Michael Jordan and Basketball

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Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America, and only a few of the NBA stars are considered great. There is only one they call the greatest, with six national championships, and 5 MVPs under his name. Michael Jordan could play basketball so many ways he could make an opponent look bad by just passing the ball. Every fan and every announcer loved to say the name “Michael Jordan” or also known as “M.J.” Jordan was the talk of the country, every kid or fan wanted to have his autograph or basketball card. By breaking multiple records and winning six national championships, Michael Jordan became the greatest basketball player of all time.
Being a professional basketball player is hard, especially when you have one of the biggest impacts on the world. Jordan has inspired many people in the world, not by his basketball skills but his respect and devotion on and off the court. When Jordan first joined the NBA he started a basketball camp for all kids who wanted to attend to help them get better (Biography.com). Having a impact on the world like Jordan does isn’t as easy as it sounds or looks, Jordan has his family life, and basketball life to worry about too.
When Jordan was just 19, he started his college career at the University of North Carolina (biography.com). Even as a college basketball player he was named college basketball player of the year in 1983 and 1984 (Deegan, 5). Bobby Knight, one of the country’s most successful college coaches called Jordan the best basketball player he had ever seen (Biography.com).
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...

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...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.

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