Michael Jordan



Micheal Jordan was born February 17,1963, in Brooklyn New York. Growing up in Wilmington North Carolina,Jordan wanted to win every game he played. His farther later says,''What he dose have is a competition problem. He was born with that ... the person he try's outdo most of the time is himself.Jordan played a very important roll in his collage basketball team. During the summer of 1984 Jordan made his first appearance at the Olympic games as a member of the Olympic basketball team. He won the gold at the games that year.



Jordan left collage after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he soon improved himself on the court. He helped the team make the play offs and scored an average of 28.2 points per game that season. For his effort he revived the NBA Rookie of the year award. n 1985, he finished his bachelor's degree in geography and continued to play basketball professionally. While his second season was marred by injury, Jordan was breaking new ground on the court during the 1986-1987 season. He became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to score more than 3,000 points in a single season. The following season, Jordan received his first Most Valuable Player award from NBA, an honor he would earn four more times in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998

In 1992, the Chicago Bulls beat the Portland Trail Blazers to win their second NBA championship. The team took their third championship the following year, dominating in the basketball world. 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 a move that shocked many, Michael Jordan decided to retire from basketball to pursue baseball. He played for a minor league team, the Birmingham Barons, as an outfielder for a year.