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Michael Jordan and 10 Inspiring NBA Moments

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Michael Jordan and 10 Inspiring NBA Moments
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"Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today."
- James Dean

What's up with that quote? In basketball, everyone wants one thing, to win. Several young people (myself included) dream about being in the NBA. This quote by James Dean is something that basketball players actually seem to do. They dream of a championship, and on court, the true dreamers push themselves and their teams as if it's their last chance to do so.

However, here's an interesting theory. By those players pursuing their dreams in the NBA, they act like every time on court is their last. Doing so gives inspiration to fans, and especially younger people. These young people pursue their dreams, and those who make it to the NBA follow what the players did and inspire those watching, especially youngsters, and so the process is repeated.

Simply said, inspiration itself inspires.

So, let's get to the action. While watching a few basketball clips, I happen to run into a few that sent chills down my spine. These clips were when the NBA truly lived up to the motto: Where Amazing Happens. They are pure emotion, raw desire and a powerful will to win. I present to you, 10 inspirational player moments.

Just for the record, this is in no particular other. What's inspiring to one, may be more or less so to another.

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