If I Could Be Like Mike…

I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

It was on this day in 1988 that a great athlete became a cultural icon.

Originally published on The Minot Voice: February 6, 2015