Michael Jordan on his worst day is ten times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day.— Reggie Miller
Most Powerful Michael Jordan quotations
You cannot simultaneously be grateful and frustrated ~Michael Hyatt
I want to do for rebounds what Michael Jordan did for dunks.
To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
I don't wanna be Jordan, I don't wanna be Bird or Isiah, I don't wanna be any of these guys. I want to look in the mirror and say I did it my way.
Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.
If you look up the definition of greatness in the dictionary, it will say Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan is God disguised as a basketball player.
To make Michael Myers frightening, I made him walk like a man, not a monster.
If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better.
The best players are always in the thick of the action.
(Michael) Jordan did it with the Bulls, (Kobe) Bryant does it with the Lakers and Leo does it here. We want him to stay with us because he's the best and we wouldn't swap him for anyone.
We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this.
When you speak of role models, when we talk to our kids, everybody is a role model, everyone, just as you look at a Michael Jordan to be the terrific athlete he is.
Michael Jordan didn’t become a great basketball player because he wanted to do product endorsements. Van Gogh didn’t become a great painter because he dreamed that one day his paintings would sell for $50 million.
You can't explain much in 60 seconds, but when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to. It's that simple.
As a student of the game, it is a dream come true to align myself with a brand that has a rich history in sports. Like most kids, I grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and continue to work relentlessly to reach his iconic status on the court. I'm truly motivated to take my career to the next level as a member of Team Jordan.
If Michael Jordan was a damn plumber, he couldn't get a date. Any guy got $500 million looks good.
After Michael Jordan had scored a play-off record 69 points - I'll always remember this as the night Michael and I combined to score 70 points.
In my prime I could have handled Michael Jordan. Of course, he would be only 12 years old.
It [would have] been very difficult. As I said, the rules ... but if the rules were put in place back when Michael Jordan was in his prime - no hand-checking, the game was more geared toward offense, wanting to promote scoring in the game - he could have probably got close. He did score 69.
Maybe it's God disguised as Michael Jordan.
When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.
I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.
I've seen a lot of highlights of Steve Kerr knocking down the big shots .
.. when a legend, Michael Jordan, trusted his teammate and passed it to him. He might have played two minutes, but he was ready to knock down the big shot.
I mean, it's not just the rappers, you know what i'm saying? People want to attack anybody that's a large figure, you know what I'm saying? They did it to [Michael] Jordan, they did it to [Mike] Tyson, they did it to Bill Cosby, you know what I'm saying? They're gonna' attack you if you on top.
There are some rappers out there that I listen to, that I'm like: "You are really good but you could be like the Michael Jordan of rap if you applied yourself." There's a lot of people who are better at basketball than Michael Jordan, but Michael Jordan just wanted to be Michael Jordan, more.
I very rarely saw Tom Kite around. I've talked to Tom about it. I don't think Michael Jordan needed to be on the captain's cart with Kite; he needed to be walking in the gallery, supporting them from outside the ropes.
There's Michael [Jordan], then there's the rest of us.
If that's the last image of Michael Jordan...how magnificent is it!?
I'm just somebody that isn't that impressed by [Michael Jordan].
There really isn't anybody in the world I'm impressed with.
You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, 'This is wrong.'
He's very knowledgeable. That's the one advantage that I see in Kobe Bryant's career compared to Michael Jordan. Ten years into Kobe Bryant's career, we're seeing a very polished 27-year-old player who's probably got another seven or eight great years ahead of him.
Well, unless you're Wayne Gretzky or Michael Jordan, you need the full support of your team.
I'm not the guy whose gonna shoot 10,000 free-throws until I'm Michael Jordan - and it did happen kind of accidentally that I said, "Okay, yeah, I'll try singing."
Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play.
- Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Enjoy that you can see me now. I would love to see the great Michael Jordan and Julius Erving in their younger days, but they're gone. Look at me at 50, I'm going to eat right and live right so I can take less punches and look normal.
I always said if I ever get married, I would tell my woman - I love Michael Jordan, I am a Michael Jordan fanatic - I said, 'Michael Jordan is the only athlete you can sleep with and I wouldn't get mad, as long as you got something signed. You gotta bring back a ball, a hat or something. You can't just give away that sh*t for free.'
The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet.