Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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 never thought a role model should be negative.
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.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
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've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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.
I've never been afraid to fail.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
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.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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 body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
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.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
There is no "i" in team but there is in win.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Ce que pensent les autres de Michael Jordan
"Its just god disguised as Michael Jordan" (Cest juste Dieu déguisé en Michael Jordan) - Larry Bird après que MJ ait marqué 63 pts contre les Celtics
"Michael Jordan is just the best ever" - Jerry West
"I used to think that Michael Jordan was the Babe Ruth of basketball. I have now come to believe that Babre Ruth was the Michael Jordan of baseball." (Jai toujours pensé que MJ était le Babe Ruth du basketball. Maintenant jai réalisé que cest Babe Ruth qui est le Michael Jordan du baseball) - Jerry Reisnford le propriétaire des Bulls
"Theres Michael Jordan, and then theres the rest of us" (Il y a Michael Jordan, puis il y a tous les autres) - Magic Johnson
"Guarding Jordan is like a nightmare. I have dreams about it especially when the tongue comes out." (Défendre sur Jordan cest un cauchemar. Jen ai rêvé plusieurs fois, spécialement de la langue qui sort) - Graig Helo
"You dont hesitate with Michael or youll end up on some poster in a gift shop someplace" (Tu ne dois pas hésiter avec Michel ou tu finis sur un poster dans un magasin quelquepart) - Felton Spencer
"We wish Jordan were seven feet, but he isnt. There just wasnt a center available. What can you do? Jordan isnt going to turn this franchise around. I wouldnt ask him to. Hes a very good offensive player, but not an overpowering offensive player." (Nous aurions shouhaité que Jordan fasse 2m10, mais ce nest pas le cas. Il n y avait pas de pivot disponible, quest ce quon peut y faire? Jordan ne va pas changer le cours de cette franchise. Je ne demanderai pas ça de lui. Cest un très bon joueur offensif, mais ce nest pas un joueur dominant.) - Rod Thorn, le GM des Bulls après avoir sélectionné Jordan avec le 3ème pick de la draft
"When Michael is hot, to say he is unbelievable is an understatement." (Quand Michael est chaud, dire quil est incroyable est un euphémisme) - Dominique Wilkins
"You aint got no chance while his playing; He overtakes people with his mind. Hes not out there playing basketball with his skill and his god-given talent. Hes playing wiht his mind." (Tu nas aucune chance quand tu joues contre lui; Il domine les gens avec sa volonté. Il ne joue pas avec ses skills et son talent divin, il joue avec sa volonté.) - Stephon Marbury
"You just go out there and pray that he misses" (Tu dois juste prier pour quil loupe) - Ron Mercer
"Michael Jordan is the best who will ever play this game" (Michael Jordan est le meilleur qui aura joué au basket) - Bob Knight
"The Beatles AND Elvis are back" - Larry Brown sur le retour de Jordan en finale en 1995
"Mr Jordan, how does it feel to be god?" (M. Jordan quest ce que ça fait dêtre Dieu?) - Un journaliste Japonais lors dune conférence de presse à Barcelone en 92
"If I were charged with introducing an alien life form to the epitome of human potential, creativity, perseverance and spirit, I would introduce that Alien life form to Michael Jordan." (Si jétais chargé de présenter à une forme dAlien, le summum de lhumanité, en terme de potentiel, créativité, persévérance et volonté, je présenterai Michael Jordan) - Le sociologue Harry Edwards
"You dont stop Michael Jordan. Thats impossible. All you try to do is contain Michael Jordan" (Tu narrêtes pas Michael Jordan. Cest impossilbe. Tout ce que tu essayes de faire cest contenir Michael Jordan) - John Starks