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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

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@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.
2 years ago·Reply
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
2 years ago·Reply
Social and political activism isn't for everybody. In the end, the most important thing is how people view their own contributions.
2 years ago·Reply
These are all great comments. So I'm guessing none of you guys are against MJ!
2 years ago·Reply
@mchlyang why would I be? What he does has no direct effect on my life. I loved his game. His shoes are dope, but expensive (I only own 1 pair). The only people I concern myself with are those that are tangible in my life or intend to affect me directly.
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