“JorMickey running from the grind” - Fans troll Michael Jordan for planning to sell his stake in Charlotte Hornets

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Fans react to news about Michael Jordan selling a majority stake of the Hornets

Michael Jordan is selling his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The potential buyers are a group led by Hornets minority owner Gabe Plotkin and Atlanta Hawks minority owner Rick Schnall.

ESPN Sources: Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is engaged in serious talks to sell a majority stake in the franchise to a group led by Hornets minority owner Gabe Plotkin and Atlanta Hawks minority owner Rick Schnall.

A deal hasn't been finalized yet. After 13 years of being the majority owner of the franchise, it seems as if Jordan is ready to go in a different direction. It's unclear whether he'll still be involved in some capacity, but sources have said that could be the case.

Some fans trolled the six-time NBA champion on Twitter. We've collected some of the funniest fan reactions on the internet about MJ selling a majority stake. Here are some of the best.

@wojespn Jordan selling the team to make a comeback
@wojespn JorMickey running from the grind
@wojespn That was an underwhelming tenure to say the least
@wojespn Good. He’s done nothing for that team but drive them into the ground.
@wojespn The only thing Jordan has failed at
@wojespn These when I knew MJ was done lmao
@wojespn Jordan’s stint with Charlotte
@wojespn Jordan lost the team in a game of chance to this guy, the new owner
@wojespn He’s coming to save the Bulls
@wojespn If he sells the team then he won’t own it anymore.
@wojespn Lebron would never sell his own team😭
@wojespn "... and I took that personally"
@wojespn He gonna use that money to gamble 💀
@wojespn He’s the worst owner of all time
@wojespn LeGM better

You might also be interested in reading: How much are Charlotte Hornets worth? Taking a look at franchise value as Michael Jordan plans on selling his stakes in the team

The Charlotte Hornets need a change to be successful

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Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets

Since joining the NBA in 1988, the Charlotte Hornets haven't had any notable success. They had great years in the 1990s when Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson were the pillars of the team. However, since they left, the organization has struggled to be competitive.


Right now, they're relying on their All-Star point guard, LaMelo Ball, to carry them to relevancy. That was the plan when they drafted him back in 2020, but due to his injuries, the team hasn't moved the needle.

The Hornets were on their way to becoming a relevant team again. However, they made decisions that were questionable. Charlotte fired James Borrego, a brilliant coach who has a ton of potential. Miles Bridges then ran into offseason legal issues after they extended him a qualifying offer.


For the Hornets to compete, they'll have to find stability and make smart moves. Maybe this is the reason why Jordan is planning on selling the team.

Also read: How much of Charlotte Hornets does Michael Jordan own? Taking a look at share of majority and minority owners of franchise

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein
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