By Tre’ Smith
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
During the 1980s, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar anchored the most popular dynasty, the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. Making a powerful duo with Magic Johnson, they were the original Kobe and Shaq minus the fighting. The 1980s was when Michael Jordan was gaining his footing.
Michael Jordan dominated the 1990s, leading the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years. Unlike the players before him, Jordan used his popularity to his advantage, business wise. His thirty year partnership with Nike helped make him a billionaire.
Unfortunately, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan, the owner of the hometown Charlotte Hornets, never properly faced off. Well, the two never faced off on the court, properly. But, when it comes to social issues, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is taking Michael Jordan to task, saying he was more interested in selling products than human rights.
Source: Fox Sports
Follow Tre’ Smith on Twitter @MicrowaveNC.