How many shots has Michael Jordan missed in his career?

How many shots has Michael Jordan missed in his career?

Michael Jordan does not require an introduction. He is the author of the longest phrase on my company's failure wall—which was difficult to paint but well worth the additional effort: In my career, I've missed almost 9,000 shots. I've lost about 300 games. I'm pretty sure that's what they call a statistic.

The most famous basketball player in the world certainly has had his misses. Here is a list of all the shots he has taken in his career and how many times he has missed: 913/914 (99.8%).

That's right; Jordan has missed nearly one out of every 100 shots he has taken in his career. And this number is likely understated because of exclusion errors when making box-out calls or deciding not to review film of some games. However, even after including these errors it still means that he has missed nearly one in ten shots!

This makes him the greatest misser in NBA history. Consider that before Jordan there were only three players with more than 10,000 minutes of experience in the NBA: Pete Maravich (1 in 5), Magic Johnson (1 in 11), and Larry Bird (1 in 12). These are extremely high rates of missing shot attempts!

What did Michael Jordan say about winning in life?

Michael Jordan Life Quotes About Winning 1. In my career, I've missed almost 9,000 shots. I've been given the opportunity to make the game-winning shot and failed. So, you can't help but wonder: What is it that makes some people more successful than others? The answer is simple: They take more shots.

Over his NBA career, Michael Jordan averaged 24 minutes a game, shot 50 percent from the field, and still managed to win six championships. It's hard to believe that such greatness came from someone who was only 6'0" and 150 pounds when he first started playing basketball. However, what made him so great was his ability to understand the game of basketball and use this knowledge to his advantage. He studied how players were able to score points and used this information to create his own style of play.

As Michael Jordan said himself, "You can't help but wonder: What is it that makes some people more successful than others?"

This quote about winning in life comes from one of the greatest winners of all time: Michael Jordan.

Why was Michael Jordan cut from his basketball team?

Michael Jordan was dropped from his varsity basketball team because he was thought too small to participate, yet he went on to have a tremendously successful basketball career and is regarded as a basketball icon. "Obstacles don't have to stop you," is one of his favorite quotes. Don't turn around and give up if you hit a wall. Keep going!

In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, Michael Jordan was also short (6 feet 3 inches tall). This fact didn't seem to bother any of the major basketball teams when they recruited him. They knew he could shoot hoops like nobody else and this is what made him so special.

During his high school years, many colleges came after Michael but he chose not to attend any universities since there were no scholarships available for athletes. He preferred to stay in school and play ball for St. Louis University (where he eventually became the all-time leading scorer).

After graduating from high school, Michael decided to go to Chicago to live with his aunt and uncle while he tried out for a professional basketball team. He got a job working as a shoe salesman at Sportswear Inc. (which was later bought by Nike). Over time, he rose through the ranks and was given more responsibility. In 1986, he was given his own line of shoes which did very well in sales.

Meanwhile, back at St. Louis University, Michael was becoming one of the best players in the NBA.

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John Compton

John Compton is the kind of guy that loves to compete. He’s been playing sports ever since he could walk, and he’s never stopped since then. One of John’s favorite hobbies is watching sports, which shows that he’s passionate about both playing and watching sports.

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