Michael Jordan

Pushed Until He Succeeded

The Legend on the Court

"I failed over and over again in my life, and THAT is why I succeed".

Born and Raised

He was born on February 17, 1963. He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Career Information

Michael Jordan was a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls. He not only played basketball, but was also in partnership with the owner and the chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Michael Jordan played 15 seasons total in the NBA (National Basketball Association) between Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Located in the biography section on the NBA website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time". Michael Jordan was one of the most marketed athletes in the 1980's and 1990's.

The Struggle on The Way Up

Michael Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, South Carolina. He anchored his athletic career by playing baseball, football, and basketball. He tried out for the Varsity basketball team during his sophomore year, although he measured at five foot eleven he was considered too short to play at that level. One of his friends named Harvest Leroy Smith became the only Sophomore to make the team. Michael Jordan became motivated to prove his worth on a team. Jordan became the star of Laney's Junior Varsity team, and tallied several forty point games. The following summer he worked very hard training and had grown taller. He finally earned a spot on the Varsity team where he averaged about twenty points per game on his final two seasons of HIgh School. He earned a spot on the McDonald's All-Star team and averaged twenty night points a game.

Space Jam: The Movie

Space Jam was a great movie. Michael Jordan was in this movie involving Looney Toon characters. The characters would take him into "Looney World" where they needed him to beat the Aliens in a game of Basketball.
Michael Jordan - Mini Bio