Michael Jordan Quotes

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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

-Michael Jordan

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.’

-Michael Jordan

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

-Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports any more.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

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

-Michael Jordan

 

 

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

-Michael Jordan

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

-Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

-Michael Jordan

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.

-Michael Jordan

I never thought a role model should be negative.

-Michael Jordan

Winning isn’t always championships.

-Michael Jordan

I’d like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it’s never going to be completely normal.

-Michael Jordan

It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.

-Michael Jordan

 

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