Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

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I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Sometimes things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.

Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you're in a fight.

My heroes are, and were, my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players but it's definitely impacted the league.

Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge as well as the physical challenge.

I play to win whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

As athletes we're used to reacting quickly. Here it's 'come stop come stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.

The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.

Be true to the game because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game and in some ways that's about life too.

I realize that I'm black but I like to be viewed as a person and this is everybody's wish.

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

It's a habit of mine now noticing labels logos shoes.

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