In the 5½ years that athletes have been sharing their stories with The Players’ Tribune, one subject has been a nearly constant source of inspiration:
Every athlete, it seems, has a story about Michael Jordan.
To some he was a rival. To others an icon — or a boss, or an inspiration or a muse. “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era,” Jordan once said. And for athletes of all eras, it’s clear that MJ had an influence not only on basketball, but also on culture and society.
To honor his legend, we’ve compiled a collection of our favorite stories about His Airness — all from the archives of TPT.