Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player. He is also a 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. His biography on the NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”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. Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today.
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.
Limits, Like Fear, Is Often An Illusion.
I've Failed Over And Over And Over Again In My Life And That Is Why I Succeed.
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.
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.
When I Was Playing Before I Retired, I Never Really Understood The Appreciation And The Respect That People Gave Me. People Had Treated Me Like A God Or Something, And That Was Very Embarrassing.
If You Accept The Expectations Of Others, Especially Negative Ones, Then You Never Will Change The Outcome.
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 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.
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've Never Been Afraid To Fail.
There Is No 'I' In Team But There Is In Win.
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.
There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect Basketball Player, And I Don't Believe There Is Only One Greatest Player Either.
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.
Sometimes, Things May Not Go Your Way, But The Effort Should Be There Every Single Night.
It's A Heavy Duty To Try To Do Everything And Please Everybody. My Job Was To Go Out There And Play The Game Of Basketball As Best I Can And Provide Entertainment For Everyone Who Wanted To Watch Basketball. Obviously, People May Not Agree With That; Again, I Can't Live With What Everyone's Impression Of What I Should Or What I Shouldn't Do.
I Want To Be The Bridge To The Next Generation.
I'm Not A Twitterer, I'm Not A Twerker, I'm Not A Facebooker, I'm Not Nothing. I'm Old School.
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.
One Day, You Might Look Up And See Me Playing The Game At 50. Don't Laugh. Never Say Never, Because Limits, Like Fears, Are Often Just An Illusion.
The Game Is My Wife. It Demands Loyalty And Responsibility, And It Gives Me Back Fulfillment And Peace.
You Have To Expect Things Of Yourself Before You Can Do Them.
My Body Could Stand The Crutches But My Mind Couldn't Stand The Sideline.
Talent Wins Games, But Teamwork And Intelligence Wins Championships.
My Heroes Are And Were My Parents. I Can't See Having Anyone Else As My Heroes.
I Built My Talents On The Shoulders Of Someone Else's Talent.
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.
I've Always Believed That If You Put In The Work, The Results Will Come.
I'm Not Out There Sweating For Three Hours Every Day Just To Find Out What It Feels Like To Sweat.
How Many Times Have Your Parents Told You Not To Do Things, And The Next Thing You Know, You Go Do It? And You Realized You Shouldn't Have Done It.
Sometimes You Need To Get Hit In The Head To Realize That You're In A Fight.
Some People Want It To Happen, Some Wish It Would Happen, Others Make It Happen.
Purchasing The Bobcats Is The Culmination Of My Post-playing Career Goal Of Becoming The Majority Owner Of An Nba Franchise.
It's A Habit Of Mine Now, Noticing Labels, Logos, Shoes.
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 Is Nerve-wracking Watching My Kids' Games.
In Reality, I Never Want To Grow Up.
I Think The Players Win The Championship, And The Organization Has Something To Do With It, Don't Get Me Wrong. But Don't Try To Put The Organization Above The Players.
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.
In Any Investment, You Expect To Have Fun And Make Money.
I Can't Speak For The Future. I Have No Crystal Ball.
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.
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.
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.
Gambling Is Legal And Betting Is Legal, For What I Bet.
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.
Winning Isn't Always Championships.
I Won't Have Any Competitive Instincts In Any Sports, Other Than Golf. I Can't See Being Competitive In Sports Any More.
I Do Not Have A Problem, I Enjoy Gambling, But I Think People Are Trying To Make It Seem Like I Have A Problem, Because People Really Don't Know.