Moreover, the former Bulls player added that Jordan's attitude didn't only shape his basketball career but also his life. He learned that good things aren't just handed to you and that you need to work your heart off if you really want to achieve your goals:
"I think it prepared me for life, not just basketball. I had played with some very good teams in the past and with very good players, but it's totally different when you play for a great player and great coaches, and you're playing for the same goal – winning a championship. It's totally different when that level is turned up another 100 degrees and you're in the midst of it," Burrell concluded.
Burrell bounced around the league and didn't have the most successful career in the league, but he made sure to live up to Michael Jordan's standards up to this day.
And you may say whatever you want about Jordan and his leadership, but you cannot deny that it worked. Six trips to the NBA Finals, six NBA championships, and two three-peats speak for themselves.