神様MJの威光の前では誰もがひれ伏す、という話ではなく、前回の交渉ではPaul GeorgeやKlay Thompsonら選手がMJを批判している。
Player-turned-owner Michael Jordan lauded by both sides for role in labor talks
After tough negotiations in 2011, Jordan pivots to help bridge gap between players and ownership
by Steve Aschburner | Dec 16, 2016
“It’s an emotional endeavor on both sides,” said Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones, secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Association. “So you have to speak on the same frequency. Mike is able to do that, because he understands the opposition.”
Melo, WNBA raise bar on social activism as white men stay silent
On Monday, Jordan told The Undefeated that he was “deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.” Jordan also made two separate $1 million donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and a police charity. Reaction ranged from great praise (including Jim Brown) to “it’s about time” to noting his straddling of the issue to questioning if there was a better way.