Michael Jordan and The Last Dance: 5 inspiring quotes from a sporting icon

Netflix's documentary charting Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls NBA domination in the 90's is an inspiring story of determination, leadership and the pursuit of excellence.

Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest player in NBA history. He competed in 15 seasons and led the Chicago Bulls to six championship wins.

Jordan's raw talent and agility was matched by his steely winning mentality and dogged determination.

He continued to excel on the court after overcoming a broken foot and addiction to gambling, and twice returned to the game from retirement.

If MJ had a problem, he didn't bury his head in his hands, he fixed it. As they said in the 90's, 'Be Like Mike'

Here are 5 quotes that offer a peek into the mind of this survivor: 

 On never giving up...

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

On the importance of hard work...

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”

On the importance of perseverance...

“If you quit once, it becomes a habit. Never quit!”

On the importance of leadership...

"Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn't want to be pulled; I challenged people when they didn't want to be challenged,"

On reacting positively to failure...

“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.”

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The Last Dance, the 10-part series, is available now to stream on Netflix now.