MJ’s pro career began in the 1984 NBA draft, when the bulls selected him third overall after Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon. Jordan quickly improved the Bulls franchise by generating more wins and winning rookie of the year. The young rookie also won gold in the 1984 Olympics on the men’s national team. Due to Michael Jordan’s unmatched talent, a great abundance of individuals gained interest in the game of basketball (Legends Profile: Michael Jordan). In 1985, Michael Jordan signed with Nike and created the first of over thirty Air Jordan models, the Air Jordan 1, which would forever alter the sneaker culture (Michael Jordan Timeline).
When Michael Jordan retired from the NBA, he went down in the history books as the greatest basketball player ever. Most NBA analysts say that Jordan is the best basketball player ever, while others believe that he is tied with other players for that title. Most believe Jordan is the best because of his defensive player of the year award, many offensive achievements, and finals win percentage. In Jordan’s first few seasons, people criticized him for being a one dimensional player. One year Jordan decided that he would work on his defense.
As a senior in high school he averaged 25 points. He got scouted to go to UCLA, which is one of the best colleges to attend to play basketball. He got drafted to the NBA 1st round 4th pick to the Seattle Supersonics. He has been in the NBA for eight years. He has been leading scorer of the NBA twice.
St. Jude’s is where Kareem learned how to use his height to perfect his hook shot, which he’s famous for. Kareem wore the number 33 on his jersey was in the seventh grade and he kept that same number until the day he retired. Kareem later attended high school at Power Memorial Academy. As a sophomore, Jabbar led his team to 27 straight victories
Air Jordan is another brand that is famous for it's Michael Jordan dunk logo in the All-Star game. Reebok is another well known logo and is also worn by many athletes today. Finally, Adidas are the shoes that never get enough rep for there shoe game even though they are just as good as Nike's because the players who wore them were not widely known for being phenom's like LeBron, Jordan, or Wall. Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose and Damian Lillard are four of the big names who wear Adidas today. In order from the best basketball shoe to the okay basketball shoe, in my opinion it would be Nike in 1st, Jordan in 2nd, Adidas in 3rd, and Reebok in 4th.
Len Bias and an interesting life and death with basketball, drugs, and politics. Len Bias helped Maryland get on top of the college rankings. Len Bias was one of the best high school player in Maryland. First, Len committed to Maryland University in 1982. His freshman year in college he averaged 7.2 points.
Both Nike and Adidas are well recognized sportswear companies have become dominant name in the marked throughout many places around the world. Teams, schools and sportswear industries can expect the best quality of products and services from the two brands. Nike is an international United States company manufacturer and it was founded by Bill Bowerman. Adidas is a worldwide firm that was founded in Germany by Adolf Dassler (Difference between Nike and Adidas, 2010). Athletes all around to word that play basketball, football, golf, soccer or any kind have worries about their performance being affected by the type of shoes or equipment they are wearing.
Someone who I believe would be a historical hero would be Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is arguable the best player that ever played in the National Basketball League. Throughout basketball today Michael is continuously brought up and compared to formal players in the NBA right now. Jordan is one of the few players to win six NBA titles and to also have his very own brand of clothing. Players still look up to him due to how successful he was in the NBA, there are references to him daily, whether it is during a television show, or a pickup basketball game at the YMCA.
Jim Thorpe’s is considered to be the greatest player of the 20th century from many people. He was born on May 28, 1887, with his twin brother Charlie Thorpe. His parents Hiram Thorpe and Charlotte Thorpe were mixed native American and European. So when Jim was born he was given a native name which was Wa-Tho-Huk which meant “bright path” which was correct for his future ahead. Jim and Charlie Thorpe were very close siblings.
The journey to varsity tryouts started when I was in 8th grade. There was a camp, right after school, where the best basketball players in my class who were going to Canton, were invited to try and make the summer league team. When I got to the gym before I could even put my shoes on, the head coach of the varsity team came up to me and said, “Noah I want you to come to the center court and practice with the varsity players today”. I couldn’t believe it. I quickly laced my shoes and ran onto the JV court and started practicing my shooting.