How Larry Bird (and Magic Johnson) inspired Michael Jordan to become a champion. … Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. The duo is widely credited with saving the NBA, doing so with a focus on winning. Despite all of Jordan’s early success, he hadn’t won an NBA championship six years into his career.
Who is Michael Jordan inspired by?
Davis was a six-time NBA All-Star, and Jordan modeled his game after Davis. “It is humbling to hear him say that I was an influence on him growing up, that he was a fan of mine,” David said of Jordan, according to Basketball Network.