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

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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20 comments

  1. Being rich made him a light skin then his prime days mans on a vacation twice a year six months each!

  2. Lebron does BOTH. He perfects his craft and speaks out on social justice issues. Mohammed Ali and others did it. Jordan is first and above all about the $. Enough said.

  3. Michael Jordan doesn’t like politics. He likes solving problems. We should all be problem solvers as opposed to politicians.

  4. First of all, there’s no honor when your “activism” is based on lies. That’s idiotic! I don’t watch sports to be lectured to or preached at. I don’t care what you personally believe, but just leave it off of the field and court. Since pro sports refuses to get it go, my family and I no long watch. But since you want to shove your dogma down my throat, here are some fact that the whole SJW agenda is based on outright lies:
    In early 2020, the largest study ever done on police involved shootings was done jointly by the Washington Post, University of Maryland, and Michigan St. University. I looked at every police shooting in every police precinct in the nation in 2019.

    There were 1,003 armed people killed by police officers: 405 were white, 249 were black, and 349 were other races.

    There were 55 unarmed people killed by police: 25 were white, 14 were black, and 16 were other races.

    The study also found that black citizens are more likely to be shot by black officers.

    Number of police interactions with the public nationally in 2019 ~ 350 million
    Number of unarmed black people shot & killed by cops nationally in 2019 = 14.
    That is 0.0000004% of all police interactions ending in the death of an unarmed black person.
    But there are usually MANY reasons officers shoot any unarmed suspect; like if a suspect is trying to obtain the weapon of the officer, the suspect is going for a weapon, or if the officer is being physically overtaken by a bigger, stronger, suspect or multiple suspects. But if you take the hundreds of thousands of officers in the nation, multiply that by the number of contacts per day, these are statistically negligible. So, you’re trying to take highly marginal incidents and apply them to the whole issue.

    FBI Uniform Crime Report (2016): The number of black murder victims jumped 900% since the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2014. The overwhelming majority (93%) were killed by black criminals, not police or white people.

    The Washington Post’s Fatal Force Database – The number of black people killed by police dipped to 259 in 2015, 233 in 2016, and 175 as of Oct. 12, 2017. Police murders went up 53% in 2016 alone. Of the 233 black males who were killed that year, only 16 were unarmed. The majority of those were due to the unarmed suspect going for the officer’s gun, physically overwhelming the officer, or other such circumstances.

    Dr. Richard Johnson, Criminologist, University of Toledo; 2012 American Crime Study

    *Black males are 40X more likely to be killed by other black males than a police officer.

    *Less than 400 people were killed by police officers in 2012. Of those, 61% were white, 32% were black.

    *Black males are only 6.5% of the population, but commit 52% of all murders.

    *Blacks are 27% more likely to attack whites than whites attack blacks and 8% more likely to attack Hispanics than in reverse.

    *93% of all black people who are murdered are murdered by other black people.

    * Black offenders rob white victims 12X more often than in reverse.

    U.S. Department of Justice 2014: There were more than 6,000 black-on-black murders, more than white-on-white and hispanic-on-hispanic murders combined.

    Officer use of force will occur where the police interact most often with violent criminals, armed suspects, and those resisting arrest. Statististicaly, this happens mostly in black neighborhoods. In America’s 75 largest counties in 2009, for example, blacks constituted 62 percent of all robbery defendants, 57 percent of all murder defendants, 45 percent of all assault defendants—but are only 15 percent of the population.

    In New York City, blacks are 23% of the population, but commit 75% of shootings. Whites are 34% of the population, but commit less than 2% of shootings.

    FBI Statistics: In 2015 alone, there were 7,000 black-on-black murders, more than the KKK did in its entire history.

    An officer is 18.5x more likely to be murdered by a black male than in reverse.

    Black males between 14-17 commit murder at 10X the rate of white and hispanic teen males combined.

    Black males of all age groups murder at a rate 8X that of white and hispanic males combined.

    Killers of police officers have been 40% black males, even though they are only 6.5% of the population.

    Since 2015, crime rates are now going up due to some inner city community leaders demanding police back off of their patrols in high-crime areas. In cities with the largest black populations, murders went up anywhere from 54% (Washington, DC) to 90% (Cleveland, OH). America’s 56 largest cities saw murder increase by 17%. This has been deemed by Crime Statisticians as the “Ferguson Effect”: The result of a false narrative being injected into a community by social media, national mass media, and elected officials and the community suffering the consequences.

    In 2016, Professor Roland Fryer of Harvard University (who is black) had originally assumed that there was racism among police officers and decided to do an in-depth study on the matter. He analyzed 10,000 officers involved shootings and found absolutely no racial bias whatsoever. One example, it was found that in Houston, TX whites were 24% more likely than blacks to be shot. He said, “These findings are the most surprising of my career”.

    In a 2015 U. of Washington study by Researcher, Lois James, found that cops were less likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one.

    From 1975 to 2015, police shooting blacks has gone down 75%. Police shooting whites has had no measurable change.

    2018 Bureau of Justice Statistics found that there were 593,598 violent crimes (excluding homicides) between blacks-on-white and white-on-black. Blacks committed 537,402 (90.5%) of these, even though they’re 13% of the population and whites committed 56,394 (8.5%), even though they’re 60% of the population

    In a Brookings Institute study in 2013, It was found that the #1 and #2 issues hurting the black community is the 75% out-of-wedlock birth rate. If the rate was that high within any racial group, they would suffer the same harmful effects. The study also concluded that if any person, regardless of race, did 3 things: 1. Not have a child outside of wedlock, 2. Graduate from high school, 3. Get a job, 98% would be above the poverty line and 75% would be in the middle class.

  5. You see back in the days basketball players were more dedicated to play basketball and were not involved in politics that’s what made the beautiful because every one had one thing mind to win the game.

  6. MJ is one cool, sauve, handsome cat who happens to worth over a Billion Dollars. He’s been giving back to the community in a quiet way.

  7. I feel moral has been mutilated because sports was America’s morale and they dont focus and get out and play it seems they just made more trouble for the country stopping before and during games.. They should’ve spent their free time on it, now so many people can’t even stomach sports anymore ….

  8. That interviewer is such a arrogant fool suggesting that MJ should have being political commentator in the past.