by Chris from joplin
Michael Jordan is a black athlete. Michael Jordan's full name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. He was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in New York but he grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the second oldest of three kids. His main concern for playing basketball is because his older brother always beat him at one-on-one and he became determined to beat him.
Michael Jordan is my hero because in 1978, he went to Laney High School in Wilmington and he got cut from his varsity basketball team as a sophomore. Instead of giving up like most people, he fought and fought and believed himself that he could be the best. The following year he made the team. He did so good his tenth and eleventh year of high school, he received a scholarship from the University of North Carolina. He went on and won a championship with North Carolina and was drafted 3rd overall in the NBA draft and went to the Chicago Bulls. He is my hero because he didn't give up and look at him now. If he would have given up, look at what he would missing out on. (ten time scoring champion, five time regular season MVP, three time NBA All Star Game MVP, along with ten All Star appearances, six time NBA Finals MVP along with six championships, nine time All NBA 1st team, eight time All-Defensive team, and a two time U.S. Olympian.)
So for all of you that didn't make your basketball, baseball, hockey, or whatever team it was, learn from Michael Jordan, D O N ' T G I V E U P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because if you do, look what you could be missing out on. Believe me, if you looked up the word "athlete" in the dictionary, you would see his "A I R N E S S" in a picture doing one of his world famous dunks.
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Last edited 4/25/2001 12:00:00 AM
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