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Basketball’s Greatest Players Essay, Research Paper BASKETBALL’S GREATEST PLAYERS There are many great players who had the talent to be all pro and lost it in the streets. Probaly the two most famous to fail are Lloyd Daniels and Earl Manigult. Both could of been all-stars but let the drugs and inner city life destroy there chances. It’s been said that Earl Manigult’s best feat was being able to jump up to the top of the backboard and take a dollar bill and replace it with four quarters. One other rumor was he once dunked a basketball backwards thirty-six times in a row to win a sixty dollar bet. Now to Lloyd Daniels, said to be the best basketball player ever to play in New York he was heavely recruited and signed with UNLV despite never graduating H.S. His biggest

downfall was his addiction to drugs since he was twelve years old. Despite having anything he wanted and UNLV he was caught buying drugs and kicked off the basketball team and out of school. Next, the player who did make and continues to rock the up and rising basketball world. The most famous and most known of the basketball players is Michael Jordan. He has won four NBA titles and is the most recognized player ever. Despite his pro career he was once cut from his H.S. team. Then two years later he was a H.S. all-american. Two years later at the University Of North Carolina Michael as a freshman hit the game winning shot to secure the legendary coach Dean Smith his first ever collegiate championship. As a pro playing for the four time defending champions he has averaged 32.2

points per game, 5.9 assists per game, 6.4 rebounds , 2.7 steals, and 1 block. Michael Jordan is the best role model for America’s youth since Dr. J (Julius Erving) and he’s also a perennial all-star. The game of basketball is the most up and rising game in the 90’s. People who make up the sport come from anyware from Cabrini Green Projects in Chicago to New South Wales Australia. To end this, the game of basketball is the most skill oriented sport and the people who play the game will never forget it.