"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan (February 17, 1963 - ) Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a former American professional basketball player, active entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He is acclaimed for being the greatest basketball player of all time. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line earned him the nickname "Air Jordan". Find many more inspirational quotes here. Find more inspirational African related items and articles here.