This is a passage about one of the first basketball players to ever set foot on a basketball court. He was a great hero during the Civil Rights Movement. His name was a great inspiration to African Americans all over the U.S. during the movement. He was born on March 31, 1923 in a town that most of you are probably familiar with, Oakland, California.
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA.
He stood at the height of 5’6 in the 10th grade which made it hard for him to follow his dream. The summer of his sophomore year he decided to change his shot for the better. He averaged 20 points a game but it wasn’t enough for colleges to notice him. He ended up going to Davidson college where he later lead them to the be the NCAA final 8 but lost in the semi-finals, and during his time in college
Have you ever wondered who all the greats of football are? I do and I think everyone else should too. Because Joe Montana had such a great impact on the game of football, true fans should know his early life, his college experience, and NFL start. Joe was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania on june 11, 1956.
Whether or not Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time is controversial. There are many players who impacted the NBA, but none did it as well as Michael Jordan. There are few people said to be as great as him, but even those people have acknowledged that he’s the greatest to ever play. Because of his many accomplishments and scoring titles, Michael Jordan will go down in history as the greatest player in
Through Michael Jordan’s athletic success on the court, he was able to make himself and his brand into a cultural icon, which had a great impact on the game of basketball, fashion, marketing, and the economy in America. Before Jordan took on the rest of society, he was focussed on the game of basketball. Jordan was the face of the NBA. He took the game to new heights through his game changing performances. Starting in college at the University of North Carolina, Jordan proved to everyone that he was going to be something spectacular in the NBA.
He idolized Michael Jordan and patterned his games around him. His natural speed and strength allowed him to work his way around the gridiron. Although he was quick in taking the ball to the hole, his best attribute was that he was a team player and took special delight in passing the basketball to his teammates. In a short passage of time, he had developed into a superb athlete.
In June of 1996, one month after he graduated magna cum laude, the Golden State Warriors selected him as the 11th pick in the second round there were forty overall. He was also named the SWAC player of the Year and was the first player from MSVU to earn that award.
Bird had attended indiana and then dropped out,because he felt trepidation about how big the school was.the following year had enrolled in Indiana State. While Bird was at Indiana State he led the sycamores to an NCAA championship game against hi s long time rival Magic Johnson. Sadly Larry bird lost that game to Magic,but prior that year Bird left to enter the NBA draft. Bird left college with the USBWA College player of the year award ,also the Naismith award and the wooden award,and was also played the 5th all time college scoring in the NCAA.
He was making a good percentage of his shots. The last reason I have for my theme is that they worked hard to get watched by good colleges. Both Terrell and Danny were getting watched by colleges but Terrell had more of the better colleges watching him because he started off better and more skilled than Danny. Danny also had good colleges watch him that were D1 schools from the ACC and SEC conferences.
Before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 20 years in the national basketball association, he was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. born in New York, New York. His father was a police officer whom only had one son. Ferdinand stood 5 foot 8 inches at just 9 years old and by time he got to the eighth grade he had already grown a foot, and could dunk a basketball. As a sophomore in highschool he averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds a game, his senior year he averaged 30 points a game. At Power Memorial Academy Ferdinand set New York city school records for scoring and rebounding, all while winning 71 straight games and winning 3 state titles.
The better player of the two is, Jordan. One reason is because of Jordan’s NBA finals stats. He is the only player in NBA finals history to never score less than 20 points in any of his finals games. Jordan led his team to the finals six times and came out victorious all six of those times. He was also named finals MVP all six times.
Another factor of what inspired him was his willingness to become the greatest which encouraged him to do better each time. "That 's how I would think everyone would go into it. You want to be the man, you know, not the best of the moment, but the best who ever set foot on a basketball court," said Kobe Bryant (Biography Today 54). Kobe brought out the best in people and he wanted to have a positive effect to the people around him and supported him in his life. His goal was to be one of the greatest, but he also wanted to influence people.
He refused to move seats on a bus and went to trial almost getting kicked out of the Army. When he finally got out of the Army, he got the opportunity to play on the Kansas City Monarchs. He then got invited to a meeting