Since 1982, the world has been has been exposed to the raw talent of Michael Jordan. He showed the world what he could do when he made the game winning basket for the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 1982 NCAA championship. While in the NBA, he played for the Chicago Bulls for most of his career, winning six NBA championships and earning the Most Valuable Player award 5 times. Now, Jordan has 3 children. They include two sons, Marcus and Jeffrey, and one daughter Jasmine. Michael Jordan is thought of as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but not "the best."
Michael was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York ("Michael Jordan"). Jordan was one of 5 children. He had two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger sister. Early in his life, Jordan played many different sports. His father, James, loved to see his son happy while playing sports, but he mostly liked Michael playing baseball. In high school, Jordan was emotionally crushed. While he was a sophomore, he tried out for the Laney High varsity team and was cut. That year he did play for the Junior Varsity team, but he getting cut was motivation for the rest of his life ("Michael Jordan").
After high school, Jordan accepted a scholarship from the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, Jordan did one thing that no other has ever done. He made the game winning shot against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Hoyas were being run by his
rival but future friend, Patrick Ewing. Jordan would come back for his sophomore year to play for UNC, but that would be his final year. He decided that he was going to enter the 1984 NBA Draft. Today that draft is still looked at as somewhat of a bust. Jordan was picked 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls behind Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets, and Sam Bowie of the... [continues]
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