“He’s not a politician” Jamie Foxx confessed reservation on how Michael Jordan could never survive in digital era

Jamie Foxx reveals why Michael Jordan would not have survived in the modern day NBA

Michael Jordan always found a way to win, be it at sports or even with a handshake. The former basketball player was an incredibly skilled athlete with the ability to switch between defense and offense in an instant. Nobody could dominate the GOAT, but maybe perhaps the media.

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan

Hollywood Actor Jamie Foxx has been a long time follower of the NBA and all things sports. He said in a recent interview that the Chicago Bulls player would not have thrived with the media around him as much as it is today with other players. His point sticks out very well in fact.

“Listen, he’s a basketball player, he’s not a politician. And sometimes, we hold people outside of politics, tougher than we do the politicians because it’s easy,” he said. Back in the day, the media covered much less of political views of athletes and more of their work in the sport itself.

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The media’s history with the NBA and how Jordan escaped it

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen

These days, players are often put on spot to answer politically related questions. Especially now that the world is in a revolutionary phase with allies fighting for justice in equality, racial acceptance and much more, opinions of players with such high regard play a very influential role in the public.

Michael Jordan’s career would have been high overshadowed by such events in Jamie Foxx’s opinion. Players such as LeBron James and many more are often viewed for their life outside of basketball and beyond personal boundaries.

MJ was lucky enough to escape this “digital era” and had his incredible journey as a player displayed for all the right reasons. Now that his life revolves around business, it works more in his favor since people tend to be more interested in activities outside of basketball.

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Rakibul John Rodgers is a budding writer who loves the sport of basketball. He enjoys being in the company of music and knows how to play the guitar, bass, drums, and ukulele. He is currently pursuing his final year at college in the field of journalism.