Report: Michael Jordan Was the Voice of Reason Between Players


Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan has reportedly become an important intermediary between players and the league as they discuss social justice issues in wake of Wednesday's player strike.

"Michael is the perfect person to be in this role," a league official told Jackie MacMullan of ESPN. "He's been a high-profile player who has won championships. He's also the owner of a small-market team. He has great credibility both with the players and the owners."

Jordan reportedly encouraged owners to allow players to make their suggestions and air their frustrations when the two sides meet Thursday. He has also spoken with NBPA President Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook to gauge the players' thoughts and offer his assistance.

NBA players voted to resume games as soon as Friday, but it's likely a determination will be made once union representatives and owners meet.

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