Michael Jordan’s Son Once Decoding the “Biggest Misconception” About His Dad is the Perfect Father’s Day Story

Published 06/20/2022, 12:08 PM EDT

There is no denying that Michael Jordan is one of the greatest players ever. The Chicago Bulls legend has one of the most impressive trophy cabinets and is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player ever. 

Apart from his elite basketball skill, the thing that set Michael apart from everyone was his mentality. He was known to be an upright leader, ready to take any steps in order to win. This has led to various misconceptions that Jordan is the same person when he is not playing basketball.

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This myth was busted by his own son. Talking in an interview, Marcus Jordan revealed interesting details regarding MJ. He said, “One of the biggest misconceptions was that he couldn’t turn that [competitiveness] off. He definitely could turn it off and be a dad. But when it was on, it was on.”

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This perfectly sums up Michael and the person that he is. He worked hard and put in the work whenever required; otherwise, he was just like all of us.

How is Michael Jordan as a father?

MJ is a born winner. He has tasted success in almost every field, ranging from business to basketball. He has 5 children who are doing well in life. Interestingly enough, his 2 sons tried their hands at basketball.

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They talked about how Jordan was a constant support on their basketball journey. Although his two sons could not make it big in the world of basketball, MJ didn’t pressurize them in any way.

Michael Jordan during 2006 Jordan All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Jordan said, “I want him to be his own person, you know? I want him to enjoy his life, whatever he chooses to be that, you know?  If you play basketball, you’re a doctor, you’re a lawyer, whatever, I’m gonna support you with the love and every effort, every inch of my body. “

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Although Jordan’s sons could not follow in their father’s footsteps, they are doing well in life. Marcus Jordan is the founder and CEO of The Trophy Room, a footwear brand. On the other hand, Jeffrey Jordan is the head of brand innovation for the Jordan brand and his daughter, Jasmine, works as a field representative for Nike Jordan.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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