18 Jul '12, 4pm

Michael Jordan's high school story and startup motivation

Michael Jordan's high school story and startup motivation

Hey, it looks like you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed . Thanks for visiting! Everyone has heard of the Michael Jordan story, he got cut from his high school basketball team, became motivated and then went on to dominate the NBA and become unanimously acknowledged as the best athlete of our generation. I was reminded of this myth on a fellow entrepreneurs site. The real story is a lot more mundane. Michael Jordan has always been a star on whatever team he played on, including his high school basketball team. The team he failed to make was the varsity team when he was a sophomore. That means that as a 16 year old he failed to make a team full of 18 year olds. Instead he played on the junior varsity team which was kids his own age. Any teenage athlete primarily competes against kids their own age, so why has this urban legend of Michael Jordan’s reached...

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