When it comes to Michael Jordan’s loves, basketball and baseball reign supreme. But that doesn’t mean the greatest basketball player to ever live (arguably) doesn’t enjoy watching football like the rest of the American population.
Jordan, an avid golfer, extend a golf tournament invite to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the offseason and gave the signal caller some career advice.
“The thing that he said is being able to lead, being able to bring the others with you and, also, being the one that’s always the first one there and the last one to leave, to take the extra shots, to help the young guys and do all the things that you can,” Wilson said. “I think you just have to do that much more. Human nature wants to fight against that. Human nature wants you to naturally relax and not improve.”
While Russell Wilson may not have the arm strength of a Brett Favre, the speed of an in-prime Michael Vick or the accuracy of Peyton Manning, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has proven himself to be a winner. That, much like the aforementioned skills, isn’t something you can teach. You either have it or you don’t and it’s clear that Russell Wilson brings that intangible with him every time he takes the field.
That’s something he and Michael Jordan share in common and I’m sure getting advice from a player Wilson understandably looked up to as a teenager will be something he keeps with him for the rest of his life.