Michael Jordan’s incredible impact on the game of basketball, from his college days to the present, as well as the sneaker industry, helped to positively transform the world. The historic legacy of the greatest player of all time began in 1963. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn,
Being a student at Penn State University where Men 's College Basketball is on the rise has opened up my mind on the sport as a whole, both college and professional. Attending nearly all the games has provided a solid foundation for my knowledge on the sport and has allowed me to take part in several heated debates surrounding NBA basketball. The players Penn State fans watch every week: Tony Carr, Shep Garner, Josh Reaves, and Mike Watkins, are all exceptional and talented in their own regard. However, there is a wide gap between that of above average NCAA players and the greatest of all time NBA players which is a long list. 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.
Earning 2 NBA Championship Rings with possibly one of the greatest teams in NBA history ( The Golden State Warriors). He changed the game for others mostly by him being an undersized power forward and he has proven to be one of the best all around players in NBA history. And that is what makes Draymond Green a great hero in basketball history. Lastly with Martin Luther King Jr. he has helped blacks and whites as a race together. He fought for all people and to get equal rights with everyone.
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.
If there are any criticisms for this book it would stem from the over utilization of the spotlight placed on 5’3 guard Bogues. Bogues who became a Perennial superstar in the NBA, definitely deserved praise, however, Danois may have “ran the well dry” by continuously placing the limelight on Bogues with stories such as “When the fans saw “Mugsy” announced during the starting lineup, snickers and laughter came raining down from the stands” (3:45-3:46) and then Bogues would continue to show the crowd how good he was and he would always earn their respect. That story seemed to repeat itself throughout the narrative and began
The team also knows ho to pass the ball efficiently from one another and across the court. To sum it all up, this team knows how to play basketball with the help of their talented, but not perfect, players. To Summarize, the Miami Heat is my preferred sports team because of the outstanding atmosphere, the games throughout the season are filled with suspense, and they know how to play the game of basketball. Every day when I look on the teams Snapchat, I always see videos of certain players spending their entire days inside the practice gym where they workout and practice only to get better and to improve their game. Even though we end up losing games during the seasons, I know they will get better
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!
He is also a 12 time all star, two time NBA Champion, two time NBA finals most valuable player and was inducted into the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 (Isaiah Thomas Stats). The reason why this stereotype is so popular is because of the large amount of big men in the NBA and the National Collegiat Athletic Conference (NCAA). Sure, being tall in the game of basketball can be helpful with things like blocking shots,rebounding,and being closer to the hoop (height wise). Case and point Manute Bol. This man was 7 foot 7 and he averaged 5 blocks a game but only 2.6 points per
Muhammad Ali has significantly benefitted modern society by creating equality between African Americans and whites, helping fight for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and increasing the popularity of the sport of boxing. Muhammad Ali was not just one of the greatest boxers of all time; he was one of the greatest examples of all time. Muhammad Ali always said he wanted to be, more than a boxer, he wanted to inspire people all over the world (“Hauser”). To do this, Ali visited a lot of organizations such as, Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics making dreams of the young kids a reality. Ali was always trying to put the less fortunate before himself by helping out in any way he possibly could.
Basketball is one of the most competitive sports in North America. Not only do I play because of the competitiveness but it also gives me good exercise, increases your hand-eye coordination ability, and trains you to focus more. Basketball is a sport which requires a lot of focus. When I Play basketball, I have to focus on my surroundings, my teammates, weak points in their defense etc. Studies show that playing Basketball helps you focus more in school.
is. Brian Scalibrine, also known as the White Mamba, was tearing up the NBA since his arrival with the Nets. Brian Scalibrine is the G.O.A.T. because of the praise he got from his fans, his willingness to mentor young superstars and make them better, and his dominance as a player alone. Brian Scalibrine was known as the fan-favorite everywhere he went during his time in the NBA.
Winning the NBA championship is the challenge that every team wants to achieve at the end of the season. In Kobe Bryant’s 19 seasons, he won the championship title 5 times; Michael Jordan’s 15 seasons, he won the title 6 times. What makes Bryant’s 5 championships more impressive than Jordan’s 6 is that he was lacking “star power” on his team, while Jordan was surrounded by it. Michael Jordan had the benefit of playing with John Paxson, Steve Kerr, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen during all of his championships, which made it easier for him to pull off his 6 NBA titles. 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.
Louis Hawks, however was quickly exchanged to the Boston Celtics, where he would soon get to be distinctly a standout amongst the most overwhelming focuses in ball. He missed the primary month of his first year as a NBA player to play for the gold award winning US Olympic ball group. When he returned to the Celtics to play, he demonstrated how great he truly was; he arrived at the midpoint of 19.6 bounce back per diversion, the best in the association. Amid his first year in the NBA, he drove the Celtics to their first NBA Championship.While with the Celtics, Russell figured out how to win five NBA Most Valuable Player grant and be chosen to twelve All-Star diversions. He drove the Celtics to the best title keep running in any expert game: eight back to back NBA titles.
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.