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    “Houston and Portland are both going to sorry they didn't draft him.”
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    -- Dirk Minniefield, close friend and Kentucky teammate of Sam Bowie


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    “When Michael is hot, to say that he is unbelievable is an understatement.”
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    -- Dominique Wilkins


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    “You just go out and pray that he misses.”
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    -- Ron Mercer on guarding Michael Jordan


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    “He as a big, big heart for the University of North Carolina.”
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    -- Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan's roomate at North Carolina


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    “I normally get to school between 7 and 7:30. Michael would be at school before I would. Every time I'd come in and open these doors, I'd hear the basketball. Fall, wintertime, summer-time. Most mornings I had to run Michael out of the gym.”

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    -- Ruby Sutton, phys ed teacher at Laney High, Wilmington, N.C.


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    “Michael Jordan au Hall of Fame...un pléonasme.”

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    -- Reverse n°21 - Juin 2009


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    “Michael Jordan is the best who will ever play this game.”

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    -- Boby Knight


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    “You don't stop Michael Jordan. That's impossible. All you try to do is contain Michael Jordan.”

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    -- John Starks


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    “They are guys as physically talented as his is, guys who are better shooters ; there are more physical players, but no one has had as big an impact on both ends of the court, offense and defense, played a more complete game and had a more dramatic effect on the game than Michael Jordan .”
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    -- Michael Jordan


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    “After three games I said to myself, "Whoa!", I told to my friends, "This guy is in another world". I played with and against some of the greatest players ever, but Michael had the kind of insatiable appetite to win that I had never seen before.”

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    -- Doug Collins, Jordan's third Bulls coach


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    “I always though Larry Bird worked harder than other player...and...I never thought Michael, or anyone, could ever be as intense as Larry Bird in terms of winning. But Michael is at least his equal in all those categories, besides being a superior athlete. Michael's the best player, without question, of all time.”

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    -- Danny AInge


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    “There's Michael Jordan, and then there's the rest of us.”

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    -- Magic Johnson


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    “I used to think Michael Jordan was the Babe Ruth of basketball. I have now come to believe that Babe Ruth was the Michael Jordan of baseball.”

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    -- Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf


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    “Michael Jordan is just the best ever.”

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    -- Jerry West


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    “Michael Jordan is the best competitor I've ever seen.”

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    -- John Barry