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Taking a Closer Look at Michael Jordan

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I chose Michael Jordan for my report because he is an inspiration to me and is the greatest basketball player ever. He was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents names are James and Deloris Jordan. James Jordan made a living as a mechanic and Deloris made a living as a bank teller(world biography). Michael has four siblings, two were boys and the other two were girls. His brothers names were James R. Jordan jr. and Larry Jordan. His sisters names were Deloris and Roslyn Jordan(Google). In this paper I will be showing you how Michael Jordan changed the way people look at and play basketball.

Jordan is an inspiration to most people because he was cut from his varsity basketball team his sophomore year but that didn't stop him. Instead of Jordan making varsity his good friend Leroy Smith made the varsity basketball team. Being cut was the hardest thing for Jordan to take. With a new found motivation he worked really hard and became a starting junior varsity star. From his spontaneous sophomore year and the summer before his junior year he grew to be 6'3". The coaches decided Jordan would now wear the varsity uniform. His actions showed everyone that if you work hard eventually you will achieve your goal.

Michael Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981, and soon became an important member of the school's basketball team. His team won the NCAA Division I championships in 1982 with Jordan scoring the final basket needed to defeat Georgetown University. He was also singled out as the NCAA College Player of the Year in 1983 and in 1984 (bio.). When he was a freshman he scored 460 points and averaged 13.5 points per game. At the end of his sophomore year had scor...

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...ayed which was really aggressive with trapping defense and on offense it was practically impossible to stop him. People also have a lot of respect for him because he donated money to charities. Michael Jordan changed the way people look at and play basketball in many ways, such as his super athletic ability made people want to watch him, and he made basketball way more popular.

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