Karma: Hindu philosophy: The belief that all of your actions will have equal reprecussions, affecting you. In other words “‘what goes around comes around”
Michael Jordan. The man, the myth, the legend. Arguably the greatest to ever play in the NBA (My pops would say otherwise R.I.P) I’m not going to start on or list his accomplishments…..YOU ALREADY KNOW. In fact you are probably wearing his sneakers as you read this.
This post in no way shape or form trying to rip MJ. I’m one of his biggest fans. I’m just saying that no matter who you are karma will always find you.
In the 1995–96 season, the Chicago Bulls set an NBA record by becoming the first team to win 70 regular season games. They finished the season with a record of 72–10 and would go on to defeat the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals.
In Michael’s first full season since returning to the NBA, Jordan won his eighth scoring title to break Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven and also came away with a triple crown of awards: the MVP awards for the regular season, All-Star Game and NBA Finals. The Bulls improved 25 games from the previous year’s 47–35 record to their all-time record 72 regular season wins. In addition, they would go on to set another regular season landmark by becoming the fastest team to 41 wins; by going 41–3 before losing their 4th game that year, which was also a record once held by the 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers, who got off to a 39–3 start. They would win 33 road games, setting yet another NBA record. They also had a 39–2 home record, which was one win shy of tying the Boston Celtics for best home record in history. For these reasons, many fans and media members regard the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls to be the greatest NBA team of all time.
Hard to top that right? An 878 winning percentage. That is called being on top of the world.
After MJ’s playing days ended, he dabbled in some business ventures and becoming an executive within the NBA. The latter had mixed results. We all knew MJ was going to the hall of fame. It was only a matter of when. Upon induction he dropped this gem of a speech:
The speech was generally taken as “a bully tripping nerds with lunch trays in the school cafeteria” or “MJ just showing his competitive drive”
I personally felt that Michael was still trying to settle scores, even after being introduced as the greatest ever, which was echoed by another Hall of Famer.
Fast forward to February 27, 2010 Michael Jordan purchased the Charlotte Bobcats to become the first former player to own an NBA franchise
The 2011–12 season began for the Bobcats with a 101-86 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in their home opener but wins would be hard to come by after that. In the lockout-shortened season the Bobcats struggled and posted an NBA-worst record of 7-59, losing their last 23 games of the season. In a nationally televised game against the New York Knicks the Bobcats recorded yet another loss as their win percentage dropped to .106, setting a new record for the worst season by an NBA team in history. Their 23-game losing streak is a franchise record, which broke their previous record of 16 that was set earlier in the year.
Hard to top that right? A 106 winning percentage. This is called being at the bottom of the barrell
Michael in short has gone from being the greatest player on the greatest team ever assembled to the owner of the worst team ever assembled. This is why in my personal opinion, Karma has come back to bite Michael Jordan. Next up…..the NBA draft lottery