Basketball legend Michael Jordan officially became the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. During his press conference, he expressed his excitement to be back where he started. He said it was amazing that he had come “full circle” by having the chance to buy a team in the state where he grew up. But I think all the excitement got M.J. a little flustered.
While explaining his goals and hopes for the Bobcats, I think M.J. may have been envisioning a different scenario. Maybe one where he was being introduced as the Chicago Bulls new owner. Check out Michael Jordan’s slip-up at his press conference:
“The thing I want to get out this, I want to have fun. I want to provide entertainment to the public and the city of Chicago…I mean to the city of Charlotte. Or Chicago too. I want to provide entertainment to everybody.”
Oops, there it is. It seems as though someone was thinking about Chicago while talking to Charlotte. That’s like getting with your special someone and saying your ex’s name. M.J was also asked if he would be moving full time to Charlotte, and he didn’t exactly say yes. He said that his kids are still in Chicago but he does have a home in Charlotte. And that means …? Oh, M.J. it’s understandable why you can’t let go of Chicago — Chicago can’t let you go either. But for your new team’s sake … let’s try to be a little more discreet about it. At least this was much different from your Hall of Fame speech.