Michael Jordan expresses concerns with NBA's competitive balance


Golden State had a quieter offseason but, of course, that team scored one of the biggest free agent acquisitions ever past year when Kevin Durant joined the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George both were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder to pair up with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jordan said the superteam era will leave the league with one or two great teams while the 28 other teams "are going to be garbage".

Jordan, who many believe is the greatest player in National Basketball Association history, said there is one way to compare the two, and that's how much impact the player had on the game. "I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don't have the privacy that you would want, and what seems to be very innocent could always be misinterpreted".

Michael Jordan will grace the cover of Cigar Aficionado, the American magazine dedicated to cigar culture and lifestyle, for it's 25th anniversary issue set to hit newstands October 31, it was announced Thursday.

Interestingly enough, Jordan was with the Chicago Bulls when they won multiple titles in the 1990s, along with Steve Kerr, who is the head coach of the Warriors.

Do you see yourself coaching?

"No, because we played in different eras".

"He's in a transitional period; we athletes, we go through that", Jordan said. He's in a very unique situation. And then what changed between that timeframe to now - social media, Twitter, all those types of things that has invaded their personality and their personal times as individuals.

On Derek Jeter: "He's like my little brother". All they think about is he batted.202, and he struck out a certain number of times.

Jordan also told the magazine that he does not have the patience for coaching.

On his bucket list: "Winning a championship in Charlotte".