and I can’t say that is a bad thing because kids today have that opportunity. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys. I don’t know if they would’ve been on my team. Obviously, if you look at the Dream Team they are were all on that team so it wasn’t so competitive and I am a competitive guy and I like to play against competitive players and see what happens.”