Essay On Michael Jordan

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Christopher Miliotes
Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. When Michael was still a toddler he and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael was the fourth of five children. He had two older brothers, James Jr. and Larry, one older sister, Deloris, and one younger sister, Roslyn. Michael’s dad, James Sr. Jordan, worked for General Electric, and Michael’s mother, Deloris Jordan, who worked at The United Carolina Bank as the head teller. Michael always wanted to be a professional athlete. Once when he was nine years old he watched the United States lose to Russia in the Olympic Games in Basketball. He then told his mom that he would win a gold medal in Basketball at Olympic Games. When Michael was twelve he pitched two no hitters in the Wilmington, North Carolina Little League. His little league team went on and almost made it to the Little League World Series.
Michael attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. In high school Michael played baseball, football, and basketball. In his Sophomore Michael and Harvest Leroy Smith, Michael’s best friend, were invited to try out for the varsity team. At the time Michael was five feet nine inches and his friend, Harvest Smith, was six feet six inches. Harvest Smith ended up making the team, but Michael was cut. Michael went home and cried. Micheal later said that that was the worst day of his childhood. Michael was put on the junior varsity team. Although Michael didn’t make the varsity team the head coach, Clifton “Pop” Herring saw Michael’s potential. Coach Herring only lived a block away from Michael so he took Michael to school everyday an hour before school started. This gave Michael a gre...

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...t games. Chicago’s regular season record was 57-35. The Bulls cruised through the playoffs and made it to the finals. They were playing the Phoenix Suns. Chicago had won three games and Phoenix had won two. They score of the final game was 96-98, Phoenix was winning, but with 3.9 seconds left John Paxson, from Chicago, hit a three point shot to put the Bulls up 99-98. Michael and the Bulls had done it, they had won a third consecutive NBA championship. The year the year Bulls had drafted Michael Jordan the franchise was worth 18.7 million dollars and after he won his third consecutive NBA championship the Bulls’ franchise was worth 200 million dollars.
In the July of 1993, there was a tradgety in Michael Jordan’s life. His father was murdered. Michael’s father, James, was driving to Charlotte where he was going to catch a plane to go see Michael in Chicago.

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