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).
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.
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.
Some are from the best of the best players; from the elite players to the gifted players. According to http://www.ncaa.org, 3.4% of the high school basketball athletes are selected and move on to play in college. Clearly, the athletes spend most of their time-playing and practicing to make it to an NCAA basketball team. They learn how to perfect their skills and talents. On the other hand, how many high school basketball athletes do you know that actually make it to an NCAA basketball team?
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.
Even he didn’t win unanimous due to the fact that he was surrounded by great players that were worthy of winning the MVP. Furthermore, many players are being drafted at very young age in modern NBA. Players are being drafted at the age of 19 - 20 years old and have very little experience at the college level of basketball. When they join the NBA, they are not prepared to play at the high level. Sure, these players can improve in a couple of years but when you draft someone, you want them be good now, not in the next four years.
Ana Cecilia Roque Luna Mr.Young English 01/11/18 An Elite Journey The author of An Elite Journey is Michael Massucci. An Elite Journey is based on Massucci’s basketball experience as a coach for basketball. Massucci has coached high school varsity teams for 20 years. The fact that the author had various years of coaching allowed the real intensity of the game to be presented with nerve- racking last -minute game -winning shots. Coach Massucci also wasn’t only focused on winning in the game but in real life.
The Boys of Dunbar written by Alejandro Danois is a compelling narrative about an inner-city Baltimore high school basketball team who became a national powerhouse from 1981-1983. This is “A story of love, hope, and basketball”. Throughout this essay, The Boys of Dunbar will be explained, reviewed and critiqued. The two Dunbar teams from 1981-1983 are regarded as some of the best high school basketball teams that were ever assembled and many of the players on these teams are thought of as some of the most talented basketball players to ever come from Baltimore. It is also a tale of how the Dunbar basketball program would open doors for more basketball athletes such as Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Will Barton and many more.
My family has been supporting me for basketball and has always believed in me and they say,” You just put all your effort in and hustle out there and play good defense.” I have been playing for 7 years, so that impacts because i get more experience for playing basketball, so i get better. Also, it’s been a impact on me because even my friends were supporting me when you make a shot or steal and take a charge in basketball. Finally, it has impact me because my brother played basketball and i want to follow in his
Studies show that playing Basketball helps you focus more in school. Basketball also increases my confidences, makes my bones stronger, develops self-discipline, and burns major calories(for an hour of basketball, I can almost burn 500-600 calories! ).The main reason why I play basketball is mostly because I enjoy it, so it’s a win-win situation for
Born on February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is arguably the greatest to bless the sport and culture. Everyone witnessed his potential early on in college as a North Carolina Tar Heel. Entering the University at Chapel Hill in 1981 the freshman, made the game winner against Georgetown for the national championship. His trail of accomplishments continues when named College Player of the Year in his sophomore and junior year. Back to back accomplishments only carried over into his NBA career.
Shooting hoops, doing layups, and playing lightning was the way I spent most of my summer days. I love basketball. When I started playing basketball in leagues, I really enjoyed. My coach and teammates were nice and we were like a family. We won all our games and had a lot of fun.
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. For most of Jordan’s career, his team usually consisted of at least one other Hall of Famer, and for all of his championships, he had Scottie Pippen. In the 1998 NBA Finals, Pippen was robbed of the Finals MVP award, which they instead gave to Jordan. In game 4, he put up 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists, which was crucial in that game, which they won 86-82 against the Utah Jazz. To have a teammate like Pippen, who averaged 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in the playoffs, made it easier for Jordan to succeed in the finals.
Both players excel on and off the court with their style of play. Offensively, Bryant can play anywhere from the point guard all the way to the small forward due to his 6 '6, 205 lbs frame. Bryant is known as one as the greatest scorers of all time knowing that he can take on multiple defenders and still find a way to score. For example, Kobe has 25 games where he has scored 50 or more points and in one game scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Not only can he score, although Kobe is known to take indubitable forcing when it comes to taking the last shot.
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed” (MJ). Michael with no doubt left the NBA as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Now the question I’m gonna answer is who is better between Jordan and Kareem. Both players are well known players on and off the court but when it comes down to the best of the best MJ wins. Michael Jordan is a superior player to kareem because of his success on and off the court.