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Did These Fox Sports Commentators Just Echo What Many Black People Were Thinking About Michael Jordan?

On the July 25 edition of Fox Sports’ “Speak For Yourself,” co-hosts Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd discuss Michael Jordan’s recent announcement that he will help tackle police brutality with $2 million donations.

Yesterday, the NBA Hall of Famer released a statement via The Undefeated that he will be donating to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

This announcement rubbed many the wrong way.

Some thought the move was rigged or a public relations stunt.

“Michael Jordan is cutting a $2 million check to restore his image,” Whitlock believes. “His image has been taking a beating over the last 10 years.”

In the segment, Whitlock and Cowherd say Jordan wants to catch up to LeBron James, who has been making an impact as an athlete and activist as of late.

“For the first time in his life, he is getting poked and criticized and he can’t control it,” Cowherd explains. “… I think LeBron — being much more communal and much more captivated and interested in social issues — has brought out those who questioned ‘Where’s Michael Jordan?’ … I got to take a stand here. ”

Whitlock takes it a step further.

“When I look at the reaction, it feels rigged. And it feels like it is a total PR machine,” Whitlock adds. “Michael Jordan is now chasing LeBron James.”

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12 thoughts on “Did These Fox Sports Commentators Just Echo What Many Black People Were Thinking About Michael Jordan?

  1. His wife pushed him to say something, even she was embarrased in his inaction

  2. NO BRO YOU NOT BEATING UP ON JORDAN , WHICH SAID 3 TYMES, NO … YOU ARE SHITTING HIM WITH YOU MOUTH AND SAYING WHAT YOU BOSSES AND THE OTHER AMERICA WANNA HEAR ITS OK………GTFOH

  3. Jork Holom says:

    Just reminding everyone to stay focus and spread the word about our spending power. next year we the black race will up our spending to 1.7 trillion dollars. Lets continue to pull our money out of mainstream banks and redeposit to black own banks ( there is also on line banking available. Hair care products such as She moisture are excellent but more important, their are black own along with Black Opel makeup, Nubian heritage ( hair n skin ) just to name a few. If we need to print flyers and hand them out then so be it ( probably would be better ) Seem a lot of the well known coons are now trying to jump on the band wagon.. Don;t fall for it, They are still cooons. Buy only what we need, Invest our money only with our self, start planting our own food. Lets clean up and take care of the hood ( turn lemon into lemonade). Pls add your ideas to this

  4. Ian Bryant says:

    Jordan has something to say about the police killing black youth but has never ever said anything about the thousands of kids robbed and killed for his tennis shoes…He's full of $#!t if you ask me.

  5. Awesome statement and we will be doing this and it is happening all over the country. There are apps we can use. First things first… We need to move our money to black banks for loans, We have to do that first.

  6. No brother these guys exactly right. This isn't picking on Michael. Mcheal is an asshole ok. I love him as a player but as a man he couldn't hold lighter to Muhammed Ali..

  7. Jork Holom says:

    Delvin Edwards ..YESS, Please spread to word to as many social media as possible. we are all in this together. The banking system is our number one target at the moment.

  8. Delvin Edwards I AGREE WITH YOU 100 , BUT COWHERD IS ON SOME OTHER SHIT THO FOR REAL. HE WAS WAS UP HERE IN PORTLAND AS A SPORTSCASTER, AND WHEN HE LEFT HE START TO SHOW WHO REALLY WAS

  9. I know Cowherd can be a prick. I would be the first to say it but he spot on in this case. I know he probably has a ax to grind but the message is clear. I agree with him. We still have to watch these ass holes but he is right on this one.

  10. America has failed blacks… If we picked one country in Africa… And invested in Solar power and reforestation, and used the procedes to fund health care… We could finaly rid ourselves of the U.S.A

  11. Says the Black man who works for Fox News! Really?

  12. LOL $1.7 trilllion "purchasing power" is becuase you get to live in America rather than Africa, all of the niggaz who were slaves to Africans and Aras aint got jack today #LOL They never abolished slavery in Africa #LOL

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