Jordan can serve as inspiration for student athletes



Michael Jordan’s work ethic led him to numerous NBA championship titles with the Chicago Bulls.

Jordan Mann, Sports Reporter

“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  ~ Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan.

Coaches push for student athletes to keep their grades up. A lot of times, students struggle with the decision of wanting to give up while also wanting to be successful at the same time. Jordan’s words, and life, could serve as the perfect inspiration.

A life-changing event for Jordan occurred when he made the game-winning shot during the NCAA Tournament in which the North Carolina Tarhills played against the Georgetown Hoyas. Recruiters were watching. Following the tournament, Jordan was recruited by the NBA to play for the Chicago Bulls.

During his time with the Bulls, Jordan led the team to six national championships. He was known for his power on the court and his leadership abilities.

Jordan retired in 1992 after his father’s brutal murder. His father was the one who inspired Jordan to play basketball.

“My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do, and you never know what you can accomplish until you try.” Jordan stated.

But in 1995 Jordan emerged from retirement and came back stronger than ever. Jordan help the Chicago Bulls win two NBA championships.

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come,” Jordan has said.

Students at ROJH have to work hard to stay in athletics and maintain good grades. Throughout the year, students may struggle, but like Jordan, they have to focus on the results. Once the hard work pays off at the end of the year, they will realize the hard work has been worth it.