Michael Jordan

By: Tyler Percic

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Michael Jeffery Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Shortly after he was born his family moved to North Carolina. Once they moved his father built his house brick by brick. This hard working mentality shaped Michael Jordan and his ability to overcome obstacles. An obstacle early on was his struggle to beat his brothers and father in basketball. Playing basketball in the backyard on their dirt court for hours made him good but not great. Michael Jordan's childhood laid the foundation for his very successful career in the future.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. -Michael Jordan
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High School

Michael Jordan attended Laney High School where his biggest obstacle would take place. During his second year in high school, he was cut from the basketball team because he wasn't good enough. That year he was 5'11 and slim, when he returned for his junior year he was 6'3 and well-built. He didn't just grow he also worked on his basketball skills with so much passion and effort. He even got in trouble for cutting classes to go play basketball in the gym. Michael completed a positive high school basketball vocation, which lead him into a great collage basketball career.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.- Michael Jordan


At North Carolina Michael Jordan had really cemented himself as a good basketball player. During his freshmen year he won the National Championship as a supporting piece to James Worthy and Sam Perkins. In his second year he won Collage Player of the Year and was a First Team All-American. In his third and final year he won the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award. His career at North Carolina showed how his hard work is paying off on the court.

Adult life

During his NBA career he enjoyed a lot of success because of how hard he worked. During the 1985 draft he was drafted third overall by the Chicago Bulls. In his rookie season he won the Rookie of the Year award averaging twenty-eight points per game. Although he was successful he still struggled at shooting three pointers. By the end of his career he had mastered the three point shot. After constant losses in the playoffs the Bulls added to a very average team a superstar small forward named Scottie Pippen. After having won three championships with Pippen he had to overcome his fathers death. His father's death tore him apart because he was Michael's role model. After his father's death he claimed he had no motivation to go on and play basketball. Instead of basketball he prusued baseball and played very poorly. Finally after a very forgetful baseball career he proclaimed, "I'm back!" in 1995. Once he was back he left of from when he left. In the 1996-1997 season Jordan and Pippen along with another star Dennis Rodman set an NBA record with a 72-10 record. After many seasons with the Bulls, Jordan signed with the Washington Wizards for two years. In 2003 he retired ending the career of basketball legend.
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try'- Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan will always be known for his high flying dunks, majestic fadeaways and lock down defense. Along with that he also won six NBA Championships and in each one he was the Finals MVP. Also, he won five league MVP awards. His defense was amazing winning the Defensive Player of the Year. In the end Michael Jordan will be known for all of his accolades and this was possible because of his hard work.
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