Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. He went home, locked himself in his room, and cried. Michael Jordan persevered, he took this failure and made it his motivation, becoming the greatest basketball player to ever play the sport.
In a Nov. game against the Denver Nuggets, Jordan had some fun with Dikembe Mutombo at the free throw line with five seconds left in a Bulls victory. This one's for you," Jordan says, and makes a free throw with his eyes closed.
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Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player in the world was cut from his high school basketball team. But he didn't let that stop him and continued player and he ended up being one of the greatest players of all time.