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One of the biggest takeaways from "The Last Dance" was Michael Jordan's treatment of his teammates, which got rough to say the least. Still, many basketball fans would love to play with Jordan in his prime no matter how bad the treatment was because that meant winning championships. Others feel there are other ways to get the best out of your teammates and would prefer not to deal with a psychotic competitor. What do you think? 🏀

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Winning takes a certain mentality in the NBA. Michael Jordan didn't care if you were the 12th man on the bench or an All-Star: he wanted you to have that mental toughness to perform when ordinary people would crumble. That's the kind of teammate you want if you wanted to be a champion.

There is no resting on your laurels with Jordan. He expected you to give 100 percent. And when you did, titles, glory and big paychecks came with it.

People who wouldn't want to play with Michael Jordan just don't have the mentality to be great. Anyone who wants to be great would've wanted to go to battle with him.

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There is no rule saying you have to be a jerk to win. LeBron James won titles while being a guy everyone wanted to play with and so did post-Lakers Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade. Elevating the play of players around you doesn't mean you have to put them down first. Encouragement and instilling confidence works just as well.

People who choose to play with Michael Jordan feel that pain is the only path to glory. Toughness doesn't come from weathering verbal and physical abuse. It comes from belief in your teammates. There is no reason to deal with a person who will run you down just to "test" you when you can win and enjoy the people you're around.

If you gave most people the choice, they wouldn't want to play with Jordan—no matter how good he was.

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