Topics: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, National Basketball Association Pages: 2 (514 words) Published: May 15, 2013

Denzel Wilson
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Reheuser Rob,“ A Stroll Down Memory Lane”, Nba Playoff edition

* Rookie of the Year; Five-time NBA MVP; Six-time NBA champion; Six-time NBA Finals MVP; Ten-time All-NBA First Team; Nine time NBA All-Defensive First Team; Defensive Player of the Year; 14-time NBA All-Star; Three-time NBA All-Star MVP; 50th Anniversary All-Time Team; Ten scoring titles -- an NBA record and seven consecutive matching Wilt Chamberlain; Retired with the NBA's highest scoring average of 30.1ppg.

* He attended Laney High school in Wilmington, North Carolina, but as a 5-11 skinny sophomore, he was cut from the varsity basketball team. The summer before his junior year, he grew to 6-3 and began his path to super-stardom.

* Jordan scored 40 or more points in nine consecutive games and 23 straight in one game to set an NBA record

* The most memorable game of the initial comeback occurred six games in when he scored 55 points against the Knicks in the Garden. That game, dubbed "Double Nickel," was extraordinary in that a new Jordan emerged.

* Although he had relinquished the MVP award to Karl Malone in 1996-97, Jordan was awarded MVP in 1997-98 and again led the Bulls to the NBA Championship with a satisfying six-game victory over Malone's Utah Jazz. Despite a horrible case of stomach flu in a critical Game Five, he would not let his team lose. He scored 38 points and the Bulls won the game and then the title at home in Game Six. He was also named the NBA Finals MVP for the fifth time.

Vancil , Mark. Michael Jordan, For the Love of the Game: My story (New York: Crown Publishers 1998) 

* On the court, his almost mythic flair for the spectacular prompted former Los Angeles superstar Magic Johnson to say simply, "There's Michael, then there's all the rest of us".

* Jordan was telling how he got cut from the J.V....
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