In Honor of Black History Month: Michael Jordan
post by Ashli Prescott
In Honor of Black History Month: Michael Jordan (1963-Present)
Professional Basketball Player
Happy Birthday, Michael "Air" Jordan!
Basketball phenomenon Michael Jordan is an inspiration to millions. His athletic abilities and perseverance shine as a model for anyone, anywhere. From being cut from his sophomore high school basketball team, to becoming one of the world's most unstoppable forces on the court (and footwear guru), Michael has proven to the people of the world that humans really can fly.
Failure is the last concept we think about when we think of Michael Jordan, but ironically this is the very institution responsible for his success. It taught him that giving up was never an option and that if you always gave your all, you would never fail.
"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." -Michael Jordan
Which athlete has inspired you as an all around role model?
Post a picture of him or her on Instagram and follow us @jimmyjazzstores. Use hashtag #BHMJJ