G- Ervin “Magic” Johnson: 1979-1991, 1996 It goes without saying that Ervin “Magic” Johnson is not only one of the greatest Lakers of all-time, but also one of the greatest NBA players of all-time. He played 12 full seasons, reaching the NBA finals nine times, winning five of them. He was a 12-time All-Star, a member of 10 All-NBA Teams (9x First Team, 1x Second Team), and was the league MVP three times. Magic was not only the face of the Lakers, but also the face of the entire NBA. When you thought about basketball, you thought about Magic.
The sport of basketball is played throughout the world in every country, with many having dreams to become the very best. Wilton Norman Chamberlain was a professional basketball player who was born August 8, 1936, and grew up in a small town in Philadelphia. He was a professional National Basketball Association player for the team know as, at the time, the Philadelphia Warriors (now known as the Philadelphia 76ers). Wilt Chamberlain is not only arguably the best player in the world, but he has the statistics and records to prove it. He has set insurmountable records and has the greatest overall statistics that have been documented.
For Garnet, he’s never really had either form go home. He mainly grew up in foster care, going from house to house constantly. He never really thought of these houses as his home but rather somewhere he lived for a short time. As a child, he only lived with his family for about a quarter of his life, and even that is considered minuscule due to his lack of memory retention at such a young age. Therefore, Garnet doesn’t know what a home can be.
In Outliers, Malcom Gladwell deconstructs the misconceptions in modern society surrounding the idea of success. Gladwell jump starts the book with the intriguing thesis that “it’s not enough to ask what successful people are like,” but that it is only important to ask “where they are from so that we can unravel the logic behind who succeeds and who doesn’t” (19). It is often assumed that individuals with grand achievements, from the field of athletics to computer programming, have an innate ambition or talent that propels them to greatness. This, according to Gladwell, is only a piece to the puzzle of success. In Outliers, Gladwell supports his thesis that success is often resulted from where someone comes from rather than solely individual will by arguing that the likelihood of achievement
He was tagged as the European Golden Boy. He is also named top goal scorers in over 5 major awarding bodies. He played for Barcelona club, but represents the Argentina National Team during international competitions. Messi started playing at a tender age of 4. He joined his first local soccer club, Grandioli,
The 95-96 Chicago Bulls were said to be the best team in NBA history. They Won the most NBA titles for a team. With they 're best player Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan won all of they 're teams MVP 's awards and earned them all their NBA championships. Best team of there generation.
For Fernando, he had no idea what to do to get an education. He was the oldest of the family and had no help because no one else in his family has tried getting an education after high school. He tried getting help from the school but had no luck until the school received a new college graduate counselor who helped Fernando every step of the way. He truly believes he wouldn’t have got it to college if it wasn’t for her. Rocio encountered a school that didn’t challenge her enough which made it hard for her when it was time to go to college.
To begin, the lack of financial stability in the Walls family has always been problematic, however as the mother of her children, Rose Mary never contributed much to the family income due to her stubbornness and free-spirited nature. A prime example of Rose Mary not providing for her family is a constant lack of food in the house. The children’s hunger is apparent when Jeannette says, “We did eat less. Once we lost our credit at the commissary, we quickly ran out of food. Sometimes Dad’s odd jobs would come through, or he’d win some money gambling, and we’d eat for a few days.
Peter has no father figure in his life because his mother never knew his father and the other children’s father had passed away. His mother could not afford to send him to school so without an education he had no real prospects for getting out of the poor lifestyle he was born into. With that knowledge and his young age it is understandable that he choose to play with his friends
He 's sick of his life, has been for a while now. People say that money can 't buy happiness, but those people usually have enough of it to pay the bills and buy food for their table. Tommy Joe has none, and he 's living on the good will of his friends. A struggling musician. Well, nobody told him that without education he 'd be totally useless at the job market, and that without a proper job he couldn 't even go to Mexico with Mia and Mike for a vacation.