Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short. From that point on, Michael Jordan set out to prove that he would be the best NBA player to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was born in 1963 in New York. His family moved to North Carolina when he as a toddler. Michael Jordan went on to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an all-star player.
Flick often sit and think about high school and how good of a player he was but the reader never tells you how good he was in school or how his grades were. Throughout the poem the reader tell us how flick uses his surrounding to reminisce and think about his high school days when he use to play basketball and be important and be popular. He not so proud of what he has become and now he results to what he has to
“The Big Dipper” scored his 80th point with 7:51 left on the clock. The crowd went crazy because he has already broken his old points record of seventy-eight. Wilt soon later stated “Man, these people are tough. I’m tired. I’ve got 80 points and no one has ever scored 80.” After Wilt had thrown down a forceful dunk for 98 points the crowd started to chant “Give it to Wilt.
Collins was drafted and hired for the same reason, to restore the winning tradition of the franchise. Collins was a very successful player for the 76ers, but due to injuries was forced to retire the summer before the title won in 1983. Collins is considered one of the best coaches, however there are certain aspects of his coaching style I disagree with. For example, Jrue Holiday should not have been named the point guard because the position doesn’t fit his capabilities. He wants to be known for making the big plays, instead of distributing the basketball to his teammates.
He was tall, quick, and had a high basketball I.Q. He lead his team of Palo Alto High School to a very successful season, 32 and 1. Also winning their division championship. Lin was categorized in the first-team allstate, he also won the Northern California Division two player of the year. After highschool, he sent out mixtapes of highlights to colleges, but they weren't seriously looking at him for sports.
He never left Kansas City and during the play he had a child due in a few months. While working at a local barbeque restaurant, he also aided their father as he suffered from an illness called muscular sclerosis. The illness deteriorated his thought process and their father would have continuous events where he would envision their mother being with him but in reality she wasn’t and had passed away shortly after
Eric is the new kid in his Long Island town. After living in Ohio for all of his life his mother decided that him and his brother will go live in Long Island B/c of family issues. Eric's father had a “mental” problem, as his mom stated, and couldn't control him self from yelling and beating on his mother. After months and months Eric's mother decided that it would be best if they move away for awhile and get a fresh new start at a new life. Eric was playing basketball when he meets Griffin and his posse of hangers-on right before school begins he can tell they are a little different.
I’m No Jordan Every single avid basketball fan yearns to be like Mike, young, old, rich, poor, tall, short, everyone. Michael Jeffrey Jordan now, 48 years of age and nine years away from the game he loved with the passion that drove him to harness raw talent and cultivate it every day until there was separation between him and every other superstar the game of basketball has ever seen. I wondered how I could be like that. The comparisons have been made by hundreds of sports analysts, former players, current players, Hall of Famers and even celebrities over the years as to who would be the next MJ and they all have different opinions leaving us without a conclusive “Air to the Throne”. And then there was Kobe.
He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls leading them to six NBA Championships, five-time league MVP, ten-time league scoring champion and the number one per-game scorer in NBA history. Michael earned millions of dollars by playing basketball and for endorsing products like his Nike Air Jordan sneakers. The most interesting fact about Michael Jordan is that he failed to make his high school basketball team but went on to be the most famous basketball player in history. After he retired from basketball he tried to play baseball in the minor leagues. It was very tough for Michael since he was not that good.
The Stray Bullet Jim felt very happy that morning; there was no particular reason for that happiness apart from the fact that he was just drafted in by the head coach for the college basketball team. He had all the attributes to make it big in basketball; he stood 6ft 10in tall, was built like a truck and was surprisingly athletic for someone with such a huge frame. He had worked really hard to get into the team, the road was not easy, the fact that he was new to the college didn’t make things any easier, but still as soon as one saw a glimpse of him on the court they knew in their hearts that this boy was destined to become the next big thing in college basketball, and may be go on and rub shoulders with the big boys in the NBA(National