The Phoenix Mercury star discussed the price of success Sunday on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt (starts at 2:03):
"There's going to be another Jordan; there's going to be another me, but you gotta give up your life," Taurasi said. "And watching this, he gave up his life to be the best basketball player in the world. And that's what you have to do. In any profession, if you want to be the best you have to give up your life. And it's not easy."
Despite the challenges, she said it was "absolutely" worth it.
Jordan is known as one of the best in NBA history, but the recent documentary on his career highlighted his competitive mindset and attitude outside of games.
Taurasi seemingly has had a similar focus to help guide her to nine All-Star selections, three titles, one MVP award and the most points in WNBA history.