Michael Air Jordan Michael Jordan has been considered the greatest basketball player to ever play. He was born on February 17th 1963 in Brooklyn New York. As a sophomore he was a skinny 5-11 guard who got cut from his basketball team but after the next summer he grew to 6-3 and was starting to become really good at basketball. He started his basketball stardom at North Carolina University after he made a game winning shot to help North Carolina win the NCAA championship. During his sophomore year in college he was named College player of the year.
Kobe Bean Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is a famous basketball player. Kobe Bean Bryant was born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bryant lived in Italy for eight years while his father played in the Italian Professional Basketball League. He speaks Italian fluently. When the family returned to Philadelphia in 1991, Bryant joined the Lower Merion high school basketball team, leading it to the state championships four years in a row.
Running head: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS PART A: “POWER PLAY FOR HOWARD” Case Study Analysis Nicole Lilly, Joshua Hudanish, Jamie Enriquez Jr., Robert Riley, Justin Perry MGT/445 March 1, 2010 Case Study Analysis Negotiation is a common problem people use to formulate a decision and handle disputes. For example, in 1994 Juwan Howard was drafted into the National Basketball Association. Juwan worked hard, carried himself with dignity and class both on and off the basketball court. During Juwan Howard’s sophomore season he placed statistics of past superstars. Howard almost was the highest paid basketball player during the 1996 and 1997 season, but his contract was voided by the NBA.
My first experience playing organized basketball began when I was in the fifth grade on an after school program in the old armory. We played every Saturday morning and I remember that this is where I became the best point guard ever. At least that was the mentality I had because I thought I knew where my basketball career was headed. Little did I know at that time, the odds of me becoming a professional NBA star were not in my favor. Nevertheless, I continued on with my dad’s support and mentoring to be the best player the Arkansas River Valley had ever laid eyes on.
Like most NBA players, James and Bryant had amazing high school careers. James attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, where he became a starter during his freshman year for the Fighting Irish. Averaging 21 points and 6 rebounds, James led SVSM to a 23-1 record and a Division III state title (Freedman 35). After earning the Gatorade National Player of the Year his junior year,
When came time to play his former school, Wellpinit, he started his first game. He scored only three points, but shut down his best friend/ best enemy, Rowdy. Reardan went on to beat Wellpinit by 44 points. Sherman Alexie has been noted for his love of basketball as a player, and a fan. He happens to be a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and even testified for the then Seattle Supersonics to stay in Seattle until there lease at the KeyArena in Seattle was to expire in the year 2010.
When I grow up I want to be just like Lebron James. I mean how cool would it be to go to the NBA right from High School. I got all this information from Google, Ask Wikipedia, and Wiki Answers. Now that the Miami heat received Lebron James and Chris Bosh, they already had Dwayne Wade, I think they will go to the finals and win. With all the power that they have, I think they could beat the Lakers.
“His Airness”: Michael Jordan “There is Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us.”-Magic Johnson (Wikipedia 10). Michael Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player. Jordan is widely considered to be the greatest basketball player ever (Jordan 1). He also became one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation with sponsors including Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald’s, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes, and MCI. Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991 (Wikipedia 1, 10).
Those kids say I lead a Beaver Cleaver life. I don't care." Kobe was five years old when his father left the NBA and moved the family to Pistoia, Italy. There the elder Bryant competed eight more years in the Italian Professional Basketball League. Since no one in the Bryant family could speak Italian at first, the bonds between them grew even closer as they struggled with learning another language.
There once was a Boy named Bryce Bryant. He is 22 years, old about 6`3, 137 pounds, and just finished his 4 years in college. Bryce felt like a skinny African American young man who had dreams He lived in Los Angeles, CA next door to his parents. His Dream was to become the Starting point guard on the L.A. Lakers or Golden State Warriors. They were his 2 favorite NBA teams ever.