MICHAEL JORDAN

BY HADEN

Synopsis

Have you ever herd of Michael Jordan? Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left collage after his junior year to join the NBA. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he lead the team to the playoffs. He received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, five regular season MVPs, and three All Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA.
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Early Life

Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and became an important member of the school’s basketball team. Michael Jordan’s team won the NCAA Division in championships in 1982 Jordan scored the final basket needed to defeat Georgetown University. Jordan was singled out as the NCAA Collage Player of the Year in 1983-1984. During the summer of 1984 Michael made his first appearance at the Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. Jordan’s team won the gold at the games that year which were held in Los Angeles. Jordan also helped the American team bring home the gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games held in Barcelona, Spain.
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Back To The Courts

In 1992 the Chicago Bulls beat the Portland Trail Blazers to win their second NBA championship title. Jordan however had other things on his mind. He lost his father James to an act of violence after the end of the 1992-93 season. Two teenagers shot James Jordan during an apparent robbery and were later convicted of the crime. In move that shocked many Michael Jordan decided to retire from basketball to pursue baseball. Jordan played for a minor league team the Birmingham Barons as an outfielder for a year. In March 1995 Jordan returned to the basketball court. He rejoined the Chicago Bulls and eventually helped them win the championship against the Seattle Sonics in the 1995-96 season.That same year Jordan made a big splash in another area-film-as the star of Space Jam in 1996. The film mixed live action and animation and paired Jordan with cartoon legends Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on screen. The following season Jordan came back even stronger averaging 30.4 points per game. Jordan started all 82 games that season he helped the team finish the regular season with 72 wins and clinch a win in the NBA finals against the Utah Jazz. The two teams faced each other again for the championships in 1998 and Jordan helped the Bulls beat them for the second year in a row. Retiring after the 1997-98 season Jordan did not stray from the sport for too long. Jordan and Juanita had three kids Jeffrey, Marcus, Jasmine.
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