Quotes About Michael Jordan

[success]Once Michael gets up there he says, “Well, maybe I’ll just hang up here in the air for a while, just sit back.” Then all of a sudden, he says, “Well, maybe I’ll 360. No, I changed my mind. I’ll go up on the other side.” He’s just incredible.

-Magic Johnson, quoted in Classic NBA Quotes: Michael Jordan. NBA Encyclopedia. NBA Media Ventures. Retrieved on 2006-11-22.[divider][/success]

I think he’s God disguised as Michael Jordan.
-Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird, after beating the Bulls in a 1986 Eastern Conference first-round playoff game that ended in 2OT, a game in which Jordan had scored 63 points.[divider]

That play was “Give the ball to Michael and everyone else get the fuck out of the way.”
-Bulls head coach Doug Collins on The Shot, quoted in the NBA Encyclopedia.[divider]

You don’t hesitate with Michael, or you’ll end up on some poster in a gift shop someplace.
-Felton Spencer, quoted in the NBA Encyclopedia.[divider]

The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan’s three-point explosion in Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals against Portland is easily one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen. As he made his sixth straight, he winked directly at Mike Fratello and me in the broadcast booth and held his palms up in a shrug, as if to say, “What can I do?”
-Marv Albert, quoted in the NBA Encyclopedia.[divider]

This is a day that I had hoped would never come. It has to be the toughest day in the history of the Chicago Bulls. It’s a tough day for Chicago.
-Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, quoted in “Michael Jordan Retirement Press Conference[divider]

To me, Jordan is the god of Basketball, and I think he will always be.
-Dirk Nowitzki, quoted in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt [divider]

“I don’t tell nobody, but I feel like I can be better than Michael Jordan,” Crawford said, without the slightest hint of sarcasm. “When I’m done playing, I don’t want people to say, Michael Jordan is the best player. I want that to be me. That’s how I am. That’s how I was built.”

“Yeah, I know that [people will think I’m crazy], I definitely know that. But I’m not settling for anything less,” Crawford said. “I feel like I’m better than him, anyway. My mom is going to say I’m better than him.
-Jordan Crawford[divider]

This is a day that I had hoped would never come. It has to be the toughest day in the history of the Chicago Bulls. It’s a tough day for Chicago.”
-Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, on Michael Jordan’s retirement, January 13, 1999[divider]

“The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan’s three-point explosion in Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals against Portland is easily one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen. As he made his sixth straight, he winked directly at (broadcast partner) Mike (Fratello) and me and held his palms up in a shrug, as if to say, ‘What can I do?’”
-Marv Albert[divider]

“You don’t hesitate with Michael, or you’ll end up on some poster in a gift shop someplace.”
–Felton Spencer, on Michael Jordan[divider]

“I think he’s God disguised as Michael Jordan.”
-Boston’s Larry Bird, on Michael Jordan after he scored 63 points against the Celtics in Game 2 of the 1986 Eastern Conferece First Round[divider]

“That play was ‘Give the ball to Michael and everyone else get the @#!@ out of the way.”
-Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins, on “The Shot”[divider]

“I can’t believe he hit that shot. I don’t know how he stayed in the air that long.”
-Cleveland’s Brad Daughtery, on Michael Jordan and “The Shot” to propel Chicago to victory in Game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference First Round between the Bulls and the Cavs[divider]