Back in an interview in 2003, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan revealed that he had never met a person who was as competitive as him.
When we talk about the greatest player to ever grace the league, Michael Jordan is the name that is brought up the most. The Chicago Bulls legend is considered to be a basketball god, and anyone who witnessed the illustrious resume he built over 1,072 games, would agree to that fact.
Being a 5-time MVP, 6-time champ, 6-runs Finals MVP, 14-time All-Star and a Hall-Of-Famer, MJ led the Bulls franchise to be one of the greatest dynasties in the league.
Back in the 1990s, behind the leadership of Mike, Chicago was the most dominant team. The organisation winning 6 championships in 8 years and even finished the 1996 season with a flawless 72-10 record.
“My competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I’ve met”: Michael Jordan
No doubt, Michael is the most talented player to grace the league. However, it was his crazy competitive spirit that set him apart from his opponents. Even though His Airness has never explicitly called himself the greatest player of all time, he does believe that he is the greatest competitor of all time.
Back in 2003, during his final All-Star Game appearance, Mike sat down for an interview with John Thompson. In that interview, Air Jordan revealed:
“I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I’ve met. I think that I thrive on that, I think that’s my biggest motivation in life.”
“To compete, find different competitions in certain things in life and try to overcome that. I have yet to meet someone who is as competitive as me. I just feel that much confident about my competitive drive.”
After hearing his tales, fans usually look at him as a crazy man who was obsessed with competition. However, MJ had a crazy fixation with winning.
And night in and night out, for over 15 years of his professional basketball career, Jordan played with an unparalleled passion to win the game. Clearly, there can’t be any other player quite like Michael Jordan.