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.
They made some key trades and picked up some good rookies who would be key in helping them have such a great season. They had a dominant regular season and destroyed the competition from beginning to end winning almost every game. They made a huge run in the postseason taking it all the way and sealing the deal of the best team ever. Many of the players were given awards for their great play on the court. They were the best team to ever play basketball because of smart trades and drafts, great talent, and hard work.
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.
This led him to become on the McDonald All-American Team which is made based off the best players in the country. When he played in this game, he broke the r... ... middle of paper ... ...dan has reached are things no one else can do. He has pushed his self and never gave up on his dream. He has come a long way from being on junior varsity as a sophomore to playing division one college basketball to becoming the best basketball player ever. Michael Jordan is now 50 years old and is still living the life.
Everyone knows that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and the “Flu Game” is a perfect example as to why Jordan is. He had to battle the flu in a very important playoff game. Michael Jordan had so much ambition and aptitude in him that he was able to battle through it and make the game winning bucket. Jordan is a prime example of a kid working hard to achieve his life goals. Michael Jordan pushed himself to greater heights and this proved to people that he was such a great player.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
“Be more concerned with you character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” These words of John Wooden are just a few out of many wise quotes millions of people, not just athletes, are inspired by today and likely will continue to be inspired by for a very long time. Basketball fans and experts consider John Wooden as one of, if not, the greatest coaches of all time. Much of his success is a result of his beliefs and coaching system. Knowing the background of Coach Wooden’s playing and coaching career plays a significant role in understanding how he practiced his beliefs with his teams and how his philosophy and success intertwined to set a precedent for the remainder of collegiate basketball. Before looking at his coaching philosophy, it is first important to be introduced to Wooden’s background and the early achievements he reached.
Although Jordan has become the greatest basketball player of all time he was not always good at basketball. He wasn’t gifted with great basketball skills. Michael worked hard for his skills on the basketball court. Michael Jordan is the greatest practice player in the history of sport... ... middle of paper ... ...or the 12th time and was picked as the All-Star MVP for the third time (Brown, 1999). The NBA title went to the Chicago Bulls for the sixth time.
He ended up not making the team but, he says that it was a good thing because it just gave all the more motivation to be the best basketball player he could be. (NBA.com 1) That next junior year Michael made the varsity team and became the star player right away by putting up some outstanding numbers. But, in his... ... middle of paper ... ...ring that summer Olympics, Michael was limited to the amount of time he played because of the blowouts of teams they played. Once again Michael Jordan wins but, this time it was for his country not just his team. (McCormick 39) Today, Jordan likes to spend time with his wife and three children Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James, and Jasmine Mickael.
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”.