“Horrendous” Mistakes With Devin Booker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Klay Thompson End Up Biting Billionaire Michael Jordan on Camera: “It’s Pathetic”

Published 03/20/2023, 11:21 PM EDT

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The Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan was and is still argued as the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball. However, one aspect where Jordan ended up failing was being the general manager of the Charlotte Hornets. For those of you who do not know, Michael Jordan has decided to part ways with the Hornets franchise after driving it into the ground for over a decade. And two NBA analysts take a look back at all the things that Jordan did wrong.

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As Michael Jordan is getting ready to sell the majority of his shares, NBA analysts Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe take a trip down memory road. Specifically, all the mistakes that MJ made in the NBA drafts over the years.

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The two analysts talked about Adam Morrison as the biggest draft bust by MJ in recent years. But drafting Kemba Walker was still a plus. Skip Bayless said, “You mention Kemba as maybe a plus but he did leave Klay and Kawhi on the table.”

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Bayless also went on to say, “But Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has not been pretty good and he left Bradley Beal and Dame on the table. And I’m like ‘God.’ And Cody Zeller. He took Cody Zeller over Giannis?”

Skip wasn’t done mentioning all the blunders ‘His Airness’ made in the recent drafts as well. Bayless mentioned, “Noah Vonleh over Zach LaVine and then you mentioned Frank Kaminsky? Really? He took Frank Kaminsky and you left Devin Booker right there. He’s sitting right there and you take Frank Kaminsky.”

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To top it all off, Jordan took Malik Monk over Donovan Mitchell. This really ticked off Bayless as he said, “Michael took Malik Monk over Donovan Mitchell and it’s just horrendous. You mentioned Biyombo and it’s pathetic.”

Since Michael Jordan took over the reign for the Hornets in 2010, the team has only had three winning seasons. Not to mention the blunders in drafts year after year, passing up on great talented players.

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Jordan even turned down a trade from the Boston Celtics for Frank Kaminsky. The Celtics offered four first-round picks, out of which, one turned out to be Jaylen Brown. So, it may be the smart move for MJ to walk away from team ownership.

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Abhishek Dhariwal

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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Honors from St. Xavier's College and his master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.
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