Michael Jordan

The things he overcame!

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Jordan grew up around a family of four which then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. He wasn't that much of an academic student until he got up to High School which he then was a B+ student. In 1978, he got cut from his basketball team for another player that was 6 foot 8 inches. He grew five inches and rejoined the team the next season and he holds the record for averaging the most points in a basketball game of twenty-five. Growing up in high school.


As Michael Jordan is known as the best basketball player to ever live, everything always wasn't so perfect for him. In his freshman year of high school, he was cut from the varsity team because he was only 5' 9" and the coach thought he was to short so they got rid of him for a 6' 8" player. That day he went home, locked himself in his room and cried. He said it was overcome but he got over it. He then joined the junior varsity team and grew five inches and joined the varsity team the next year and averaged about twenty-five points per game.

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Michael Jordan worked hard after being cut from the basketball team. When he got cut from the team, he worked hard and joined the junior varsity team where he practiced harder and harder every day. As his season went on being on the junior varsity he did great. He grew five inches and re-joined the varsity team the next year.


Michael Jordan accomplished many things while playing 15 years in the NBA.

  • 6 NBA Championships
  • 14 MVP Awards
  • 10 Scoring Titles
  • 1 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2 NBA Slam Dunk Championships
  • 2 Olympic Gold Medals
  • 1 Rookie of the Year
  • 5 Time Season MVP

Interesting Facts

  1. Scored 32,292 total points, grabbed 6,672 total rebounds, and dished but 5,633 assists in his career
  2. Only lost one game in an NBA Finals
  3. He was the 3rd pick in 1984 NBA Draft
  4. In September 2001, he joined the Washington Wizards and donated his salary that year to the 9/11 victims