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Michael Jordan: 10 quotes from His Airness, the King

In 1982, a young freshman guard on the North Carolina Tar Heels college basketball team scored the game-winning point with 17 seconds left on the clock. The game was the NCAA championship. The freshman was Michael Jordan. After another three successful seasons with the Tar Heels, MJ went on to dominate professional basketball during the era of some of the biggest names in the sport: Patrick Ewing, Muggsy Bouges, Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley – and those are just the bad guys from "Space Jam"! Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles. After several false alarms, he actually retired in 2003. He is now part owner of the South Carolina Bobcats.

(Quotes obtained from www.michaeljordanquotes.orggoodreads.com, and basketballquotes.net)

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1. On success

"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."

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