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Michael Jeffrey Jordan Born: Chicago Bulls, Transactions: Laney Wilmington, NC College: Although, a summary of his basketball career and influence on the game inevitably fails to do it justice, as a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an unquenchable competitive desire, Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar.
Even contemporaneous superstars recognized the unparalleled position of Jordan. Magic Johnson said, "There's Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us.
A brief listing of his top accomplishments would include the following: He burst into the league as a rookie sensation scoring in droves with an unmatchable first step and acrobatic drives and dunks and concluded his career as a cultural icon.
Along the way, he became a true champion who spearheaded the globalization of the NBA with his dynamic on court abilities and personal sense of style that was marketed to the masses.
He was an accessible star who managed to maintain an air of mystique. He was visible as "Air Jordan," as part of a sneaker advertising campaign and endorsing other products as well as the star of the movie, Space Jam. However, he would vanish into retirement twice only to return until hanging up the sneakers for the last time after the season.
Although Brooklyn born, Jordan was bred in the more tranquil North Carolina. The son of Delores and James Jordan, he shared a special bond with his father, which included baseball being both of their first love.
However, following his older brother, Larry, whom he idolized and was a spectacular athlete in his own right, Jordan began to play basketball. He attended Laney High school in Wilmington, North Carolina, but as a skinny sophomore, he was cut from the varsity basketball team.
The summer before his junior year, he grew to and began his path to super-stardom.
As a freshman, he played somewhat in the shadows of upperclassmen James Worthy and Sam Perkins. Jordan scored 16 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made the winning basket on a foot jumper with 18 seconds in the game for the victory.
As a junior, he received that award again as well as the Naismith and Wooden Awards. The Portland Trail Blazers, however, with the No. Bowie had suffered several injuries while in college but the Blazers bypassed Jordan because just the year before the team selected another exciting shooting guard in Clyde Drexler.
Although Drexler went onto to be a star, Bowie was an injury prone player with a journeyman pro career However, Jordan, coming off a gold medal performance at the Olympics prospered in the pro game with a fabulous first season, earning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Perhaps more important, the Bulls improved to win 11 more games than in the season prior to his arrival and made it to the playoffs.Jun 01, · Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player who ever lived.
Of that, there is very little dispute. He was also, at the apex of his career, a global ambassador for the game and for Nike (not. Oct 06, · Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a record on while playing at the top of his game.
He averaged points, eight rebounds and eight assists while stealing balls a game. From his days as a child in North Carolina to his retirement from the Chicago Bulls in , His Airness takes you on a journey through Michael Jordan's career.
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