By: Adelyn Holliday
Michael Jordan was not always destined to become a NBA player, much less the greatest NBA player of all time. He didn’t come from an athletic family. His mom and dad were no athletes. No one else in his family was over 6 feet tall. Genetically at least, the odds were stacked against him.Michael was not a basketball prodigy either. He wasn’t the most popular kid at school and the older boys often made fun of Michael for sticking out his tongue during ball games. But he's famous because he is the greatest basketball player of all time. Michael was one of the most effectively athletes of when he played basketball and was considered the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the late 1900's.Every game of his team in the NBA he played and scored at least one basket.
Summary of picture Book "Jump!!"
Jump is a story about the life of Michael Jordan. He was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents names are Deloris and James Jordan . He had two brothers and two sister their names were Deloris, James Ronald, Larry and Roslyn. Shortly after he was born Michael Jordan moved back to Wallace, NC where his family lived. That was where his little sister Roslyn was born. Michael Jordan grows up playing basketball but he is always getting beaten by his older brother named Larry, but this was not for long. He tried out for the sophomore high school team at Laney High School and he didn't make it but he kept on practicing and practicing. He practiced every night after dinner until bedtime. His coach knew that he had something in him so he helped him and he improved and learned new skills and techniques. The next year he made the High School basketball team. He became a professional basketball player at The University of North Carolina. He later decided to leave college because he got invited to try out for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.Primary Source of Michael Jordan Shoes
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Michael Jordan's family, childhood, and early life
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, one of James and Deloris Jordan's children. The family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when Michael was still a toddler . His father worked as a General Electric plant supervisor, and his mother worked at a bank. His mother taught him to sew, clean, and do laundry. Jordan loved sports but failed to make his high school basketball team his first year. He continued to practice and made the team the next year. After high school he accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he played under the head coach.In Michael’s first year of basketball at North Carolina he was named ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Rookie of the Year for that season. The team won the ACC championship, and Jordan made the final jump shot that beat Georgetown University for the championship of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Michael Jordan's Birthplace Brooklyn, NY
NBA made a bunch of basketballs in Michael Jordan's name people can buy the ones with his signature on it sell for over thousands of dollars because he’s so famous. This Michael Jordan basketball this relates to him because it was made in recognition of him by NBA (National Basketball Association) but it doesn't have his signature. This relates to him because NBA designed a basketball in his name. People love basketball's with him on it and use them a lot. He is such a great influence to kids that play basketball!
Career, Successes, & AccomplishmentsMichael Jordan declares for the 1984 NBA Draft after his junior season. The Bulls selected Michael third after all. Michael had a broken foot three games into his second season. The Bulls made it to the playoffs even though they had a bad season and lost fifty-two games because of Michael's Broken Foot. The second game of the Eastern Conference Playoffs (ECP) against the top-seeded Celtics. They lost in a double overtime 131-135 losing by four points. The Celtics won the series, but Michael’s performance still is known as one of the best ever-Named the All-Star MVP three times. -Had his #23 jersey retired at the United Center on 11/1/94-Two playoff career triple-doubles, both at New York -Holds the all-time playoff record for the most steals-Hit the game-winning shot in the 1998 Finals to win a sixth and final championship-Had his #23 jersey retired for the second time at the United Center on 1/13/99-Finished his career with 32,292 points, 5,633 assists and 6,672 rebounds.-Michael Jordan got very ill in one of the most important season games but he still managed to play in the game and hit the winning shot in the last few seconds.
-He goes by MJ sometimes because those are his initials..
-Twice in his career he played a game in which he only scored 2 points which was when he was on the Wizards team.
-Michael was petrified of water, he watched his friend drown to death and almost drowned himself as a kid.
- Michael Jordan wanted to be like his brother Larry who wore 45. He couldn't pick 45 so he picked 23 which is half of 45 rounded up to 23.
-MJ ate the same meal four hours before each game, a 23-ounce New York steak and either a baked potato or mashed potatoes a salad, and a ginger ale.
Quote of Michael Jordan- "Fear is an obstacle for some people, but is an illusion to me."-I got this quote off of an interview and this is meaningful because he's not afraid and doesn't have any fear.