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Michael Jordan Quotes

List of quotes from basketball phenom Michael Jordan. Jordan is best known for his prowess on the basketball court, and is widely considered among the greatest legends the game has yet produced. Therefore, his quotes are often mentioned and used in an inspirational context, to encourage others to pursue their dreams and work as hard as Jordan did in perfecting his game.

However, Jordan is a quotable figure and his words have been used in a variety of contexts. He is the author of the book "Driven from Within" (along with Mark Vancil.) He's also notable for leaving his basketball career at the peak of his championship-winning powers to pursue a side career in minor league baseball.

Today, he's notably the owner of the serially-terrible Charlotte Bobcats, who played particularly woefully in the 2011-2012 season. But Jordan has faced other, non-professional challenges as well. After being spotted gambling in Atlantic City during the Chicago Bulls 1993 playoff run, and allegations that he had lost millions of dollars betting on his own golf games, a possible Jordan gambling addiction became the subject of a lot of rumor and speculation. (Jordan later conceded on "60 Minutes" that he had made some "reckless decisions.") Many of his quotes could be relevant in the context of taking chances or rising to new challenges, even following a period of failure.

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    I've Missed More than 9000 Shots

    I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been ... more
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    Never Say Never

    Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
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    Just Play

    Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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    My Heroes

    My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
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    Some People Want it to Happen

    Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
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    I Play to Win

    I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the ... more
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    Negative Situation

    Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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    My Drive to Win

    But my drive to win is so great. I just step over that line. It's very embarrassing. One of ... more
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    The Basketball Court

    The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the ... more
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    Obstacles

    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
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    I Would Tell Players to Relax

    I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the ... more
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    Even When I'm Old and Grey

    Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
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    Accept Failure

    I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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    I Never Looked at the Consequences

    I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. When you think about the ...
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    My Attitude

    My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will ... more
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    When I Step Onto the Court

    When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the ... more
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    new! The Good Part About Being Famous

    The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you ... more
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    There Are Plenty of Teams

    There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of ... more
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    I Realize That I'm Black

    I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish. more
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    Talent Wins Games

    Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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