When you’re so incredibly good at something, it tends to give you a false sense of confidence in other areas of your life. Maybe no one in a star’s inner circle wants to be kicked out, so they evolve into yes-men, or a player’s competitive drive makes them believe anything is possible. I’m not a sports psychologist (I just play one on the internet) so I don’t know why this keeps happening.
Many athletes think that being able to buy nice clothes makes them fashionistas when in reality, Russell Westbrook only wears second-hand clothes. jeans. Guys start content companies and then do a bunch of conceited projects that the public is supposed to praise for objectivity and originality.
But if you’re really successful, like, say, Michael Jordan, you actually do. believe you can fly. And it gave us a great unintended comedy. From baseball to the Bobcats race/Hornets, her choice of jeans and facial hair, her Airness has no Childish Gambino-level diversity, and that’s fine. Knowing your limits is key to the path to happiness, so let’s try to help MJ instead of hurting him, and point out a few things he should never do again.