Jordan was a star in baseball as kid and was never part of varsity basketball team until his junior year. Jordan was inspired to play basketball by his brothers, who were older and would push Jordan to be be... ... middle of paper ... ...that Michael Jordan is considered a legend. He has played in more games than any other basketball player in history and scored more points than any other basketball player. He has helped with many charities, including his own, and he also played a huge role in the movie Space Jam. Michael Jordan will go down as the best basketball player to ever play the game, but he played in many other roles than just a basketball player.
The purpose of Updike’s poem is to convince the reader that athletes should also focus on getting a good education. The poem opens with a description of Pearl Avenue, the street that runs in front of the high school. Flick Webb used to play basketball there. In the first stanza, Updike cleverly incorporates several basketball terms into the poem, as he paints a gloomy image of the street that leads to the gas station where Flick now works. The words stops, cut off, blocks, and corner all refer to the game of basketball but Updike uses the words in a different way.
He has single-handedly redefined basketball. No player in NBA history has achieved so much in any amount of time. He is a five-time league MVP, a ten-time scoring champion, a six-time Finals MVP, and houses six NBA championships. This time Michael Jordan left the game of basketball on his own terms. His comeback was to scratch an itch, and to teach the younger players how the game is played.
The L.A. Lakers in the 1980’s were a basketball powerhouse with household names such as James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kurt Rambis who would doubt it. They had class and displayed it on the court. Kareem could pull up for his patented sky hook, they could dish to Worthy for the dunk and Rambis could pull down a rebound, but without a certain Magic there would be no showtime in L.A. A certain young player who had it all, a flashy smile and a great no look pass. That certain player was a true point guard, Earvin Johnson Jr. There are five magic parts to Earvin Johnson Jr.’s life.
I remember growing up playing basketball in my driveway, counting down the seconds for the last shot. My brother and I would pretend we were one person; that person was Michael Jordan. He has always been one of the biggest icons of all sports. Jordan is the most influential player to ever play the game of basketball. Not only has he influenced the game of basketball itself, but he has influenced society and the city of Chicago in a major way.
Jordan was cut from the varsity team as a sophomore. Instead of giving up after failing to make the team, Jordan used it to push himself to greater achievements, practicing hour after hour on the court. “Whenever I was working out and got tired and figured I ought to stop, I’d close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it.” He eventually made the team and led it to the state championship. (MJ bio) Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina(Jordan 23). As a freshman Jordan scored the game winning basket at NCAA championship game against Georgetown Hoyas(Jordan23).
Why do I try to imitate the sweeping crossover dribble glorified by Allen Iverson? ESPN has made "Playground" basketball in style. Allen Iverson is the pioneer of this ghetto re... ... middle of paper ... ...aliber, and he educated himself about the game and life off of the court. Many of these players who jump to the pro's after little or no college are ignorant. The NBA, these days, has a combined IQ of fifteen, and we wonder what is wrong.
Then with the Laney High quintet, he became a leader in several offensive and defensive departments, with which he was selected by the McDonald's All-American Team. Basketball help him to be somebody in life and be away from gang and illegal
“This is not a great team, this is the... ... middle of paper ... .... Web. 5 Mar. 2014. "Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever."
Once his team had beat all of the school's in the area they moved on to WOFSA and got 6th place, not bad for a team from the small town of West Lorne. "I love to play, once you start playing you just don't want to stop." He kept playing all the way until he was in grade 10, the first year that there was no basketball team. Although he was disappointed, he still keeps playing every now and then, in our backyard. He will hone his skills more and more and hopes to be on next years basketball team, at W.E.S.S.