Michael Jordan By: Sophie majewski

Michael Jordan is one of the most recognized basketball players in the world!

Many people consider him to be the best basketball player of all time, and I believe they are right. Michael Jordan had it all the jump shot, the drive, the dunk, the defense, the ball handling he was unstoppable. Most people even thought he could fly. However, it wasn't always like that. When Michael Jordan was in high school he tried out for his school basketball team as a sophomore but he was told he wasn't good enough and was cut from the team. You're probably thinking that one day a miracle happened, he suddenly was this amazing player! You would be wrong. He worked hard ever since that day to get better and guess what, it worked. He made the team the next year. He went on to play college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels and was later drafted third overall by the Chicago Bulls. Even though this was early in his career it was a major stepping stone into his life.

Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan from then on never had a doubt in his mind that he could not do something. He was always pushing himself harder and faster he once said “my attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is my weakness then I will turn that perceived weakness into my strength”. He even won five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP Awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Even though he won all of these his attitude for the game has never changed.

Here are all of the awards and trophies he has won!!

Michael Jordan nowadays does his support from off the court. He bought a minority stake in a NBA team called the Charlotte Hornets. This meant he was the first retired NBA player in history to be a majority owner of an NBA team. Also from Michaels product line of clothes and shoes he has 1.1 billion dollars. You could say he's living the sweet life. Michael Jordan’s competition was everyone, but no one could out match his effort not then not now.

Michael Jordan iconic free throw line dunk!!

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