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Russell Wilson Got Some Advice From Michael Jordan During The Offseason

09/01/2014 01:36 pm 13:36:47 | Updated Sep 01, 2014
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It's good to be a champion. Just ask Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

A season ago, Wilson was a second-year NFL quarterback trying to find his place in the league. But after securing his first Super Bowl win back in February, Wilson made an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman. He sat courtside at a Nets game with Jay Z and Beyoncé. And according to him, he spent some time speaking with Michael Jordan at MJ's golf tournament—and received some excellent advice from the NBA legend.

"The thing that he said is being able to lead, being able to bring the others with you and, also, being the one that's always the first one there and the last one to leave, to take the extra shots, to help the young guys and do all the things that you can," he said. "I think you just have to do that much more. Human nature wants to fight against that. Human nature wants you to naturally relax and not improve. One of the things I'm trying to do—and our team collectively—is to fight that and to continue to improve and continue to stay focused on one mission, and that's going 1-0 every week."

It's pretty cool to see how far Wilson has come in the span of just a year. Now it'll be interesting to see whether or not he and the Seahawks can repeat as Super Bowl champs. Their journey to another title starts in three days when they help kick off the new NFL season with a game against the Packers.

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