The Great Gatsby Essay Research Paper Michael

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The Great Gatsby Essay, Research Paper Michael Jordan’s Life and Achievements Michael Jeffrey Jordan is known by many people as the best basketball player ever to play the game. Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, helping them obtained six championship titles in eight years. Now remembered for being the best and the most popular athlete in the sports world. He had a great influence on the people. “Jordan was just another great legend” (Stein 2). Being a role model on and off the court Jordan showed his abilities to play the game and his kindness towards other people, especially those who admired him the most. “His widespread appeal to fans has helped keep basketball one of the world’s most popular spectator sports” (Stein 1). Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on

February 17, 1963, in Brookling, New York. He was the fourth of five children. His father was James Jordan and his mother was Deloris Jordan. Still a kid Jordan and his family moved away from the dangerous streets of Brookling, to go and live in a nice neighborhood located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael was always into sports. His favorite sport was baseball. “He was discouraged by the fact that he could not play against his older brother and this would always get him mad” (Wolff 130). He was not that tall, but he didn’t loose hope of growing and achieving his long time goal of being a well-known professional athlete. By junior high Jordan was five feet and eleven inches. Event though his brother Larry was only five and seven inches, he would always beat Jordan in

One on One’s games. Larry helped the young Jordan with his game, by practicing and guiding him during his vacation. By the time the summer ended Jordan was six feet and three inches tall and had mastered the game of basketball. He made the varsity the team in high school, where he impressed the media and a lot of coaches from different universities. After he graduated from high school, he decided to go and play for the University of North Carolina Where he was a big star and won a championship title with a last two-second shot. He was nominated player of the year. He then was drafted to the Chicago Bulls, where he had a long list of outstanding accomplishments. Jordan’s presence on the Chicago Bulls immediately woke up the interest of the fans. The entire franchise was very

enthusiastic and felt very positive about their future. He was such a great player that on his first season he won the rookie of the year award with 28.2 points per game. The Bulls had a losing record before they had Jordan. After the Bulls had Jordan, nothing else but good things began to happen for this franchise. He took the Bulls to the playoffs for five straight years in a row. But they would always loose to the Detroit Pistons or Boston Celtics. “One problem was that Jordan sometimes played at a level so above his teammates that the Bulls failed to function as a team” (Greene 8-9). During the 1989-90 season, The bulls signed Phil Jackson to be their new head coach. His new triangle plays helped Jordan use his offensive abilities. As his desire to win a championship

developed more and more, he focused a little bit more on his defense than offense. As a result of his desire the Bulls won their first championship in history for the season of 1990-91. After the end of this wonderful and successful season, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls went on to win two more Championship titles, on which he was named the most Valuable Player of the league and finals. A tragic tragedy happened to Michael Jordan, Right after he had won his third championship. Two teenagers had killed his father, James Jordan. Jordan got into a deep depression in which he was very wounded. This had a great impact on Michael’s live. When this incident happened, Jordan then decided to retire from the game of basketball. “He entered the sport of baseball, where he didn’t have