Known as the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan didn't have his career handed to him on a silver platter. He had to work for it. Although he had the skills, he didn't have the height to make it as a sophomore for the varsity basketball team. Another sophomore, Leroy Smith, made the team instead.
Michael was angry and embarrassed but he took that energy and turned it toward becoming a better player.
"Whenever I was working out and got tired and figured I ought to stop, I'd close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it," Jordan said,"And that usually got me going again."
Michael then made the varsity team for the next two years, earned a scholarship to University of North Carolina, then was recruited by the Chicago Bulls. And the rest, they say, is history.