Colin Cowherd: “For all you conspiracy people out there, just remember: commissioners are paid by owners. The NBA had never been as popular, all the owners were getting rich, and all the values of the franchises were going up because the TV ratings were massive... BECAUSE OF MICHAEL JORDAN. So you’d walk up to the owners and go ‘we’re going to get rid of him.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because he bets while golfing!’ And the owners would think ‘yea, so do I, doesn’t everybody??’ It’s just absurd and it’s so stupid… There’s two problems with conspiracy theorists: number one, they’re LOSERS. And number two is even if you give them facts, they hold onto their conspiracy theory like they did their teddy bear when they were 20. Yea, conspiracy theorists hold onto their teddy bears at 20 while the rest of us give them up at 7.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why speculation into the motives, or lack thereof, surrounding Michael Jordan’s first NBA retirement after the 1993 season are not based in reality, and are simply ‘conspiracy theories.’
Episodes 7 and 8 of ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary even covered the mythological belief that Jordan may have actually left the NBA for 18 months because of some top secret suspension levied by commissioner David Stern that he was forced to serve because of his gambling issues that may have been tied to the murder of his father. This would supposedly explain Jordan leaving to play baseball and missing the entire 1993/1994 NBA season, and half of the 1994/1995 season.
Check out the video above as Colin details why this timelessly absurd storyline needs to stop being regurgitated around the mainstream media, as Colin explains why there is zero fact behind any of those theories.