"His Airness" Or "The Black Mamba"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Michael Jordan: Creating a Legend

Michael Jeffery Jordan, Born February 17, 1963, Brooklyn New York. Michael Jordan first experience with the game of basketball came from his pickup games with his older brother Larry Jordan, which fueled his competitive passion. Michael would constantly lose to his older brother, which made Michael feel that if he could beat his older brother he could beat anybody. When he finally came around into his basketball body and his skills caught up to his height he began to beat his older brother with no problem. It would continue at Laney High School a place where Michael hoped he could stand out on the basketball court. But, during his sophomore year Michael was cut from the Laney High basketball team. Michael would go on to admit that the day he was cut from the varsity team he ran home and did nothing but cry. That failure that Michael experienced pushed him to new heights the following season not only making the team but playing well enough to earn himself a scholarship to North Carolina. Michael would continue to face skepticism about his ability going into North Carolina. Some believed that Michael would go to North Carolina, sit the bench, and come back home to work in the city. But, Michael would continue to prove critics wrong with the help of North Carolina's Legendary coach Dean Smith. Dean Smith would start Michael as a freshman. In the 1982 National Championship Michael Jordan would start fire to his career by hitting one of the biggest game winning shots in college basketball history. The shot gave Dean Smith his first NCAA title and would lift Michael to imaginable heights. Pushed by his new found confidence Michael would begin to take the national stage. With the determination to get better along with the ability to get better nothing was stopping his greatness. After exploding with talent he came a two time National Player of the Year. But, following his junior season Michael Jordan would make the decision to become a NBA professional Basketball Player. But, before heading off to the NBA, Michael would make his debut on the world stage in the 1984 United States Olympic Team. Where he would be coached by another legend Bobby Knight. Michael would continue his rise to greatness by leading the US to the gold medal. And, now he was ready for the next step in his career the NBA.