Michael Jeffrey Jordan is the son of Deloris and James Jordan. He has three siblings, Ronald James, Deloris, and Larry. Mike was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn Hospital. He grew up in North Carolina. Before basketball Mike enjoyed playing the game of baseball. I chose him because I knew little about him, like he played with the Chicago Bulls and he got married and had a son. Before I didnt know he got a divorce. He is currently playing with the Washington Wizards in his fifteenth season of basketball. He is the fourth player to score 30,000 points. Besides basketball, Michael Jordan opened his own school and training camps called Michael Jordan Flight School.
One day Mikes father made a full basketball court in their backyard where Larry and Michael always played there. He started playing around the age of eight. Every time the two brothers played it made Mikes skills get better and made him into a better player. He wasnt sure if basketball fitted his talents, so he went to baseball, football, and track. However, Mike found his love in the game of basketball. He wanted to work on his game to become a pro player so he skipped school to practice, but unfortunately he got suspended. His mother made him study all day. Mike never said an unkind word to anyone and was liked by everyone, even his teachers. When he needed help, hed come after school to learn more. Some people would make fun of him in front of girls. In that way no one would marry him.
A basketball scout picked him in Division I. No one from his school had ever played in Division I. His experience gave him more confidence to play the game of basketball. He played for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels where he made both team and starting lineup. At age 20 Michael was 160 lbs., six foot six inches and could run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. His confidence and carelessness improved his game and made him into a great decision maker to lead in all areas of the game. He loss to St. Johns University, University of Missouri, and Tulane University in 1982-1983.The Sporting News named Michael Jordan College Player of the Year. Michael Jordan was drafted to the NBA by the Chicago Bulls in 1984 in the first round (third overall) to start his amazing career as a pro basketball player.
During Michaels fourteen NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls he won numerous amounts of awards and reached many goals. He continued to wear his jersey number 23 from his career at UNC. In 1986 Michael Jordan alone scored 63 points during a playoff game against the Boston Celtics. In 1990 he scored 69 points against Cleveland. Jordan has also attended a great amount of All-Star games; almost every season throughout his NBA career. Here is a list of all his great accomplishments and awards:
NBA World Champion:1991, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
NBA Rookie of the Year:1985
NBA All Rookie Team:1985
All NBA First Team:1987, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
NBA Defensive Player of the Year:1988
All NBA Defensive First Team:1988, 89, 90 ,91, 92, 93, 97, 98
NBA MVP:1988, 91, 92, 96, 98
NBA Finals MVP:1991, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
NBA Slam Dunk Champion:1987, 88
My opinion about Michael Jordan is that he is a true American hero.I think that because he always had confidence in himself. He also helped people. He tried his best in every thing.