When asked whom would F1 star Mick Schumacher have a meal with, he instantly picked Michael Jordan, calling the Chicago Bulls legend the “greatest in his sport”.
No other name is arguably bigger than Michael Jordan’s in the NBA fraternity. The Chicago Bulls legend was one of the greatest players to ever walk on the hardwood. Because of his dominant game style, several people considered MJ as a basketball god.
During the span of his 15-year long career, Jordan not only established himself as the most prolific player in NBA history but also helped his Bulls organisation to become one of the best dynasties in league history. Helping the Chicago Bulls clinch two successful three-pests in a span of only eight years.
F1 star Mick Schumacher calls Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player
Mike was not only is not only the most popular name in basketball but also is one of the most celebrated cultural icons throughout the world. His Airness has had an impact on several athletes who aren’t from the basketball community.
Several athletes of this day and age have grown up watching and being like Mike. Irrespective of what sport they play, each aspiring athlete, growing up, wanted to have the success that Air Jordan had.
Recently, a 22-year-old F1 star Mick Schumacher revealed how he believed the Hall-Of-Famer is “the greatest in his sport”. A few days before the British GP, during a QnA with the fans, the Haas driver was asked:
“If you could have a meal with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?”
The German driver, giving his respects to Mike, revealed:
“Maybe Michael Jordan. I think that would be interesting to obviously hear his story. And how, you know, obviously, he’s been the greatest in his sport and I think it’s interesting to also sometimes hear how some legends in different sports approach their career in a way. Yeah, I think that would be quite interesting.”
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Of course, Mick knows a thing or two about greatness. He is the son of the great Michael Schumacher, a 7-time Formula One World Champion with 91 career wins, 155 podiums, 2-time ESPY Best Driver Award winner, and arguably one of the greatest racers in F1 history.
No question, Mick has been surrounded by greatness his whole life. Surely his father would be a huge role model for him, but it’s nice to see how Mick also wants to learn how the competitive mind of Michael Jordan approached his legendary 15-year career.