Michael Jordan quotes
Michael Jordan was born on
February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in North Carolina. He tried out early for his school's
basketball team as a sophomore but was not accepted because he was too short at 5’11”. He did play for the Junior
Varsity team and became a star player that year with many 40 point games. He moved up to Varsity and played
consistently earning a nomination to the All-American Team for a triple-double in stats. Jordan or MJ as he came to
be known played for North Carolina University and was named Freshman of the Year. He played three years of college
basketball and was selected to the NCAA All-American First Team two times. He entered the NBA draft in 1984 and was
picked up by the Chicago Bulls. MJ’s NBA career started off well with him averaging 28.2 ppg and becoming very
popular with fans. His second season was cut short when he broke his foot and missed many games but he came back
and matched the all-time scoring record for a season with 3,000 points. He continued playing with The Bulls and
they began regularly getting into the playoffs and finally won in the 1990-1991 season. They continued dominating
and won three consecutive titles. He retired from basketball in 1993 when his father was killed and tried a stint
in baseball. However, he returned to basketball two years later and the Bulls again dominated with a three-peat. He
retired and then returned again to play for the Washington Wizards. Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal teams
and after his third retirement worked briefly for Washington before becoming part owner of the Charlotte
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times,
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.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. When you think about the
consequences you always think of a negative result.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things
half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
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.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will
change the outcome.
There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day
you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good
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
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to
One day you might look up and see me playing the game at fifty. Oh, don't laugh, don't laugh.
Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.
Many people have God-given talent, and I'm certainly one of them. But what has set me apart
throughout my entire life is that you'll never find anyone more competitive than I am. I will not
settle for second in anything.
I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly
where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.