Biography: Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player

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"Radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles" is the definition used to describe a revolutionary. Throughout the history of America, people like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., have all emerged as revolutionary figures for their outside-the-box approach to life and the way they all changed the landscape of this country. A revolutionary is someone who takes part in a revolution. In 1963, a revolutionary was born, although not many people knew it at the time. Michael Jordan: Basketball player. Entruphenuer. Mega-millionaire. Father of 5. These are some of the most common attributes associated with the great Michael Jordan, or simply 'MJ' as he's nicknamed by his fans. He's commonly known as the man on the Jordan shoe. 'It's gotta be the shoes'. On his website, it states "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Raised in rural North Carolina, Michael Jordan evolved into one of the most recognizable people in the world, taking the path of hard work and overcoming failure with an assiduous attitude and an intrepid way of working through failure. Michael Jordan had ammounted to a lot over the course of his life, winning NBA championships, MVP awards - which are handed out to the most valuable player in the National Basketball Association -, and accumulating millions of dollars to become one of the richest athletes of all time. Although it may seem as if Jordan got everything he wanted, life wasn't so easy on his path to becoming a revolutionary and iconic figure. Born in Brooklyn to mother Deloris and father James on February 17th, 1963. 1963 was the same year Martin Luther King Jr. marched through Washington and led ... ... middle of paper ... ...he victory of capitalism over communism. People around the world finally unlocked themselves from the chains of communism and adapted a capitalistic attitude. It was the perfect time for Jordan to rise to fame. Jordan helped revolutionize the game of basketball, the marketing brand of the NBA, and became one of the most recognizible humans on the face of the Earth. Through the Civil Rights movement, America's involvement in the Cold War, and a period of transition in America, Michael Jordan entered the NBA at a time of cultivation. All the hard work that Jordan did through his life, and all the hard work society did to progress as a whole colloborated in the 1980's, and allowed Michael Jordan to become a revolutionary. Michael Jordan is an iconic symbol of not just basketball, but American change and progress and it's influence throughout the world.

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