Michael Jordan On NBA Players’ Activism: ‘I Support That’ | TODAY

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  • Published on Oct 18, 2019
  • NBA legend Michael Jordan sits down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin for a discussion about the opening of two medical clinics he’s funded to help underserved communities in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also comments on NBA players using their platforms for activism, saying: “If they understand the causes, if they feel their voice matters, great.”
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    Michael Jordan On NBA Players’ Activism: ‘I Support That’ | TODAY

Comments • 1 705

  • J Thomas Rains Jr
    J Thomas Rains Jr 9 days ago

    I'm 41. I looked up to him when I was a young boy. I still do to this day.

  • claudia mara delfino delfino

    ...você é um homem maravilhoso, obrigado por ajudar os necessitados!!! Brasil

  • xxxtentacion Nicki Minaj is the queen

    He's the reason why I can't do basketball girl basketball okay go to my practice tomorrow cuz I know😭😭😭😭

  • jeremy moviefan
    jeremy moviefan 16 days ago

    Still the goat of nba basketball.

  • sweetlogo
    sweetlogo 19 days ago

    He always says the right thing. So smart.

  • MICHAEL COOKS JR
    MICHAEL COOKS JR 21 day ago

    MJ Have not play basketball since 2003 he Still have impact on NBA Today Greatest Basketball Of All Time

  • Honfy Lam
    Honfy Lam 23 days ago

    Just a side note, Jordan's eye's are quite yellow. Usually that's an indication of an unhealthy liver. take care of yourself Mike.

  • Dante Fajardo
    Dante Fajardo 26 days ago

    That's why he was the greatest. He was just about the basketball during his playing days.

  • What About
    What About Month ago

    Keywords at 2:02 "If they understand the causes" which most of these low IQ athletes do not.
    And emphasis on the the word ACT in activism, since these meatheads only speak on things they are allowed to i.e., not CHINA or NIKE sweatshops & child labor.

  • Tin Dero
    Tin Dero Month ago

    Goat

  • Donny Rowles
    Donny Rowles Month ago

    MJ dropped the ball during this career - with his silence.

  • Supreme McD
    Supreme McD Month ago

    Of course u do u never did it for us u better support

  • darklinkx8
    darklinkx8 Month ago

    I can't take a person who names a building after himself serious.

  • ocantu1987
    ocantu1987 Month ago

    screw his charity bull crap, this guy is horrible to his fans.Countless stories on the internet of people meeting MJ and being disappointed with how he treated them.

  • ruskin rugrats
    ruskin rugrats Month ago

    People dont watch sports to listen to political whining. Shut up and play!

  • Jeff Roberts
    Jeff Roberts Month ago

    The best basketball generation ever; Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Michael Johnson.

  • Some Canine
    Some Canine Month ago

    It's just sad that people think we care what athletes believe.

  • Larry Thomas
    Larry Thomas Month ago

    RE2P3CT, as a health care worker, CNA, and nursing student, AND someone who carries the same name (my parents gave me my middle name Jordan after MJ) this man is the true definition of the greatest of all time

  • CM Derp
    CM Derp Month ago

    This is what a GOAT sounds like. And we all know what a SHEEP sounds like... *looking at you LeBron*

  • Johnny Tran
    Johnny Tran Month ago

    Jordan brand in jeopardy with china thats why hes speaking up.

    • Jacob Collins
      Jacob Collins Month ago +1

      Jordan Brand is trash, everything going to outlet. 👎

  • jdareyah
    jdareyah Month ago

    The same people bashing MJ for not speaking out against China or anyone to protect his money are the same ones who keep quiet on their jobs on issues they don't like...

    Take the plank out your own eye before you try to remove the speck out of someone else eye.

  • Jay Smith
    Jay Smith Month ago

    He even sound like a billionaire

  • Fresh Mann
    Fresh Mann Month ago

    FIRST OFF, IM DISGUSTED AS A BLACK MAN TO SEE JORDAN OLD A$$ PARADING IN THE MEDIA AS IF HE CARES ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. LET THE RECORD SHOW, THAT THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE CAREER, HE NEVER SPOKE UP ON BLATANT INJUSTICES TO OUR PEOPLE. ITS FUNNY, WHEN PEOPLE GET OLD, THEY WANT TO BECOME MORE SPIRITUAL AND GIVING, AFTER AN ENTIRE LIFE OF SELFISHNESS. BUILDING A HEALTH CARE FACILITY, WILL NOT CHANGE THE LIVES OF THE MANY, YOU REFUSED TO SPEAK OUT FOR. YOUR BLACK CARD HAS BEEN REVOKED OVER A CENTURY AGO. YOU ARE WORSE THAN OJ SIMPSON.

  • Iam MH
    Iam MH Month ago

    Mannnn, if Mike doesn’t look like Mr James (RIP) right now!!!

  • Richard Chiu
    Richard Chiu Month ago

    White Americans are telling African American that they cannot talk about activism unless they have an opinion about China. How ridiculous is that?

  • Kevin Borge
    Kevin Borge Month ago

    Yes, let the ball bounces lead the Revolution.

  • Kelly Kizer
    Kelly Kizer Month ago +1

    "Number 23" is a 33.

  • Mario Boyd
    Mario Boyd Month ago

    It's just a tax write off! He, Oprah,and few other billionaire negros take their money and live in hollyweird with Massa!

  • Mario Boyd
    Mario Boyd Month ago

    I think he should make his sneakers affordable to kids in the hood that can't afford them.After all,the young black kids are the ones that buy them.

  • mitrisaosefh
    mitrisaosefh Month ago

    Mike looks like he could still drop 30

    GOAT

  • Kurisü Jesus Garcia

    I find it a letdown when some of these players weve looked up to are scared to talk. I love MJ n Bron #1 & #2 players ever but i kind of lose respect for them when they dont want to say Communist China is WRONGDOING in HK. Personal interest over honesty their fans expect since they predicate freedom of speech. Wade is favorite Heat player ever nd he has a shoe deal with Chinesr owned xi-ling so I dont expect his honesty either. Truly dissapointing these stars are copping out on this issue over the DRAGON yens. Ill say something tho I did expect MJ to shy away from the issue as he has always done but Bron really surprised me calling out that guy over his china remarks. I trusted Bron to be a peoples person but apparently not. Smh

  • ragerblade82
    ragerblade82 Month ago

    Where is the refs that gave MJ his goat status? Bird>MJ

  • dbl. yo.
    dbl. yo. Month ago

    collage sports should be used as a tool to pay off as many kids tuition as it can and of course the coach's as well as some teacher's witch also pays the school, the only reason they don't do this is greed and I find this weird scene a lot of school are very democrat based and as you can see on main stream news democratic hopefuls are trying to give away everything even free money but when elected don't do anything they say. kinda like paying all the banks instead of paying all american debt witch also pays the banks.

  • dbl. yo.
    dbl. yo. Month ago

    collage sports should be used as a tool to pay off as many kids tuition as it can and of course the coach's as well as some teacher's witch also pays the school, the only reason they don't do this is greed and I find this weird scene a lot of school are very democrat based and as you can see on main stream news democratic hopefuls are trying to give away everything even free money but when elected don't do anything they say. kinda like paying all the banks instead of paying all american debt witch also pays the banks.

  • Gabriel Trujillo
    Gabriel Trujillo Month ago

    Hella makeup on

  • Knowledgeispower 90

    Where all those people at that love to talk about Michael Jordan doesn’t give back!! Blah blah blah!!

  • Chris Hepburn
    Chris Hepburn Month ago

    The GOAT. End of story

  • KevOnDabus S
    KevOnDabus S Month ago

    Thank you Jordan, that’s all we ask you have a big voice and should use it

  • Courtney Williams
    Courtney Williams Month ago

    Goat.

  • Belize Boy D
    Belize Boy D Month ago

    Legend

  • D Greatest
    D Greatest Month ago

    He is doing this now because he was under a microscope of a capitalist who gave back in the form of building prisons.

  • Lion Horse
    Lion Horse Month ago

    LeBron doesnt even come close to what Jordan is. Shouldn't even be in the same paragraph. James is an amateur and people should recognize this after hearing his Airness. Go back and listen to Jordan post game interviews after big losses and that will tell you everything

  • Casanova Casanova
    Casanova Casanova Month ago

    Why is this White man doing Black face?

  • AlphaOmega YouTube
    AlphaOmega YouTube Month ago

    Thank You Jordan

  • jaime tonche
    jaime tonche Month ago

    Jordan aint a lawyer...just a brand...where are those J's made by the way?

  • Łpb šavøę
    Łpb šavøę Month ago +9

    He carries himself so highly and just sounds like a billionaire

    • julius gregorio
      julius gregorio 20 days ago

      well he is a billionaire. :)

    • noctis strife
      noctis strife Month ago +4

      what do you think he's going to act like a fool so the media circus can target him? there's a reason why he talks the way he does.

  • Neil Hanson
    Neil Hanson Month ago

    MJ a hypocrite... He knows why

  • Rs Dhillon
    Rs Dhillon Month ago

    Pending litigation of the misuse of his name in China is why he avoided the question hahaha MJ is the man

  • Rsap Green
    Rsap Green Month ago

    Why the Chinese Jump man look different? 🤣🤣🤣

  • Ranwolfe
    Ranwolfe Month ago

    Well its odd he would do this yet they say he is a lousy tipper maybe he said it when he mentioned his mom and brother are there.

  • Nate
    Nate Month ago

    🐐

  • Jaythagreat !
    Jaythagreat ! Month ago

    Never heard a goat talk

  • Cicero Hobbs
    Cicero Hobbs Month ago

    Michael Jordan don't support nobody not even black people what happened to shut up and dribbble ain't that's what you told LeBron when he got political

  • jaynizzy1993
    jaynizzy1993 Month ago

    I agree with Michael Jordan

  • Craig Mabry
    Craig Mabry Month ago

    and plase stop comparing labum to mj,.... compare labum to pippen ....or even kobe..although kobe is waaaaaaay better than labum

  • Craig Mabry
    Craig Mabry Month ago

    labron needs to perfct his game maybe he would hav mor rings buy hes been playing for 100 yrs with only 3 rings jumped on four teams , labron wont be talkd 20 years after his retirement lik mj is

  • Craig Mabry
    Craig Mabry Month ago +1

    btw labums fans his school isnt fully funded by him , its more white dollars than anything invested in that school

  • War Daddy
    War Daddy Month ago +1

    He has some liver issue. Eyes yellowish red. Sign of alcoholism.

  • Steven Song
    Steven Song Month ago

    1:11 - 1:37
    Current events and causes need thoughts to be evaluated. Now you're using that open schedule. Sounds good! Mr. Jordan.

  • Jesse Alexander
    Jesse Alexander Month ago

    When are the Hornets going to be good?