Michael Jordan Known to millions of sports fans as unarguably one of the greatest not only basketball players but also as one of the greatest athletes to play any professional sport. Michael Jordan won six NBA championships with the Chicago bulls (1991-1993, 1996-1998). ... This only added to his popularity and improved stock in Michael Jordan. ... Michael won five regular seasons MVP's; Michael won six finals MVP's, and won ten scoring titles. ... Jordan is no longer the dominate player he once was in the early and mid 90's but he is a much more matured Michael Jordan....
On my walk through the Blacksonian museum and seeing white people viewing the exhibits. I remember thinking, “Yeah, take it all in, every accomplishment.” There are a lot of white people who have a difficult time believing we contributed anything. I felt the same way when Hidden Figures hit the theatres. There is a lot of untold history, unsung black heros and sheros. There is a gentleman from my area who died recently (Linwood Wright, Sr.) who was one of the “hidden figures” of that time. His obit was in one of the papers here but I was surprised to see him profiled on CBS This Morning yesterday.
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17, 1963. His parents, James and Delores Jordan, moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was still a toddler. Jordan has two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger sister.
Jordan loved to play baseball when he was a child, and also played some basketball and football. His love for basketball began when his older brother, Larry, continuously beat him in one-on-one pickup games. As with any challenge Jordan faces, this determined Michael to become a better player.
Jordan played basketball for Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Ironically, Jordan was cut from the varsity team as a sophomore. Instead of giving up after failing to make the team, Jordan used it to spur himself to greater achievements, practicing hour after hour on the court. "Whenever I was working out and got tired and figured I ought to stop, I'd close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it," Jordan said, "and that usually got me going again." He eventually made the team and led it to the state championship.
Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, Jordan's ever-growing popularity began when he scored the game-winning basket in the 1982 NCAA championship game against the Georgetown Hoyas. Jordan was selected college player of the year in the 1983-84 season, and led the US Men's Basketball Team to an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics under coach Bobby Knight.
Jordan left college and entered the NBA in 1984, he was selected third in the draft (First pick: Houston--Hakeem Olajuwon; second pick: Portland--Sam Bowie) by the Chicago Bulls, a team that had won only 28 games the previous season. Ironically, Jordan played in his first game as a pro against Washington on Oct. 26, 1984. Jordan became an immediate impact in the league and proved that he belonged among the elite players. He finished his rookie season as one of the top scorers in the league, averaging points per game, was named Rookie of the Year, and also made the All-Star team. Jordan led the Bulls into the playoffs in every season, but didn't make the NBA Finals until 1991, where he led the Bulls to their first of three consecutive NBA Championships (1991, 1992, and 1993).
Jordan played in the 1992 summer Olympics with the...