It's one thing for a Hornets player to upset head coach James Borrego. It's another to draw the ire of owner Michael Jordan.
Second-year guard Malik Monk earned a chat with Jordan on Charlotte's bench during the final seconds of the Hornets' 108-107 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday as the pair discussed Monk's decision to jump onto the court after Jeremy Lamb hit a go-ahead jumper with 0.3 seconds remaining. Charlotte's bench was assesed a warning on the play, but still held on for the one-point victory. Monk is lucky to not have cost the Hornets a win, or he likely would have needed an extra chat with Jordan.
Watch MJ admonish Monk below:
Jordan insisted his slap of Monk was more playful than anything.
"It was like a big brother and little brother tap," Jordan told the Associated Press. "No negative intent. Only love!"
Charlotte is sixth in the East at 14–13 after Wednesday's victory. Monk is fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 10.3 points per game.