Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the best basketball player of all time. He is also instrumental to popularizing the NBA during his time in the league not only for his undeniable skills and gravity-defying dunks, but also for competitiveness.
Perhaps one can say that Michael Jordan is so good at basketball it’s unfair.
He was a 5x league MVP, 6x NBA Finals MVP, and has defiantly shown how he could win even after coming back from previous retirements.
Michael Jordan’s final NBA game was way back in 2003 in Philadelphia. He has focused more on his businesses since, and is now the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
He’s had long-time business relations with products like Gatorade, Coca Cola, Wheaties and Hanes, etc. but he is popular to many for his partnership with Nike.
It is perhaps through the Jordan Brand that people mainly identify him with, and that is why Forbes magazine cited Michael Jordan as having generated $1 billion in sales for Nike alone.
Fans simply “want to be like Mike.”
And that is where reality sinks in, specifically at Michael Jordan’s Flight school where he teaches kids the fundamentals of the game.
NBA player Chris Paul and Derek Fisher were present, before hundreds of enrollees, and started a game challenging Jordan to take 6 shots, but if he misses 3, each kid consequently gets a free sneaker from him.
But even at the age of 53, Michael Jordan wouldn’t let up still. He made shot after shot against the kids’ boos and it didn’t bother him one bit.
Even way past his prime, the goal is still all about winning, as Michael Jordan remained unfazed; shooting the ball from different corners and essentially shifted the challenge back to Chris Paul and Derek Fisher.
Chris Paul was close to making all his shots, which would’ve given the kids new shoes, but his final attempt rattled out. Derek Fisher failed the kids too.
At the end of the day Michael Jordan beats them all.
It’s so unfair.
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