Top 10 Michael Jordan Quotes



Below you will find my top favorite Michael Jordan quotes relating to basketball and life.



Many feel that Michael Jordan is THE greatest basketball player in history. I agree with that, however I don’t feel that it is just his physical talents that gave him his great success. In fact, I feel that his hard work, determination and love for the game ultimately gave him the title. If you are just looking for inspiration, motivation or simply doing research, the below top 10 quotes will lead you in the right direction.

You will also find other great Michael Jordan basketball quotes at the bottom of the page as well.

My favorite quote by Michael Jordan is...

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. ”
-- Michael Jordan



By using his will and focusing on victory, he ultimately turns “lemons into lemonade”.


Top 10
Michael Jordan Quotes


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #10

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #9

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #8

I truly love the game; I wouldn't be playing if I didn't love the game. I'm not getting paid astronomical dollars; it's truly for the love of the game of basketball.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #7

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #6

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #5

There was never any fear of failure for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #4

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.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #3

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #2

I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I've met, and I think that I thrive on that.
--Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan Basketball Quotes #1

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

--Michael Jordan




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