The Last Dance — Who is Michael Jordan?


ESPN debuted a 10-part series on Michael Jordan called the ‘Last Dance’ specifically focusing on the Chicago Bulls last of six NBA titles won during the Jordan era in 1998. Local basketball players were ask who they thought Michael Jordan was. Here are their responses.

Ian Hensley, Crawfordsville

To me, Michael Jordan is the greatest to ever do it. Anytime I doubt just how incredible of a talent and athlete he was, I am reminded by some simple highlights or stories of his work ethic of just how good he was. To me, he is the GOAT.

Kearston Hutchens, Crawfordsville

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest players of all time. In today’s era, players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul admired his game greatly growing up. Michael Jordan was such an influential player to many and he changed the game of basketball forever.

Shea Williamson, Crawfordsville

Michael Jordan, to me, is one of the greatest competitors of all time. His game was built on hard work, persistence, and trust. He has been a major influence in the world of basketball since he entered the league, and will continue to be an influence for future generations.

Carson Eberly, Fountain Central

A winner. He will do anything and everything to win.

Kolton Scrimager, North Montgomery

I think Michael Jordan is the ultimate competitor and an incredible winner. He wanted nothing less than everything his team could give him. Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T for a reason.

Zak Searle, North Montgomery

MJ was the GOAT. Great defender, and scorer, great leader, greatest all around player.

Madi Welch, North Montgomery

I see Michael Jordan as a person who never gives up. This is inspirational to others who have set backs, not just in sports but other aspects in life. One of my favorite quotes from him is: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

Cale Hess, Southmont

MJ is the goat, he shows you that if you have the drive to work for something and the will to be great, than nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams.

Addi Charles, Southmont

Michael Jordan is the sheer example of hard work and dedication. He did everything in his power to become the best basketball player he could be. His hard work ethic is what made him a great leader for his team, and is what led the Bulls to major success. Michael Jordan has set such a great example for athletes in not just basketball, but in every sport.

Dori Frederick, Southmont Girls Basketball

MJ is one of the greatest basketball players of all time and a basketball legend.


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