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.
It’s hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it’s definitely impacted the league.
I’ve had tendinitis since college.
There’s only one Michael Jordan.
I like control.
Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.
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.
It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.
In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.
Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I’ve done? No.
I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.
I never thought a role model should be negative.
In reality, I never want to grow up.
I wasn’t really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.
I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports any more.