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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.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But 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
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But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.
Magic Johnson guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon, creating opportunities that few could have imagined before, magic Johnson vision and leadership provided me with the global stage that allowed me to succeed. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had a deep love for the game of basketball and demanded excellence from those around Former NBA Commissioner David Stern -- and I admired Former NBA Commissioner David Stern for that. I wouldn't be where I am without Former NBA Commissioner David Stern. I offer my deepest sympathies to Dianne and Former NBA Commissioner David Stern family.
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