How did Michael Jordan influence the game of basketball

      Michael Jordan had changed the face of basketball and sports with his amazing athletic ability. Michael Jeffery Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 17, 1963. He attended high school in Wilmington, North Carolina, and subsequently attended the University of North Carolina, where he helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCCA Championship Game against Georgetown 63 -62 with a 16 - foot jump shot. Michael Jordan was Awarded The Sporting News College Player of the Year award as a sophomore and junior. He was also recipient of the Naismith and Wooden Awards his  junior year.

       Jordan left collage his Junior year after being drafted by the NBA's Chicago Bulls as the third overall pick in 1984. Michael Jordan quickly made his presence known on the professional level, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Jordan was regarded as one of the best one on one defenders to ever play the game, and was a threat from practically anywhere on the court. He was particularly known for his ability to hit medium-range shots, which greatly contributed to his all-time leading 30.1 points per game average. He finished with 32,292 career points.

        Jordan's accomplishments on the court and his affable personal style made him the ideal poster child, not only for the NBA, but for basketball all around the world. His presence greatly impacted attendance at games, no matter if they were in Chicago or on the road, and sparked a global interested in the game. Jordan has a special clause in his contract, known as the "love-of-the-game" clause, which allowed him to play basketball in the off-season to help promote the sport.

        Nike released the Air Jordan 10 "Powder Blue" retro sneakers on Saturday, 20 years after the first Jordan 10's hit shelves. Like all the Jordan retro releases, this one was highly anticipated and first-day sales hit $35 million. In all of 2013, Adidas sold $40 million in the U.S. of the signature shoes of its top star, Derrick Rose. Reigning MVP, LeBron James, is the top seller among current NBA players with $300 million at retail last year for his Nike shoes, according to data tracker, Sports One Source. Jordan had crushed those numbers with $2.25 billion in U.S. retail basketball sales in 2013. It has been more than a decade since Michael Jordan last appeared in an NBA uniform, But MJ most certainly has still got it.

         Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player and entueprenuer who has a net worth of $ 1 billion. Even though Michael has not played professionally in over a decade he still earns an estimated of $ 80-100 million per year from endorsements and various other business ventures. He started in the 1996 movie Space Jam and is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA Championship titles. He is a five-time league MVP. He holds the record for highest career scoring average of all time and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 11th,2009. Throughout his impressive career and even through to the present, Michael Jordan has been a spokesman for many corporate brands including Nike, Gatorade, Wheaties, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Hanes, and MCI        


        I picked this topic because Micheal Jordan is one of my favourite basketball players. One of my favourite sports is basketball, so I decided to ask a question about a basketball player. So I decided why not Michael Jordan. The question was how Michael Jordan influenced the game of basketball. So I started researching Michael Jordan's salary, what team he was on, how much he earned from his brands, and etc. When I was trying to decide who to pick, I thought why not the best basketball player Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan is the best basketball player in the world. Everyone in the world knows about Micheal Jordan because his brands are everywhere. He also is known as the Air Jordan because he has jumped from the free throw line and ducked the ball. He is also one of the most best medium basketball shooter. Did you know that Michael Jordan had got cut from his basketball team, and then became one of the best basketball player. He was one of the best player on his team, he always makes the best plays also he helps them win there games. His team was known as the Chicago Bulls. So that is why I picked this topic.     


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