Michael Jordan

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Childhood

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, to James who worked at an electric plant and Delores Jordan who worked at a bank. Due to that fact, Michael was not a rags-to-riches story, his childhood was reasonably comfortable. He is the third child in the family with two older brothers; Larry and James, one older sister; Delores, and one younger sister; Roslyn. A few years after Michael was born, his parents were concerned about raising their family on the mean streets of Brooklyn, where drugs and violence could become a way of life for those unable to resist the temptations. That's why they moved the whole family to Wilmington, North Carolina, the small, laid back town, which they perceived as a better place to raise their family. And so Wilmington was where Michael and his brothers and sisters grew up.
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Michael's obstacles

In the beginning, Michael was not very academically focused at all. This all changed when he began attending Emsley A. Laney High School. He became a B+ student and excelled as an athlete in three sports: Football, baseball, and basketball.In the fall of 1978 Michael jordan, a 5 foot 9 inch sophomore at Laney High School was cut from the Varsity team. The coach elected to use their 6 foot 8 inch sophomore Leroy Smith instead. Jordan would then grow 5 inches before the start of the next season. Over his next two varsity years, he began averaging 25 points per game and was the first player in high school history to average a triple-double. He eventually made the team and led them to the State Championship.In 1980 while playing for the Laney High School varsity Baseball team, Jordan pitched 45 consecutive scoreless innings. We were then beginning to learn just how athletically gifted this man really was.

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Accomplishments

These are just some of Micheal's accomplishments, Rookie of the Year; Five-time NBA MVP; Six-time NBA champion; Six-time NBA Finals MVP; Ten-time All-NBA First Team; Nine time NBA All-Defensive First Team; Defensive Player of the Year; 14-time NBA All-Star; Three-time NBA All-Star MVP; 50th Anniversary All-Time Team; Ten scoring titles -- an NBA record and seven consecutive matching Wilt Chamberlain; Retired with the NBA's highest scoring average of 30.1ppg.

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Michael Jordan's Legacy - Career Highlights

How Michael over came is obstacle

After not making the high school basketball Michael began to practice harder and harder and grew from 5 foot 9 to 6 foot 8 and made the basketball team that next year

Works cited


Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

"Michael Jordan Childhood Years | SneakerFiles." SneakerFiles. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.

"NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio." NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio. Web. 21 Mar. 2016