MJ’s pro career began in the 1984 NBA draft, when the bulls selected him third overall after Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon. Jordan quickly improved the Bulls franchise by generating more wins and winning rookie of the year. The young rookie also won gold in the 1984 Olympics on the men’s national team. Due to Michael Jordan’s unmatched talent, a great abundance of individuals gained interest in the game of basketball (Legends Profile: Michael Jordan). In 1985, Michael Jordan signed with Nike and created the first of over thirty Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 1, which would forever alter the sneaker culture (Michael Jordan Timeline).
Starting with Kobe Bryant putting up to five thousand shots a day. With Kobes’ hard work and dedication to the game and wanting to improve so much that is why Kobe will always be considered a hero. Draymond Green defying the odds and becoming one of the best players in the world. One of the greatest defensive players in the world. Earning 2 NBA Championship Rings with possibly one of the greatest teams in NBA history ( The Golden State Warriors).
We have even slapped a nickname to this great American, Honest Abe. A more modern day example of an honorable person is Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan was the one basketball player who shaped the game of basketball for the rest of our lives. He had 5 MVP awards. won 6 championships with the Bulls, two three-peats, and was selected to the all-star team 14 times!
The one person that tops that list to me is Michael Jordan, a shooting guard in the NBA who played 15 seasons and left a significant mark on the league. What makes basketball players earn their place in the debate of the GOAT depends on several criteria including; championships rings, awards, and self performance, all of which Michael Jordan substantially meets to be crowned the GOAT basketball player. Possibly one of the most heated topics when discussing basketball players is the amount of rings they win. Championships show how great the players performed because they are the end goal of every single season. It is what players want to win every single year, at the end of every single season, and the greatest players find a way to do so.
Jerry had been selected for the NFL First Team All-Pro ten times. Five of those were in a row from 1986 to 1990. Even though he did not make it in 1991, he bounced back and got NFL First Team All-Pro five times in a row again from 1992 to 1996. In addition, his longest reception is ninety six yards. He had a total of 1256 points scored in his NFL career.
The coach that comes to my mind is Phil Jackson, who is one of the greatest coaches in the NBA. He led the Chicago Bulls to win six championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats. Phil Jackson is a phenomenal coach. He always knows what he’s going up against because he studies his opponents. He educates himself on how the team play, who are their key players and what take the opponents out of their comfort zone.
In 1995, just eight years after retiring, Walter Payton died of progressive liver disease and bile duct cancer. Even today, he remains one of the most loved athletes in history. “Twenty-four years after his final game and twelve years following his death at age forty-six, Payton has attained an iconic spot atop the sports pantheon” (Pearlman 491). Although Walter Payton’s life was short, he made a lasting impact on many people, both before and during his
He had also said “You’re the greatest competitor I ever saw”. (Denenburg 75). Jackie was voted one of the best players in the game. His two million votes was at the top of the 1949 All-Star team. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in the National League.
Willie Mays was not only considered one of the best batters of his time, but he was also considered one of the best fielders as well. He won four batting champion awards and led the Major League in home runs five times in his career. However, Mays was also one of the best outfielders anyone had ever seen during his time and collected a stunning twelve Gold Glove Awards throughout his career. During Mays’ career he continued to entertain fans through his crazy acrobatic catches in center field. Perhaps the best catch he has ever made, and maybe even the best catch in baseball history, is when he caught a fly ball while running toward the warning track with his back turned to it.
These athletes get a lot of publicity and fame for perfecting the art of scoring. An example of players like this would be Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant from the NBA. Also scorers from the NFL would include Adrian Peterson, and DeAngelo Williams just to name a few. In this current season of the NBA, Stephen Curry leads the charge with an average of 29.8 points per game. Following close behind is James Harden with an average of 27.7 points per game and in third is Kevin Durant with 27.4 points per game (“ESPN.com”).
Basketball is and will always be a favorite sport for people of all ages. Not only to play, but also to watch and root for your favorite team. The 90’s era is one of the best in history; therefore, its most memorable. Players such as Stockton, Pippen, Isaiah, Magic and Barkley, also contributed to the game, yet none can compare to MJ. Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture.
There have been many great NBA players take the court and do amazing things. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game. Kobe Bryant once scored 81 points in the modern era. Even Curry 's teammate, Klay Thompson, set a record last season for most points in a quarter with 37. The list of great players who did great things on the court also includes Oscar Robertson (averaged a triple-double over an entire season), Michael Jordon, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Jerry
The Orange 's success from beyond the arc has been a key to their run. Syracuse’s 143 3-point attempts broke the tournament record set by the 2015 Huskies team and if the Orange hit seven 3-pointers, they would break the mark of 54 also set by last seasons team. But UConn has yet to be flustered by anyone this season. UConn is undefeated and teams struggle to contain it high power offense. Stewart is possibly one of the best to ever don a Huskies ' jersey.
Buddy Hield is the best player in college basketball and it isn 't even close. Buddy 's shot was wetter than a scuba diver as Oklahoma knocked off LSU in a thriller that came down to the last seconds. He 's the best player on the best team in America -- you 're more than welcome to fight me IRL if you disagree. Ben Simmons will probably be the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, he might win The Wooden Award, he may win the Naismith player of the year, he 'll definitely be winning life when he 's making millions next year, but Buddy Hield is still the better college player. Buddy dropped 32 points in the win over LSU tonight but there 's something even more impressive than the points he scored tonight -- it 's the incredible season he is
For Michael’s first championship in the finals in 1991, his team won the series easily in a 4-1 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. For most of Jordan’s career, his team usually consisted of at least one other Hall of Famer, and for all of his championships, he had Scottie Pippen. In the 1998 NBA Finals, Pippen was robbed of the Finals MVP award, which they instead gave to Jordan. In game 4, he put up 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists, which was crucial in that game, which they won 86-82 against the Utah Jazz. To have a teammate like Pippen, who averaged 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in the playoffs, made it easier for Jordan to succeed in the finals.