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Michael Jordan Quotes

Is Michael Jordan the very best player to ever play the game?

There is always debate on issues like the “Best Player Ever”, but who can argue with how special Jordan was and the impact he had on the game forever?

Michael Jordan was an amazing player to watch and learn from. Sometimes you just stood in awe as you watched him go through a defense like a knife through butter.

As part of our Superhero Basketball Quotes Series, we bring you MJ Quotes.

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Michael Jordan Quotes (1-5)

  • “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
  • “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.”
  • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
  • “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.”
  • “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 Quotes (6-10)

  • “I never thought a role model should be negative.”
  • “I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish.”
  • “Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.”
  • “There is no “I” in team but there is in win.”
  • “There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren’t willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
  • Michael Jordan Quotes (11-15)

  • “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 at it.”
  • “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 know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time.”
  • “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
  • “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”
  • Michael Jordan Quotes (16-20)

  • “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
  • “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.”
  • “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.”
  • “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
  • “It’s 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, … People may not agree with that . . . I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.”
  • Michael Jordan Quotes (21-25)

  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • Michael Jordan Quotes

  • “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.”
  • “People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while.”
  • “The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.”
  • Michael Jordan Quotes (26-29)

  • “I’ve never been afraid to fail.”
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
  • “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”
  • “I’m sorry to see it end.”

    END: Michael Jordan Quotes