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.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
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.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Michael Jordan — quotes and aphorisms
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.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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.