“Got Grown Men Acting Like Groupies”: NFL Legend Donovan McNabb the Impact of Michael Jordan’s Aura
2024/02/10

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The impact of Michael Jordan's career in the world of sports goes beyond what one can imagine. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb recently revealed that Jordan has the same influence among NFL players as he does in the NBA. Known as the "Black Jesus," Jordan's presence exudes greatness and turns anyone around him into a fan. McNabb emphasized that if Jordan passed by an ordinary person, everyone would want to touch or feel the presence of the NBA legend. McNabb, a Chicago native, understood the immense influence and impact Jordan had on the sporting culture in the city. He described Jordan's greatness and aura, stating, "If Michael Jordan walks through here, watch how everybody becomes a fan...I'm telling you, he's got grown men acting like groupies." As a young fan of the Chicago Bulls, McNabb associated wearing Jordan brand shoes with success. He believed that even if his own game was not at its best, wearing Jordans made him feel like his game was on point. McNabb pointed out that this association with success through wearing Jordan shoes is something that current players across various sports also experience. He even joked that players would still feel confident even if they didn't play in their game, as long as they were wearing their favorite Jordan-brand shoes. Michael Jordan's influence on the sporting culture is evident, as he was the first athlete to transcend his domain. Even today, he possesses the same aura he had during his NBA days. And of course, his sneakers carry significant meaning, making everyone desire a pair. Given all this, it is impossible to deny the admiration expressed by Donovan McNabb. And he is not the only former NFL star who has praised the legend. NFL legend Tom Brady also idolizes and draws inspiration from Michael Jordan. Brady is to the NFL what Jordan is to the NBA, and it's safe to say that Jordan paved the way for athletes like Brady to achieve greatness in their respective sports. During the 2021 Super Bowl run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady referred to Jordan as one of his sports idols. When Brady's former Patriots teammate, Julian Edelman, asked if he aimed to surpass Joe Montana in terms of winning rings, Brady replied that he wasn't going for Montana, but rather, he was going for Jordan. Brady has not only matched Jordan's level of success in terms of championships won but has even surpassed him. While Jordan won six rings, Brady has won seven championships in the NFL. Additionally, Brady has won five Super Bowl MVPs in his career, which is two more than Montana and only one less than Jordan's six Finals MVPs.

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