He went to AAU basketball for a while then went on to the NBA. The games were about the same everywhere. He didn’t get passed the ball much but when he did he made something special happen. He made history everywhere during this Civil Rights Movement. Stepping on the court in college and in the pros’ made history.
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
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. The effect of Jordan’s game was so profound that the league changed its rules to make the games more enjoyable. This translated in outlawing defensive contact when a player is in the perimeter, which in turn allowed players to relentlessly attack the lane and score on spectacular layups or dunks in a manner similar to what Jordan popularized.
He played like a gazelle with a heart of a lion, with his trademarked fashionable basketball shoes, and his tongue out, he changed the game. Jordan was so good that one night he played with the flu and still scored thirty plus points. He achieved ten scoring titles in his playing career and also won five MVP awards. Known as “his airness”, he was the king of the NBA.
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That NBA draft Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, but then traded to the LA Lakers. In Kobe’s basketball career he went on to win 5 NBA Championships, 1 MVP award, NBA All-Rookie Team, 3 time All-NBA team, 3 time All-defensive Team, 2 time NBA finals MVP, 3 time NBA All-star game MVP, and the defensive player of the year. Outside of the NBA Kobe has won 2 Gold olympic medals for basketball. Ever since a young age Kobe knew that he was going to make it big. He did this all because of his amazing work ethic and love for the game.
Derrick Rose With a talented act Derrick Rose by the 8th grade knew he was a good basketball player. Derrick Rose dream was to go to the NBA. Throughout his whole life his family is the reason why he is here where he is now. When Rose was in his senior year he was ranked the nation 's best high school point guard averaged 25.2 points per game a leaded simeon high school to their second consecutive state title.
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.
The Jordan Influence When most people think about Michael Jordan, they think about him as the greatest basketball player who ever played. However, Jordan was not only a basketball player, but someone who influenced the American culture and society. Jordan’s influence was one that had never been seen before. Whether it was through basketball or his own brand, Jordan was making everyone want “to be like Mike”.
When we talk about notable players in the NBA, what comes into mind? The answers vary, starting from Michael Jordan all the way to LeBron James. However, one player that should be recognized is Stephen Curry, one of the best point-guards and three-pointer in the league right now. But the real question is what steps did he take to take this title in the nation. Where did he start from, what is his influence, or what challenges did he overcome?