Essay On Michael Jordan: King Of The Court

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Michael Jordan: King of the Court When I began my report I didn't know much about Michael Jordan, but I did know that he was "undoubtedly the greatest player in the history of the NBA" ("Michael Air Jordan" 1). It seemed like every time I heard the word basketball I also heard the name Michael Jordan. There's just no avoiding him. If you are watching television you might see him playing basketball or golf. If you were reading a magazine there will probably be an advertisement with his picture. If you were walking down the street you might see a kid wearing Air Jordan shoes or a Bulls jersey with "JORDAN" on the back of it. This man is probably as recognizable as the Pope.When we were as ...view middle of the document...

After high school Michael was off to the University of North Carolina where for three years he would have some amazing accomplishments in basketball.Perhaps Michael's most memorable collegiate moment occurred while he was a freshman. On March 29, 1982 the University of North Carolina basketball team was facing off against the University of Georgetown in the national championship game. With the University of North Carolina trailing by one, freshman Michael Jordan launches the winning seventeen-foot jump shot with just seventeen seconds left in the game. This amazing basket is often referred to as "The Shot". Later on in his years at UNC Michael captured both the Dr. James Naismith Award and the John Wooden Award in 1984. He was also named the NCAA College Player of the Year in 1983 and 1984.With Michael too anxious about turning professional, he decided to skip his senior year at the University of North Carolina and enter the NBA draft. Michael was selected third overall in the draft by the Chicago Bulls. Little did they know the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers had just passed on the greatest basketball player ever. Both of these teams should be kicking themselves in the head right now.Now that Jordan was in the NBA it was his big chance to make his mark and become a star. He made a very good first impression in his first season by being named to the NBA all-star game and winning Rookie of the Year honors. Michael Jordan became very familiar with being in the all-star game through out the rest of his career making it back every year from 1985-1993 and from 1996-1998. There were a lot of things that Michael became familiar with during his career with the Chicago Bulls such as: winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1988, '91, '92, '96, '98, being the NBA Finals MVP in '91, '92, '96, '98, and making the All-NBA First Team From 1987-1993, and in '96, '97.Over the year Jordan kept getting better and better so a lot of companies thought that it would be good idea if t...

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