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 was later drafted to the Chicago Bulls in 1984, where he won six NBA titles.
After a press conference, the that it thought that Johnson had just pronounced his own death sentence. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers (position was point guard), shocked the world on November 7, 1991 when he told that he had caught HIV the disease that causes AIDS. He has been living with it for the last 20 years of his life.
An NBA player by the name of Dwight Howard went through major hardships when he played for the Orlando Magic. Dwight was a superstar player at the time, but feuds between his coach and teammates caused his team to convert to one of the worst teams in the NBA. Dwight realized he had to change his attitude to become successful. In 2016 he started fresh with a new team. Howard is now a team player and is a more successful basketball player because of his life choice to stop fighting over silly things with his team.
Carmelo Kyam Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York, 1984. He was the youngest of four children and was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Anthony experienced a rough childhood. When he was just two years of age, his father Carmelo Iriarte, passed the way from liver failure. This left the care of him and his three older siblings in his mothers’(Mary Anthony) hands, who worked as a housekeeper. While the neighborhood around the Anthony family was a rough, drug- infested area of Baltimore known as the “Pharmacy”, Mary kept her children in a tight and short circle. She particularly pushed Melo to be successful and stay ahead with his schoolwork. Anthony began playing basketball at a young age, but it wasn 't until he got cut from his high school team
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. was born in Michigan in August of 1959. He went to high school at Everett high school and went to Michigan State University. Magic Johnson was a famous basketball player for 12 years. Johnson was a very good basketball player. He retired from basketball and became a businessman. He owns multiple franchises and some real estate. He then was diagnosed with HIV.
Unusually, Kobe was never a freak athlete like James and Bryant are. (LINK 1) He doesn't have massive hands or arms that stretch to great lengths, to some he's just as ordinary person. The secret to his acclaimed success is that he would practice working on his craft to extraordinary lengths, his work ethic was insane. Marathon workouts, playing teammates to 100 after practice and refusing to eat the food he loved so much. He chose to lose 26kg for the Olympics in 2012, he was never out of shape but he had decided that the intensity of the Olympics was so great that as a precautionary measure he had decided on changing himself.
I read the realistic fiction novel, Foul Trouble by John Feinstein. The book is told from the point of view of third person. It was told in third person because the story was about two different people. Terrell Jamerson the best basketball player in the country went to a basketball camp with Danny wilcox and college scouts are there watching. Everyone wants to be all up on Terrell and Danny doesn’t get to be with him as much. All of the people like shoe places, agents and other people can make Terrell get in trouble. Danny then starts to play really good and the recruiters start watching him.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be the odd man out well then you should hear this story about Jackie Robinson? “ Life is not important except when it impacts others.” by Jackie Robinson. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson won the Major league baseball, Most valuable player. He got this award in Brooklyn New York Because he was voted by the league MVP. It was a rough ride to get the Most Valuable Player because he had to overcome obstacles of the color barrier.
Although Kelly was there only for two years, his popularity and net worth grew as he has been one of the greatest players in the league. In his debut year, he was selected as MVP of the league, Rookie Of The Year and was also selected for the USFL All-League Team.
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. Given this it isn 't surprising Ferdinand got a scholarship to UCLA.
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. Bird was pick 6th overall by the Boston Celtics. Bird spent 13 years as a Celtics(biography.com/larry bird ). He made the NBA All Star Team 12 years just missing out on one year due to an injury. Bird was also name NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 1982(biography.com/larry bird). Larry bird won only 3 championships in 5 appearances thought out his 13 years as a Celtics.(reference.com).After spending 13 years with the Celtics Larry Bird decided to retire in 1992. (biography.com/Larry Bird).After Bird retired he decided to go into the coaching business.He took his first job as an assistant for the Celtics.He had this job for 5 years,after 5 years Bird stepped down and took a coaching job for the Indiana Pacers.while coaching Bird lead the Pacers to a franchise record of 58-24.doing that year he won Coach of the year,and also lead the Pacers to the
Kobe Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia. His parents were Joe and Pamela Bryant. Joe Bryant was a former NBA player. Kobe had two older sisters. At the age of 6 Kobe’s family moved to Italy. Then in 1991 they moved back to Philadelphia. Kobe grew up watching basketball and soccer. He was a huge fan of the LA Lakers and the AC Milan.
“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” This quote means that if you want something to happen you have to go out and actually do it instead of saying you 're going to do something. Michael Jordan is a kid of five. He grew up with two sisters and two brothers. Michael Jordan is a very competitive guy. No matter what he is doing at every moment he spends doing something he does it with a passion and competes no matter what. Michael Jordan was also a very nice person he was passionate, and would always bring you up if you 're feeling down or low.
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.