Michael Jordan is considered by most to be the greatest player to ever step foot on the court in the NBA. He is the player that everyone else is compared to to judge their greatness. This past Thursday, Jordan attended a ceremony for Russell Westbrook’s induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Jordan played almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls, so he knows a little something about loyalty to a team. Jordan took the chance to let everyone know how he feels about Westbrook:
“He could’ve easily come to Charlotte, but he decided to stay here in Oklahoma. I’m not here to try and bash anybody that’s not here. Everybody has a choice. I’m not saying everybody doesn’t have a choice. But when I saw he chose to stay in Oklahoma I was so proud, and as Clay [Bennett] knows and Russ know, I texted him to show a sense of respect.”
So Jordan would have loved to have him in Charlotte but he respects Westbrook’s decision to stay in Oklahoma City. Keep in mind though that Westbrook is signed to Jordan’s shoe brand. Would Jordan be so forthcoming with the praise if he wasn’t?