Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), 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 played three seasons for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. He was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982. Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick. He quickly emerged as a league s... More


Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan #Attitude #Hope #Positive #Work

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.
Michael Jordan #Best

The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.
Michael Jordan #Failure

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan #Fear

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
Michael Jordan #Future

I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.
Michael Jordan #Sports

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 #God #Respect

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.
Michael Jordan #Change #Inspirational

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
Michael Jordan #Life

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.
Michael Jordan #Intelligence

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan #Legal

Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.
Michael Jordan #Life #Success

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan #Life

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 #Life #Travel

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 #Love

Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
Michael Jordan #Money

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
Michael Jordan #Peace

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

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan #Time

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.
Michael Jordan #Work

I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
Michael Jordan #Work

I wasn't really a work conscious type of person.
Michael Jordan #Best

I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.
Michael Jordan #Good #Life

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.
Michael Jordan #Life #Sports

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.
Michael Jordan #Love #Peace #Relationship #Respect #Time

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.