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.
“ He was the NBA scoring leader in 84, and 86-93. He was also the Defensive Player of the Year in 88” (Contemporary p.1). Getting this honor proved that Jordan was not a selfish player, and was able to do it on both sides of the court. This showed many of why he was the greatest player alive. After his third ring, Jordan felt that he accomplished all his goals in the NBA, and he wanted to make his old dream come true.
He also won the scoring title this year. They were the most dominating force to ever play the game of basketball. They will go down in history as the best team ever. And I don't think anyone will ever be better.
Another star of the Heat is Chris Bosh. Standing at 6’11”, Bosh is the power forward for the Heat. Averaging 16.5 ppg, and 6.7 rpg, Bosh is one of the NBA’s most dominant power forwards. He is a seven time all star. James, Wade, and Bosh make up t... ... middle of paper ... ... are a winning basketball team because of the superb players, wise coaches, and rowdy fans.
Michael Jordan completely changed the way fans looked at the sport of basketball. Not only by his play, but by his mentality going into every game. No one wanted to win more than Michael Jordan, and few ever did. Jordan ended his career with six NBA championships, five Most Valuable Player awards, six finals Most Valuable Player awards, 14-time All Star selections, nine All-Defensive 1st team selections, while leading the NBA in scoring ten times. Based on these accomplishments, most people would without a doubt say that Jordan is the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball.
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In June of 2001, history was made in the basketball community. The Los Angeles Lakers not only won the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship, but they won in historic fashion as it was their third in a row. The man that led this team was none other than one of the most dominant forces to ever step on a basketball court: Shaquille O’Neal. Known as “Shaq” or “The Big Diesel,” O’Neal holds countless records and accolades that have defined his career as one of the greatest to ever play. His name is in conversation with other greats such as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Karl Malone as one of the most influential and physically dominating players in the history of the NBA.
Michael Jordan’s jersey is an iconic American artifact; Infact, while he proved to be one of the best basketball players in history, he has became a leader and showed many people to not give up and to stick with your goals. When Michael was in the tenth grade he got cut from his high school team and played junior varsity. He was very upset with the decision that the coach had made. He thought he was good enough to be a varsity player. Throughout the season on JV, Michael dominated.
The chicago bulls had many famous players that have made them as well known as the lakers. In 1984 Micheal Jordan joined the bulls team. Michael Jordan won 6 championships with the bulls and those were the only championships the bulls ever won thanks to micheal jordan. Micheal developed his own shoe line called “Jordan” and the NBA uses his products along with other okays wearing his shoes. Michael Jordan is known as the best player of all time thanks to his signature dunk that is the logo of his brand.
This shows how America loves its superstars. In conclusion this is how these two allstars are beyond incredible and this is how they show their talents in different ways. This also shows how American culture has changed a lot. We see how Michael Jordan talent differs from Lebron James talent but they are compared too as both “The best to ever play the game of basketball”.