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While Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may be impressed with what Micheal Jordan accomplished on the court, he seems to think Mike fell way short with work off the floor.
In a recent interview with NPR, the former Los Angeles Laker had a few things to say about Michael Jordan with regard to the infamous “Republicans buy sneakers, too” comment Jordan reportedly made in 1990.

“You can’t be afraid of losing shoe sales if you’re worried about your civil and human rights,” Abdul-Jabbar told NPR.

“He took commerce over conscience. It’s unfortunate for him, but he’s gotta live with it,” Abdul-Jabbar went on to say.

Should we expect him to be vocal about social and political issues

Honestly, sports is all about the money. We get inspired but in the end, if it doesn't bring in the dollar bills, people are not going to invest millions of dollars in the sports industry. The things that athletes do are incredible but we all have to accept the money aspect of it. Yes it would be great if MJ would be more vocal about social/political issues because he is such an influential figure, but we can't blame or criticize him for using his influence on the business side.
Social and political activism isn't for everybody. In the end, the most important thing is how people view their own contributions.
lol damn I see what he saying because it is kind of messed up coming out with the same shoes but I mean hell we keep on buying them I' kind hope Michael Jordan says something about it at least to get his side of the story but I mean he's so far known as the greatest of all time so what can we really do about it
@mchlyang would I like MJ to be more vocal? Sure. Am I going to hold it against him if he's not? Nah. People are to worried about the fish not frying in the pan instead of the one BURNING in the pan. No, he hasn't said anything... but what are YOU doing to make the situation better? Make sure you're putting all your effort into it before you accuse someone else of not doing so. And just like Mike, I'm sure Kareem isn't fully focused on soc-pol issues eithee. People need to worry about themselves.
I feel like MJ might've tried a little to hard with advertisements this time around
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