English 4-2nd period
April 9TH 2014
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. His parent Deloris and James Jordan moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was little. Jordan has two brothers and two sisters. (Jordan 23)
Jordan favorite sport was baseball when he was a child, and he also played some basketball and football. His love for basketball began when his older brother Larry, continuously beat him in a one-on-one pick up game (Jordan 23). As with any challenge Jordan faced, this determined Michael to become a better player.
Jordan played high school basketball for Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. 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). Jordan was selected as the college player of the year in the 1983-84 season, and led the US Men’s Basketball Team to an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics under coach Bobby Knight. Jordan left college and entered the NBA in 1984, he was selected at the number 3 pick by the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan played in the 1992 Summer Olympic Dream Team, perhaps one of the best teams ev...
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...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 a scratch an itch, and teach the younger players how the game of basketball on played. He finished his career with 32,292 points, and a career average 30.12 ppg, the best in NBA history. Jordan has now officially passed the the torch to the younger stars. “Now I can go home and feel at peace with the game of basketball,”(Jordan23)
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