Michael Jordan

"I've failed over again in my life and that's why I succeed"


~Born 17 Feburary 1963 in Brooklyn, New York

~Retired Basketball Player.

~One of the greates defefensive players of all time

~Has an amazing leaping ability

Coming of Age

Michael Jordan is a retired basketball player who was named one of the greatest players of all time. Michael was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York to James and Deloris Jordan. Michael was the youngest of five children. His brothers are James and Larry, and his sisters are Deloris and Roselyn. When he was 3, his family moved their hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael played baseball and basketball with the same determination as his parents and siblings devoted to their work.

Michael seemed to never be tall, something that could ruin the pro basketball career he dreamt of. But Michael compensated for that by playing harder, making him desire winning. Jordan made the basketball time as a junior but not as a sophomore. Jordan didn’t do well in school. When he was in high school he got suspended 3 times for bad grades. But he knew he had to get into college so he could play college basketball. He got into college, attending the University of North Carolina, making the winning shot in the 1982 NCAA championship game. When he was drafted by the Bulls, they were a lackluster team, but Jordan turned that around.


After all of this Jordan became one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He has retired 3 times, and during his first time retiring, he played baseball for the Chicago White Sox. He now is a majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and has also played for the Washington Wizards.

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