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" Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. "
" The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are. "
" I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. "
" I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. "
" I know the signs of scaredness. "
" Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. "
" You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. "
" 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. "
" I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges. "
" Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too. "
" Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. "
" I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life. "
" When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals. "
" Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization. "
" One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. "
" There's only one Michael Jordan. "
" In reality, I never want to grow up. "
" Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet. "
" There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either. "
" I wasn't really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports. "
" Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No. "
" How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn't have done it. "
" Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge. "
" 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. "
" 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.' "
Never Too Late
" I'm patient. "
" I like control. "
" In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money. "
" I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more. "
" Winning isn't always championships. "
" I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish. "