Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.
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My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
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.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
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.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.
I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve.
And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball.
You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.
There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.
I want to be the bridge to the next generation.
For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.
I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.
I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life.
Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
Winning isn't always championships.
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.
Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do.
And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you're in a fight.
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.
In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete.
I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.
It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me.
And the people who say that aren't in the room.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
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.
There is no 'i' in team but there is in win.
Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization.
I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf.
I can't see being competitive in sports any more.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.