Colin Cowherd has a new hot take on Sports Twitter NOT responding well to anything else — and with it Michael Jordan … it’s not really very good without a few key pieces.
The FS1 broadcaster has jumped to its own podcast network, So manythis week to talk about the NBA GOAT … who argues that MJ’s legacy and success is largely tied to two specific dudes who helped him achieve the status he enjoys — Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen.
“Bring out Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson, this whole Michael Jordan mythology is just that”
—@ColinCowherd in MJ’s reality pic.twitter.com/hfu58OIxr1
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) March 17, 2023
It doesn’t sound like a wild opinion, but the way CC puts it is a little more harsh and cold-blooded, in his typical matter-of-fact style. Here’s how he worded things … “So, he tried baseball. He failed. He tried ownership, he was awful. He tried the Wizards, it bombed.”
Cowherd added, “Everybody understands, take Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson — this whole mythology of Michael Jordan is just that.” He went on to say that MJ was always a selfish player and guy, and he was never good at community building.
Colin ends by saying that Michael is really good about building wealth for himself, noting that that’s good … and that it’s just a fact of who he is. The larger context of his convo here has to do with reports that MJ will sell his majority ownership stake in the Hornets.
How the Internet is taking this POV … not well. The users of the bird app are pretty bad at him memes and jokes, which suggests that Colin underestimates Mike’s individual greatness.
We’re sure Colin will have more to say on the subject, as usual.