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Michael Jordan says "28 teams are going to be garbage" because of super teams

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The NBA is currently in an era that is dominated by 'superteams' and it is rubbing some former players up the wrong way.

Past greats of the game often lament current All-Star players joining forces as it was rarely done in their time.

Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors last year was met with criticism from legends such as Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller.

Prior to KD, it was LeBron James who took on a lot of stick for teaming up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.

LBJ is credited for paving the way for this era of 'superteams' and it has seen multiple star players come together this offseason.

Chris Paul joined James Harden at the Houston Rockets, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward signed with the Boston Celtics and Carmelo Anthony and Paul George are now with Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

This has led to the NBA's greatest ever player weighing in on the current state of the league and the direction it's heading in.

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In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine, Michael Jordan admitted that he isn't a fan of the 'superteam' era and is concerned with what it means for the league as a whole.

"I think it's going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint," Jordan said. "You're going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they're going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment."

MJ is likely referring to the talent on the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, who have contested the last three NBA Finals and has led to some questioning the competitive balance in the league.

Jordan was, of course, part of his own 'superteam' with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls who won a then-record 72 regular season games. This feat was broken by the Warriors who claimed 73 wins in the 2015-16 campaign.

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As the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, it's understandable that the Hall of Famer has concerns about the level of competition in the league as he has the best interests of his franchise at heart.

But the league is going in a particular direction and it's up to each individual team to attempt to put a roster together to compete and give themselves the best chance of winning.

The likes of Houston and Oklahoma City have done that this summer and it's up to others to follow suit.

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