In a sort of surreal moment, the greatest athlete ever finally took his rightful place in the Hall of Fame. After watching his speech, you get a taste of the legendary trash talking Jordan. He closed his speech with a quote about the game of basketball..below is that quote:
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My refuge, my place I’ve always gone when I needed comfort and peace. It’s been a source of intense pain and a source of most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction and one that no one can even imagine. It’s been a relationship that has evolved over time and has given me the greatest respect and love for the game. It’s provided me a platform to share my passion with millions, in way that I neither expected, nor could have imagined in my career. I hope that it’s given the millions of people that I’ve touched the optimism and desire to achieve their goals through hard work, perseverance and positive attitude. Although I’m recognized with this tremendous honor of being in the basketball Hall of Fame. I don’ look at this moment as the defining end of my relationship with basketball. It’s simply a continuation of something I started a long time ago. One day you might look up and see me playing the game at 50..oh don’t laugh. Never say never. Because limits like fears, are often an illusion.
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