How The Last Dance shows bias against Rockets James Harden

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Jordan proposes change for MVP award voting

Jordan also said that he felt he should have won the MVP in 1997 over Karl Malone, which was spun as him finding ways to motivate himself. But if people thought Harden was salty about any of his previous MVP snubs, and there have been many, Jordan was much more bitter after getting beat out by Malone.

At the time, Jordan went so far as to propose that the league grant an MVP winner to each conference, which would have allowed both him and Malone to be crowned victors of the trophy.  Jordan provided his explanation to the Chicago Tribune back in 1997, as he was voicing his displeasure.

“That way players could share the awards,” he said. The league “also would get twice the marketing of the products they like to sell.”

We can’t make this stuff up here. Jordan was so bitter about missing out on the MVP that he suggested the league change their format so that two people could win the MVP award. And then spun it into how the league would stand to gain by getting additional marketing of their “products” to shift away from his saltiness of missing out.

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