There is no other player that has accomplished as much as Jordan and will probably never see something like it again. Michael Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963 to father James and mother Delores Jordan (King, Jason). Although the Jordans put real emphasis on academics over athletics, they encouraged Michael to practice hard, set high but realistic goals, and keep his grades up after learning that he had athletic skills. Michael preferred baseball and football to basketball, but one he hit high school he decided to play professional basketball (Michael Jordan). As a 5’9” sophomore in high school in Wilmington, North Carolina, he tried out for his school’s basketball team but wasn’t good enough, neither tall enough, to make it.
He was still a first team all-stater, the runner up in the 2010 Mr. Basketball contest, the leading scorer in Centennial history, and a highly ranked recruit within the state. A legendary Champaign kid, heading off to his state school, Illinois, seemed to fit perfectly, but that was not the case. “I was never really recruited by Illinois until the end of my recruitment which stung, but I was already committed to Drake. I wasn’t going to back out of that commitment,“ said Rice. So Drake it was.
Since the time Georgie was born his family expected that he would follow his father's footsteps, from Andover, to Yale and that is what he did. The beginning of his first year at Andover, he received a big fat zero, and was worried about disgracing his family. Although he wasn’t very good academically he was good at sports. His nickname was lip because he had witty remarks. Although he couldn’t be the most brilliant student on campus or an outstanding athlete like his father, he was known as one of the friendliest and most enthusiastic boys at school.
I could have been a super senior or a drop out altogether. I could have been a father struggling with finances. I could have been a drug addict and not be writing this three page essay that ruins weekends, and for that I am thankful that my dad didn’t let things slide that weren’t right. I am kind of happy he threatened me with military school when I was in middle school, I was a handful, I would get kicked out of class constantly but I stayed in school, years later I would be walking down my high school football stadium class of 2016 for my graduation, both my parents stressed it that it was the utmost importance to graduate, both my mother and father pushed me to get good enough grades to graduate. My dad would try to teach me math, I hated math so much it was my least favorite subject, I was more of a history type of guy.
During the day that I was Michael Jordan, I would try to achieve at least three things. The things that I would try to achieve would be playing his first ever NBA game and play the championship game There are probably a couple of people out there that don’t know one secret about Mr. Jordan. Michael didn’t make his high school basketball team. I know you find that hard to believe but he was cut from the team because he wasn’t good enough. Michael was devastated when he found out that he wasn’t going to make the team but finding out that information just made him want to work harder in his strive to become the greatest basketball player ever in NBA history.
Tom, a friend of mine from high school, together we had a great time maybe because we were seniors. In the past seasons, we didn’t have as much fun, going to practice was like going for a punishment especially during conditioning where we had to run for hours and do all sots of drills. With a little fun we turned this the other way round and had the best senior football season. During practice me and Tom, who were both wide receivers just kept on telling jokes which the coaches didn’t like so much but they let it go because we also competed against each other in the process, like whenever we run plays, we would see who could do it faster and more agile, we also had to catch the ball. Some times we pulled off one handed catches just to gain more points.
Phineas "might have rather enjoyed the punishment if it was done in some kind of novel and known way" (p.20). Even with negative actions, Phineas can enjoy a situation if it presents something new and different. It is this spontaneous and contradictory nature which Gene cannot understand and which ultimately contributes to his attempting to destroy Phineas. Gene Forrester, after being gone for fifteen years, returns to the Devon School to recollect his past memories of the summer session when he was sixteen years old. As stated before, Phineas was considered the best athlete in school, but Gene tried to compensate by being the best student in school.
Think back to when you were a high-school freshman and in PE. You look around and realize that many of your classmates are much more athletic than you could ever dream of being. You try your best and don’t want to seem like a quitter. But, you finally realize you just aren’t as wonderful as them and honestly do not enjoy sports at all. All of your friends’ play and your parents have always encouraged you to do well in sports and to be the best.
He did not understand why he was being treated as inferior despite being a superior player. When they graduated high school, it disturbed Haskins to learn that Herman did not receive a scholarship to attend university, simply because he was black. This was a tragic realisation that would haunt Haskins throughout his career. Once he left University, he became a high school coach. He started male and female players, black and white alike, because they were his best players and he hated to lose.
He ended up not making the team but, he says that it was a good thing because it just gave all the more motivation to be the best basketball player he could be. (NBA.com 1) That next junior year Michael made the varsity team and became the star player right away by putting up some outstanding numbers. But, in his... ... middle of paper ... ...ring that summer Olympics, Michael was limited to the amount of time he played because of the blowouts of teams they played. Once again Michael Jordan wins but, this time it was for his country not just his team. (McCormick 39) Today, Jordan likes to spend time with his wife and three children Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James, and Jasmine Mickael.