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Play hard, practice harder

Jordan left it on the floor in practices as well as games

Originally Published: September 10, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

There was a perception of Michael Jordan that he could never survive retirement because there wouldn't be 20,000 fans cheering him at the golf course or gas pump.

But if you believed that, then you never saw him at practice, where all that mattered was the kill.

If you believed that, then you never saw him shooting in an empty Chicago Stadium, where all that mattered was the shot.

Ego is to the great athlete what petroleum is to gasoline. You can't have one without the other. ...

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