Micheal Jordan Biography Essay

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Michael Jordan is a Hall of Fame shooting guard who played in the NBA from 1984 to 2003 for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, and is currently the primary owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Winner of five regular-season MVP awards, he is widely considered the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles, and was voted the Finals MVP a record six times. Michael Jordan scored more points per game than any player in NBA history, with a 30.1 average, and his 32,292 career points scored rank as the third-most in NBA history. His career postseason scoring average of 33.5 points is also the best in NBA history.
Michael Jordan was a 14-time All-Star, averaging 20.2 points per All-Star game,
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Young Michael was one of five children -- he had two brothers, Larry and James, and two sisters, Delores and Roslyn.
Growing up, Michael Jordan adored baseball, but also played football and basketball. He was a very good pitcher in Little League and threw several no-hitters, coming one game away from leading his team to the Little League World Series. In 1975, Michael was named "Mr. Baseball" among players in his age group by the Dixie Youth Baseball Association. At one point, while pitching for Laney High School in Wilmington, Jordan boasted a 42-inning scoreless streak. It wasn't until he was older that Jordan truly took basketball seriously. After being beaten by his older brother, Larry, Michael took it personally and improved his game. Being beaten by his older brother was the only motivation Jordan needed to work on his basketball game and become the best player he could.
During his sophomore year at Laney, a 5'9" Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team when coach Clifton Herring decided he preferred 6'8" sophomore Leroy Smith over Jordan. Jordan was quoted as saying, "It was embarrassing not making that team. They posted the roster and it was there for a long, long time without my name on it. I remember being really mad, too, because there was a guy who made it that really wasn't as good as me." Jordan put up one of the best performances on the school's junior varsity team that

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