Day 88 of 90…Stop worrying about things that aren’t important like scoring, publicity, high rankings, etc.
Jordan was once quoted in Jet magazine online about today’s players,
“I found more guys playing not for the love of the game, but for money and prestige,” Jordan said. “Players today worry more about who is being paid the most money and gets the highest recognition. I was never about that,” he continued. “Those things happened to me when I least expected it. I never expected to be the player I became. I wanted my skills to be among the best. But once I worked hard and the skills developed, everything else just took care of itself . But good work ethic and love of the game first is no longer what drives players in the (NBA). Do you know what is corrupting the league and will destroy it if it gets out of hand? It’s greed. It’s the love of money and the jealousy over what the other guy is making.” (“Jordan Questions Players Love For Game”. Jet Magazine. June 27, 1994.)
“The NBA became great because when I came into the game, the best players had talent and personality, and that sold the league. People can tell when you are for real about loving the game by the way you play and carry yourself. Today the league is trying to manufacture talent and personality through marketing. And it can’t be done. It must come naturally. And if you ask me for the ingredients, I can’t give them to you. It just came naturally. I was just being me.”
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