Posted on September 18, 2023

Michael Jordan Once Hinted at Racism Prevailing in NBA

Yiannis Bouranis, Sportskeeda, September 15, 2023

Racism remains one of the major social issues in the world, and even NBA legends like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson had to deal with it during their playing days due to their skin color. However, there were times when racism didn’t point towards Black people only, but against whites as well.

This is what Jordan once said while speaking about white players not making it to the league because scouts and executives thought they couldn’t play as good as Black players.

“I had white friends that wouldn’t get picked up because scouts didn’t feel they could play as good as the Black guys could play. That’s not fair, but that happens,” the six-time NBA champion and Finals MVP once said.

Of course, there have been several white players that have been elite in the league, from Larry Bird to Dirk Nowitzki to Steve Nash and to Nikola Jokic in the league’s modern era.