Michael Jordan Essay

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Michael Jordan---His Airness---Black Cat---Money---MJ---Air Jordan Michael Jordan is an unbelievable person; he is an athlete, entrepreneur, spokesperson, and actor. He is a person who learned all aspects of the business world. He has done so many things with his career that he has a net worth of one billion dollars (1). When people mention his name or even think of him the first thing that comes to their minds is his huge shoe brand, Jordan’s are a huge competitor in the sneaker business. Michael Jeffery Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963: he was the fourth of five children. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina because his parents, James and Deloris Jordan, felt that the streets of Brooklyn were too rough to raise their children (2). Growing up Michael realized his love for sports but the first sport that he tried was baseball not basketball; he then tried basketball only because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Larry. Michael attended Ogden Elementary School, Trask Junior High School, and then he went to Emsley High School. He was a poor student in high school and received several suspensions but turned it around and became a three sport star in baseball, football, and, of course, basketball (3). While in high school, during his sophomore year, he was cut from the basketball team because he was too short and thin, he was considered underdeveloped. That summer he grew and practiced even harder because his father taught him to work harder, never give up, and to not let anyone put him down; the following year he made the team. After high school he received a full basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina and he accepted it. Jordan was very lucky and appreciative during this part in his life. During his first season with the university he was named Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the Year

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