According to the Associated Press, MGM Resorts International may face an investigation after Michael Jordan’s 19-year old son tweeted about spending $35,000 at the Haze nightclub in the Aria resort and casino:
Jordan’s 19-year-old son Marcus Jordan tweeted Aug. 20 about spending $35,000 at Haze at Aria Resort & Casino.
“Last night was stupid… 35K at Haze,” the University of Central Florida sophomore guard said. “Totals 50K something the whole day.”
The tweet has since been removed from the site.
Jordan told a Fox Sports website last week that the tweet was a mistake and said he had conversations with both his parents about it.
It is, of course, illegal to drink and gamble under the age of 21 in the state of Nevada, and MGM is currently under investigation because of the UCF guard’s actions. A UCF spokesperson and MGM resorts spokesperson both declined to give a comment.
Obviously, the younger Jordan didn’t make himself look very good with his tweets, but what would you do if you were 19 years old, had more money than God, free run of Las Vegas, and your deity father’s appetites for partying and gambling were legendary?
A 19-year old drinking is hardly cause for national concern. And even though it’s a bit unsettling to hear about a college student dropping two semester’s worth of tuition in a single day, it’s not all that shocking that the Jordan apple didn’t fall all that far from the tree where partying is concerned. The lesson here, which is surprisingly applicable to young people who aren’t Michael Jordan’s kids, is that young people should think before using twitter, FaceBook, or anything else to let the entire world know about their questionable decisions.
With our PBT Extra videos, we are previewing the entire NBA by using bold predictions, starting in the Pacific Division (we already did the Warriors).
Some of those predictions come from fans on Twitter where I had sent out a request, including the bold prediction for the Clippers.
It could happen, they are certainly contenders. But two things need to happen.
The big one is their defense, which was middle of the pack last season, needs to move into the top 10 (and DeAndre Jordan needs to play consistently like a guy who is third in Defensive Player of the Year voting).
Second is the new and improved bench unit of Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, and Jamal Crawford (he’s not new) need to mesh into a unit. Those are three guys who like to create for themselves and make questionable shot choices, getting them play well with others could be a bumpy road.
Stephen Curry said the defending-champion Warriors would have no problem picking up where they left off.
His swagger certainly remains intact.