Michael Jordan quotes

Born
February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York.

Occupation
Professional basketball player, businessman.

Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player, 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.

I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don’t know.
– Michael Jordan
I’ve never been afraid to fail.
– Michael Jordan
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.
– Michael Jordan
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
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
– Michael Jordan
My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.
– Michael Jordan
It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.
– Michael Jordan
I’m not a Twitterer, I’m not a twerker, I’m not a Facebooker, I’m not nothing. I’m old school.
– 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
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
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
– Michael Jordan
Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
– Michael Jordan
I’ve had tendinitis since college.
– 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
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
I never thought a role model should be negative.
– Michael Jordan
In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
– Michael Jordan
My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.
– 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’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
– 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’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
– Michael Jordan
I wasn’t really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.
– Michael Jordan
It’s a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.
– Michael Jordan
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
– Michael Jordan
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
– Michael Jordan
Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.
– 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
Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.
– Michael Jordan
In reality, I never want to grow up.
– Michael Jordan
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
– Michael Jordan
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.
– Michael Jordan
Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.
– Michael Jordan
Winning isn’t always championships.
– Michael Jordan
I like control.
– Michael Jordan
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
Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I’ve done? No.
– Michael Jordan
I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.
– Michael Jordan
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
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
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
– Michael Jordan
I know the signs of scaredness.
– Michael Jordan
I’m patient.
– Michael Jordan
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