CHARLOTTE, N.C. – ESPN is reporting the NBA has fined Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan $100,000 for publicly talking about the league’s current lockout.
Reporter Chris Broussard said Jordan violated the league’s policy banning NBA employees from discussing either the lockout or any players when he spoke to The Herald Sun, a newspaper in Australia.
MJ was interviewed for an August 19 story where he talked about revenue sharing and even discussed Milwaukee Bucks’ center Andrew Bogut, who is Australian.
"We need a lot of financial support throughout the league as well as revenue sharing to keep this business afloat,” Jordan told the paper. "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."
According to Broussard, the league sent out a memo to the entire league before the lockout even began saying employees who spoke about the lockout could be fined up to $1 million.