Quotes about Michael Jordan by Skip Bayless, Scottie Pippen, Jay Williams, Dierks Bentley, B. J. Armstrong, Tim Howard and many others.
For 30 years I wrote for newspapers and magazines, wrote books on the Dallas Cowboys’ dynasties of the ’70s and ’90s, wrote about Michael Jordan in Chicago and Barry Bonds in the Bay Area, even wrote columns for ESPN.com from 2004 to 2006.
Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game.
Five years before my accident in 2003, you saw Kobe and Shaq pull up to games on bikes. Michael Jordan owned a racing team. So it wasn’t that weird that I was on a motorcycle, even though it was against team rules. You’ve got to live your life, you know? But yeah, I made a dumb choice.
I met Michael Jordan on a golf course! I don’t even know what to say. I’m still freaked out that I met him.
He was so confident. But underneath that, behind the scenes, I knew Michael Jordan was a country kid from North Carolina, and it was that simple to him. He was a young man, at heart, who wanted to be one of the guys who loved to play and was willing to do whatever was necessary.
I grew up a Michael Jordan fan; that was my first idol. But my true sports idol was Deion Sanders: he was the person I always wanted to be. I wanted to play two sports professionally, which would never happen, but to me, that was every kid’s dream.
In Taiwan, I’d be like Michael Jordan walking down the street.
I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.
If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.
So much has been said about Michael Jordan as a basketball player, but when I played with him, the Michael I knew was just Michael. I guess more than anything is that I got to experience the human side of the so-called gladiators, warriors and heroes that we worship.
If you’re a person struggling to eat and stay healthy, you might have heard about Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali, but you’ll never have heard of Bill Gates.
I grew up in Chicago, and I understand what Michael Jordan symbolizes.
If an athlete like Michael Jordan played tennis, he would be the best – he’s flexible, not too bulky, and has unbelievable hand-to-eye coordination.
I’m not a fan of analytics. When I was a kid, I couldn’t tell you what percentage Allen Iverson shot, or Michael Jordan.
I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.
I’m a Michael Jordan fan just like everyone else. I just don’t think he’s the greatest player ever.
I told my boys this: Somebody gotta be better than Michael Jordan. Why not you?