Michael Jordan, one of the all-time greatest men to play basketball, rarely gives his opinion or thoughts on political matters. So, you know when he does speak up, it’s important and everyone should listen to what he has to say.
In fact, in the past, Jordan refused to endorse a black candidate for Senate in North Carolina because, unverified reports claimed, “republicans buy sneakers, too.” Although Jordan has tried to remain impartial and excluded from the hot debates taking place over race, he is now speaking out.
And he has a message for Donald Trump. No longer able to ignore the president’s outbursts against black athletes, including those of the NBA, Jordan spoke out against the hatred. In an interview with the Charlotte Observer, Jordan didn’t shy away from calling the man out on his shenanigans, OccupyDemocrats.com reported.
“One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest, “Jordan said. “Those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized.”
Jordan told the newspaper that athletes should not be fired for exercising their rights as Americans and that Trump is trying to “play the boss” when he isn’t the boss; he’s a man who is supposed to work with others.
Jordan concluded his interview by adding that we should all “work together” not be torn apart by “hatred and divisiveness.”
“I support Commissioner Adam Silver,” Jordan confidently said. “The NBA, its players and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech.”