Michael Jordan Questions the "Work Ethic" of the Younger Generation of NBA Stars

Aired on 10/25/2005 | CC
In retirement, Michael Jordan reflected on the way basketball had changed since the '90s, when he led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. In 2005, Michael stopped by The Oprah Winfrey Show with his pal Charles Barkley, and when asked how he may have influenced athlete pay, he had a surprising answer. Here, Michael explains why the high salaries and advertising deals offered to him and his elite peers were of a fundamentally different nature than those lavished on the latest crop of up-and-coming NBA stars.