I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

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

My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.

Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.

It's a 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 and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.

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.

I've never been afraid to fail.

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.

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.

I know the signs of scaredness.

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

There is no 'i' in team but there is in win.