Michael Jordan proves human in Gatorade ad outtakes

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Gatorade was just one of several brands that Michael Jordan endorsed. (Al Tielemans/SI)

Michael Jordan drinks Gatorade

By Ben Eagle

Michael Jordan may be the closest thing we'll ever see to a perfect athlete. The deadliest scorer in NBA history, Jordan also prided himself on shutting down the opposing team's best player. His limitless hops forever changed the game of basketball, and no one was ever better in the clutch than Jordan. (And this is to say nothing of his trophy case, which includes six titles, five MVPs, a Defensive Player of the Year award and an NCAA championship.)

Jordan also impressed off the court as the face of several brands, including Nike, Coca-Cola and Gatorade. Who can forgot Jordan's effortless smile and grace in the "Be Like Mike" ads?

But it turns out that even the best have an off day. The video below surfaced a while ago, but never got enough attention. In it, Jordan labors over the tagline: "Gatorade: Is It In You?" How difficult can it be to say five words? Find out as you listen to His Airness struggle with every intonation possible.