Bulls legend Michael Jordan won six NBA titles, and was the greatest player to have ever played in the league, so he came to expect a high standard that his teammates needed to live up to.
He’s not alone, either, as players such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and others had the same type of attitude. Bryant even called it the “Mamba Mentality.”
It’s incredible that MJ was able to win six titles, as he was never paired with any superstars. Scottie Pippen was a great player, but the rest of his teammates were essentially just role players. Jordan made them better, though. He did that by expecting the most out of them, even it took “breaking” them, as he revealed in some leaked footage from ESPN’s “The Last Dance.”
That’s just the type of player he was.