Michael Jordan fined for shoes
CHICAGO — The NBA fined Michael Jordan $5, 000 Thursday for using white shoes while his teammates wore black colored people Wednesday evening, and hit the Chicago Bulls for $25, 000 for letting him transform consistent numbers from 45 to 23.
Jordan don't remark, although Bulls say he intends to continue wearing No. 23, his original number with all the staff. That number had been retired when Jordan retired 2 yrs ago and used baseball. He had used No. 45 since his midseason return to baseball. No word yet on their footwear plans.
The Bulls, contending there's no guideline against changing numbers, state they will have done absolutely nothing incorrect.
"we are going to help Michael Jordan, " General Manager Jerry Krause stated before the fines had been announced. "I'm not sure just what the league may do."
The NBA, phoning it a matter of "policy, " showed Krause just what it may do.
Stated Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik in a prepared declaration: "In the event that staff will continue to allow him to seem (with) several apart from 45, in breach of league policy, the situation are going to be dealt with in a proper way after the season."