Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn New York. He lived in Wallace North Carolina but moved to Wilmington North Carolina when he was 7 years old. By the end of his career in basketball he was regarded as the best player in history. Playing 18 seasons in the NBA, 16 of them for the Chicago Bulls, and led them to 6 NBA championships. Throughout his career, he has changed the role of African American athletes and also a great role model for millions of people. He tried to help out as many people as possible, but helped dying kids the most when he founded his own charity, Michael Jordan Foundation. After his years in basketball, he went on to be the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He is the first person to play in the NBA and also own a NBA team. But he is more than just an owner or the greatest player to ever play the game. He will be remembered in history because he has fought discrimination, changed the economy, the NBA, and also people’s lives through his hard work on and off the court.

Michael has faced discrimination growing up and throughout his years in basketball. In Wilmington North Carolina, where he grew up, wasn’t fully desegregated, so he faced some discrimination growing up. But his high school that he would attend, Laney High School, was integrated, but still he faced hard times there. He was suspended once for smashing a popsicle on a girls head because she called him a “nigger”. And during high school, baseball was Michael’s favorite sport, not basketball. But at Laney

High School, baseball was for white people and basketball was for African American people. But still he tried to keep up with the sport but never succeeded because of the racial discrimination that he faced. But as he grew into the basketball player he became, people started treating him differently for the better. After his first year in the league, you could tell Michael Jordan was going to be a big star. As he increasingly grew...
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