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.
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.
Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players.