Being Michael Jordan is a tough job. A celebrity revered as a god in modern times. But what was it like to be him at his peak?
Michael Jordan is one of the most prolific athletes to ever grace the planet. His identity and personality far transcend the sport. We can go so far as to say that the name Jordan is more identifiable than the sport.
The name is familiar and the person who was once an athlete is now revered as the god of sport. There will be no debates about it, his credentials are validated by an equally iconic career.
But what was it like to be Michael Jordan at the height of his powers? How did the world view him in the late 80s and early 90s?
Well, we should hear it from the man himself.
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Michael Jordan talks about what it’s like to be him
Being GM is therefore a more difficult task than usual. Naturally, you are the best basketball player in the world, but more than that, you also represent America on the world stage.
The video oddly appears to be from the late 80s or early 90s. The interviewer asks what it’s like to be in his place. Michael’s response centers on him being stalked by people asking for his autograph.
He talks about how much he loved it at first and how it became a chore over time. He found it difficult to go to malls with his friends and have free time.
The key to remember here is how the shine of fame fades over time. A young Michael Jordan loves it and an older one realizes that the novelty is only temporary. There is a lesson to be learned here, you just have to look closely.
“Winning has a price.
Leadership has a price.
I wanted to win but I wanted them to win and be part of it as well.
Michael Jordan, The Last Dance pic.twitter.com/8xwE0qGB93
—Sam Allen (@CoachSamAllen) April 18, 2022
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