Line(s) of the Day #TheLastDance

“Nike’s expectation when we signed the deal was, at the end of year four, they hoped to sell $3 million worth of Air Jordans,” says David Falk, Michael Jordan’s agent. “In year one, we sold $126 million.”

Just one of the revelations from The Last Dance (2020), the Neflix documentary focused on Michael Jordan’s hugely eventful, and highly successful, time at the Chicago Bulls. I just had to quote this show again, even after my recent post.

Line(s) of the Day #MichaelJordan

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Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn’t want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didn’t want to be challenged. And I earned that right as my teammates came after me. They didn’t endure all the things I had to endure. 

The extraordinary sporting icon that is Michael Jordan (1963 – ) on being asked whether his intensity came at the being at the expense of being a nice guy. Jordan’s ferocious will-to-win and extraordinary succeess are highlighted in the enthralling Netflix sporting documentary The Last Dance (2020). You can find another of his great insights here.

Line(s) of the Day #MichaelJordan

Michael JordanI’ve missed more than 9,000 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.

Michael Jordan (1963 – )