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Transcript of Michael Jordan
By: Kenneth Abaya
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York.
The fourth of James and Deloris Jordan's five children.
The family moved to North Carolina when Michael was very young because the main streets of Brooklyn, where violence and drugs could become the way of life.
Early Life cont.
At their early settlement in Wilmington, NC, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan began to set example for their children.
Michael's father taught him how to work hard and not to be tempted by street life. His mother taught him how to sew, clean, and do laundry. He learned that nothing comes easy life.
A Rising Star
Jordan loved sports when he was a child. He played baseball, basketball, and football.
Jordan played basketball for Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. He was cut from the varsity team as a sophmore. He used this to fuel and motivate himself to be a better ball player.
Hard work pays off
Michael Jordan would cut classes to go to the gym and practice. In his junior year, he made the team again.
From now on bigger things had started.
He scored 35 points during his firt varsity game. In two seasons for Laney, he averaged 25.4 pts, 12 rebs, 5.3 assists per game.
He led laney to the no. 1 state ranking as a senior.
When he was invited to Howard garfinkel's Basketball camp, he shocked many college recruits going head to head againts top recruits in high school.
Michael Jordan recieved a full ride scholarship to attend North Carolina under head coach Dean Smith.
As a freshman, the spotlight was not under Jordan. Most of the spotlight were on James Worthy and Sam Perkins, former NBA players.
The first mark of a living legend
As a freshman, he scored the game winning jumpshot in the 1982 NCC Championship game against the George town Hoyas. The final score was 63-62.
The first mark of a living legend cont.
In 3 seasons for North Carolina, Michael Jordan, who was cut on the basketball team in his high school sophomore year, averaged 17.7 pts per game, 5.0 rebs, and 2.1 assists.
ACC Rookie of the year-1982
Naismith College Player of the Year-1984
John R. Wooden Award-1984
Adolph Rupp Trophy-1984
USBWA College Player of the year-1984
ACC Athlete of the Year-1984
ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year-1984
2x Consensus First Team All American-1983,1984
In 1984,listed as 6'6, 216 lbs., Michael Jordan was the 1st round 3rd pick drafted by the Chicago Bulls. He won the Rookie award that year and was selected for the All-Star Game.
In 1992, Bulls beat the Portland Trail Blazers to tally their 2nd NBA Championsip.
In 1988, Michael Jordan won the dunk contest with an iconic free throw line dunk. It is considered until today one of the greatest in the event's history.
Michael Jordan then on made a historical run.
He led the Chicago bulls to its first chamipionshipagainst LA Lakers in 1991.
In 1993, Jordan dedicated his 3rd championship to his father who was murdered by the end of 92-93 season.
Michael Jordan had a gambling addiction.
Because of his debt, Larry Demetry and Daniel Andre Green shot James Jordan Sr., Michael's father to death.
David Stern, NBA Comissioner sercretly encouraged Jordan to retire to clean up his image when he does come back. Some say he took a break to play baseball in honor of his father, who loved baseball.
Jordan then shocked the sports world by signing a minor league baseball contract with Chicago White Sox.
After a year of baseball, he decided to go back in the NBA. In 1995, Jordan was reunited with former team The Chicago Bulls and helped them win their fourth championship against the Seattle sonics in the 1995-96 season.
In that Same year, Jordan was featured as the star of Space Jam(1996). It was a mixed live action and animation and paired MJ with cartoon legends,Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck, on screen.
History was made
In 96-97 season, Jordan once led the Chicago Bulls to a 72 win season and clinched another championship against the Uah Jazz.
They faced each other again the following year.
The Bulls beat them once again for the second year in a row making it 6 championships and 6 finals MVP for MJ.
After playing 2 more season for the Washington Wizards in 2002-2003, Jordan announced his final retirement.
MJ's one of many advertisements include his long term sponsor, Gatorade.
The Jumpman logo is also used to promote Michael Jordan's signature shoes, clothing, etc.
In 2010, He then became the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Significant Historical Impact
Michael Jordan will be most referred to as the man who could fly. But even more than basketball was his impact beyond the court as an international icon and inspiration to many people. He was so influential that his imprint on and off the court remained as strong today as it ever did. Michael Jordan will be remembered as a champion and the greatest basketball player to ever play the sport of basketball.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009
6-time NBA champion: 1991-93, 1996-98 (all with Chicago Bulls)
6 NBA Finals appearances: 1991-93, 1996-98
5-time NBA Most Valuable Player: 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
6-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player: 1991-93, 1996-98
1-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year: 1987-88
10-time scoring champion: 1987-93, 1996–98
3-time steals leader: 1988, 1990, 1993
3-time minutes leader: 1987-89
14-time NBA All-Star: 1985-93, 1996–98, 2002-03
3-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 1988, 1996, 1998
2-time IBM Award winner: 1985, 1989
11-time All-NBA selection:
First Team: 1987-93, 1996-98
Second Team: 1985
9-time All-Defensive selection:
First Team: 1988-93, 1996-98
NBA All-Rookie selection:
First Team: 1985
NBA Rookie of the Year: 1985
2-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion: 1987, 1988
Runner-up in 1985
7-time The Sporting News Most Valuable Player: 1987-88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
The Sporting News Rookie of the Year: 1985
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: 1991
Ranked #1 by SLAM Magazine's Top 50 Players of All-time
Ranked #1 by ESPN SportsCentury's Top North American Athletes of the 20th Century
Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History"
Selected in 1996 as member of two of the "Top 10 Teams in NBA History"
1991-92 Chicago Bulls (67–15; .817)
1995-96 Chicago Bulls (72–10; .878)
A Legendary Career
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