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Michael Jordan Black History Month Project
Transcript of Michael Jordan Black History Month Project
He later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was a baby. He attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington where he started his basketball career.
In his senior year in high school he was selected to be in the Mcdonald's All-American Team.
Jordan was later recruited by many college, and in 1981 he accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina. As a freshman he was made ACC Freshman of the year where he averaged 13 ppg.
In the 1982 NCAA Championship Jordan scored the game winning jump shot against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.
In the 1984 NBA draft Jordan was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick after Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon.
During his first season with the Bulls Jordan averaged 28 ppg and appeared on Sports Illustrated.
In Jordan's second season he appearently broke his foot in the third game which cut his season short. Chicago had made it to the playoffs but was later beaten by the Boston Celtics led by Larry Bird. Other than his loss Jordan set a record by scoring 63 points in Game 2 against the Celtics that is still un-broken.
In 1990-91 Jordan won his second MVP award, and won his first NBA championship against Magic Johnson and the Lakers
In 1991-1992 Jordan went to the Finals, a second time, to face the Portland TrailBlazers, beat them 4 games to 2, and becoming NBA Finals MVP 2 times in a row
In 1992-1993 season Jordan once again took his team to The Finals where he went against the Phoenix Suns led by Charles Barkley and for a third time in a row winning the Finals and becoming the Finals MVP
Later in 1993 after his win against the Suns, Jordan decided to retire because of his loss of desire for the game
But two years later in 1995 Jordan annouced his return to the NBA. On that same year Jordan with the help of his new team mate, Dennis Rodman, Jordan took the Bulls to the Finals again to beat the Seattle Supersonics
In the 1996-1997 season, the Bulls made it back to the Finals for a second time in row facing the Utah Jazz. Despite being feverish and being light headed throughtout a couple games in the Finals, Jordan managed to defeat the Jazz and take the win, and becoming an Finals MVP for a fifth time.
In 1998 Jordan made it to the Finals for the last time to go against the Utah Jazz for a rematch. Jordan succeeded and won his last championship and also became a Finals MVP for a sixth time.
With Michael Jordan's coach's contract expiring, Scottie Pippen desire to be traded, and Dennis Rodman soon to be a Los Angeles Laker as a free agent, Jordan decided to retire a second time on January 13,1999 but this time for good.
On January 19, 2000 Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player but as an president of the Washington Wizards. Michael Jordan's final game was against the 76ers on April 16, 2003 where he made his final shot and ended his career from the game