Essay Michael Jordan

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Everyone who reads the sports section of the daily news knows about Michael Jordan. Although the name is not uncommon, there is only one Michael Jordan. He is the fundamental sports hero that has not been plagued by scandal. Jordan appears on all kinds of commercials. Some of those commercials are for Nike, Wheaties cereal, Hanes underwear, Rayovac batteries, MCI phone company, Ball Park hot dogs, and the latest is for his own brand, Jordan. Michael is as big as an icon off the court as when he still played basketball. Jordan can do it all.

No matter when you see Michael Jordan he is always in the good light. No one ever sees Michael selling or doing drugs, unlike some other celebrities. Michael has always
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Being cut from the Laney High School basketball team in his sophomore year made Michael go home and work harder on his game. He worked so hard in order to get better so that he could make the team the next year. Jordan then made his high school team the next year. After two years of high school basketball and going to Five-Star Basketball Camp, Jordan had the reputation as the best guard in the south (Sporting News, 1999).

In 1981 Michael Jordan announced that he going to the University of North Carolina to play basketball. North Carolina was a team Jordan grew up hating (Sporting News, 1999). Michael became well known after he hit a 20-foot game winning basket to win the NCAA championship game in 1982 (Sporting News, 1999). That was just one of the great things that Jordan accomplished in college.

Jordan won two awards in his second year at North Carolina. He won the award for the NCAA College Player of the Year and also had a unanimous selection for First Team All-American (Sporting News, 1999). All of the above was accomplished in Jordan’s sophomore year at UNC which was in 1983.

Michael had a great year in 1984. He was again the NCAA College Player of the Year and had a unanimous selection for First Team All-American (Sporting News, 1999). Along with that Jordan was the winner of the John Wooden Award and also the winner of the Dr. James Naismith

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