Michael Jordan is widely considered the best basketball player of all time. His strive for greatness inspired many. He didn’t let failure hold him down like, when he was cut from the varsity team sophomore year in high school. He could have been contempt with but instead he driven by it to work harder to get better.
Michael Jeffery Jordan was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to North Carolina at the age of three. Growing up his favorite sport was baseball; he also played other sports like football and basketball. His love for basketball stemmed from playing one on one against his older brother Larry. Larry continued to beat him. So Michael started to work hard so he could beat him.
Michael attended Laney High School where he played basketball. He was cut his sophomore year from the varsity team; but he didn’t let it discourage him. He decided that he was going to work hard and make the team next year. His junior season he made the team. After his senior season he received a scholarship to go play basketball at the University of North Carolina.
Jordan’s freshman season in college he gain a lot of popularity when hit the game winning shot against the Georgetown Hoyas in the championship game. He won the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) freshman of the year. The next year Jordan really stepped up his game and average 20 points a game and won College Player of the Year award. Jordan’s junior year he led the ACC in scoring and won the College Player of Year award for the second time in a row. After his junior season Jordan declared for NBA (National Basketball Association)
Jordan’s NBA career is where his legend was made. He was drafted 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls. He won the Rookie of the Year and started in the All-Star game. The Bulls lost in the first round to Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs. His next couple seasons the bulls struggle to get far in the playoffs. Once the Bulls acquired well enough talent they began to push...