Michael Jordan steps up in talks between players and team owners

2020-08-28T13:40:16+00:00 2020-08-28T13:40:16+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

28/Aug/20 13:40


Michael Jordan has been a catalyst in talks between team owners and players in regards to the next steps for the NBA.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

In the wake of the Milwaukee Bucks boycotting Game 5 against the Magic to protest for the Kenosha police shooting, there have been lots of meetings and discussions in the bubble concerning what’s next for the league.

Michael Jordan, the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets and chairman of the NBA’s Labour Relations Committee, has played a key role in the discussions, per ESPN. According to the report Jordan reached out to NBPA president Chris Paul, in order to get a better insight and understanding of the changes players are calling for the NBA to take action for, serving as a “voice of reason” between the two sides.

He also spoke with Russell Westbrook about social justice issues that initially left some stars calling for the cancellation of the season. Since then, it has been reported that players decided to resume the playoffs and conclude the season.