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Metta World Peace

Michael Jordan Betrayed

the NBA Players

11/13/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Metta World Peace says his childhood hero Michael Jordan left the NBA players high and dry in the never-ending lockout drama -- by forgetting he was once one of them ... and acting like every other stubborn owner.

Jordan -- the Charlotte Bobcats' big cheese -- is among a group of NBA owners who are taking a hard line with the players in the lockout negotiations.

According to MWP, the players don't hate His Airness ... they just feel like, "he didn't support us when we most needed him."

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1.

Noel    

If the players don't like the pay then they can quit and go find another job.

983 days ago
2.

d man    

Players seem to forget that Jordan was a stand up player. He signed a LONG 10 year 2 mil a year contract and lived up to it. He didnt complain once to the bulls while being the leagues number one attraction . Yes he was paid well in the later years, but everyone else made far more in the nba than jordan. Now a player will hold out for anything!!

983 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

Nutty as a fruitcake....

983 days ago
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Stiletto    

You should quit then. I'm sure you are qualified for any number of jobs paying millions for an hours worth of work.

983 days ago
5.

static    

Jordan got his money a long time ago he's never been a mere "player" the NBA made him bigger than the game, he doesn't identify with the "players" he never has so why would you think he would now?

The Bobcats are awful and nobody even cares if they play or not the college game has and always will be bigger here.

983 days ago
6.

freaksloan    

How can anybody take this clown seriously?

983 days ago
7.

Freddy    

Unless Metta has been in a haze for the last 3 years Jordan is now an owner and NOT a player anymore so his mind set is going to be as an owner that worries more about his monetary assets as opposed to what the players want. Not to mention why the players think that a 50/50 split of revenue isn't fair is beyond me. I wish I got 50% of my jobs revenue every year.

983 days ago
8.

Bob    

No, no, no, it's Madeof Whirled peas fools.

983 days ago
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SLH    

zzzzzzzzzzzzzz BORING. leave the sports stories to ESPN

983 days ago
10.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Don't flatter yourselves. Bad enough the regular season is painfully long as it is, having to interrupt real sports news with your crap every night. Now on top of that, because you couldn't let the NFL usurp you in the negotiations dept, you still have to have the spotlight. So by the time this B******T is over with, it will be time for the regular season & more BORING bs again. Go f*** yourselves.

983 days ago
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ChunkyLightning    

I don't follow the logic. When he was a player he took the biggest piece of the pie on his team, took the biggest part of the pie for advertising then like Marbury said charging huge money for shoes made by kids in the third world for penies. Then when he left the game he managed to still get big cash for shoes who had a different player repping them but still getting some cheese for his brand(ex. Melo and Jeter).
Why would he all of a sudden want to help the other players he has never done anything but take the most money possible in his career.

983 days ago
12.

HOOV    

WAAAAAAAA.....he's acting like an owner now
HE IS AN OWNER NOW YOU DUMB A S S B-BALLERS !

983 days ago
13.

Kaffee    

And the public gets mad at union auto workers when they want fair pay---NBA greed on both sides--don't hear any public outrage at their demands.

983 days ago
14.

stan    

metta world nut

983 days ago
15.

Julie    

This guy needs to grow up. He's behaving like a 14 year old 7th grader. Yes, those numbers are correct.

983 days ago
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