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Known around the world for his awe-inspiring abilities on the basketball court, Michael Jordan's name has become synonymous with greatness. As the platinum standard that players—past, present and future—will be compared to, Michael's legend lives on.

After a retirement, a comeback and yet another retirement, Michael says he's finally settling into a "normal" life. He's been out of the spotlight for a few years, testing his skills as a coach—to his three teenage children!

"It's tough for an athlete who's been all over the place, been doing a lot of things, and had a lot of responsibility for himself and [is] now just trying to quietly get back to some type of normal lifestyle," Michael says. "Before I came to Chicago, I had a normal life. I could walk down the streets. I could do a lot of things. But now I'm starting to do a [few] more things as my kids get older."

Michael may be sitting on the bench now, but today's superstar athletes, like LeBron James , still hold him in the highest esteem.

"It gives me great pride that what I've done has, I guess, risen my name, as well as my personality, to a certain good standard," Michael says.
FROM: A Hilarious Surprise for Michael Jordan
Published on October 25, 2005


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