When Gatorade first rolled out the “Be Like Mike” ads in the 1990s, maybe they should have included a disclaimer: If you’re old enough to be Michael Jordan’s grandfather, don’t try to be like Mike.
It’s certainly advice I could have used. However, I wasn’t trying to be like Mike. I tried to be like Coco Gauff and that got me into physical therapy.
Gauff is one of the world’s best tennis players. She’s 18 too. So yeah, I could be her grandfather.