When Gatorade first came out with the “Be Like Mike” ads in the 1990s, perhaps they should have come with a disclaimer: If you’re old enough to be Michael Jordan’s grandfather, do not try to be like Mike.
It’s certainly advice I could have used. I wasn’t trying to be like Mike, though. I was trying to be like Coco Gauff, and it landed me in physical therapy.
Gauff is one of the world’s top tennis players. She is also 18. So yes, I could be her grandfather.