Essay about Michael Jord The Greatest Athlete Player Ever

1599 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Michael Jordan and his brand of Air Jordan produced by Nike generates one billion dollars in sales. Jordan is also active in charities; his clothing brand makes many donations. He holds NBA records, played two years in minor league baseball, and he also appeared in movies and video games. Known as “The Greatest Basketball Player Ever,” Michael Jordan is arguably the most successful American athlete.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. When he was young his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents taught him a lot; he learned how to sow, clean and work hard. He started playing sports at a very young age. Jordan loved sports but his sophomore year of high school he tried out for his basketball team and failed to make it. After he continued to practice he managed to make the team the next year. After high school he was offered a scholarship to play basketball at the University of North Carolina; he accepted (Deegan).
Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School. In high school he played basketball, baseball, and football. When Jordan did not make the varsity team as a sophomore, he ruled the junior varsity team; he earned 40 points in several games. During the summer he grew four inches and worked very hard. The next season of basketball he made the varsity team; he averaged 20 points a game. Jordan was recruited by many colleges including Duke, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In 1981 Jordan accepted the scholarship from…

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