Such as the dunk from the free throw line that so many people try to attempt, but no one could do it like Michael Jordan. He brought personality to the game of basketball and no one would’ve been better to bring that than Michael Jordan. He was just simply a great all around player he could shoot, dunk, pass, and block. Any team that had Michael would definitely improve and only become better in time. No one else could lead one team to six championships in one decade, and would have come out of retirement twice to come back to the game of basketball.
He was named player of the year after his great performance his junior year. Jordan succeeded in the NBA like any other player would want to. Unlike any other rookie, he was already making a name for himself. He led his team in scoring and he scored more points than any other player in the NBA that season. This wasn’t a normal type of thing you usually see from a rookie.
Carl A. Rickerson Professor Evelyn Rogers English 111 22 September 2011 L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers I am a huge sports fanatic so when I saw for this essay that we could write about sports, my brain began running with ideas. I finally settled on my sport of choice the National Basketball Association, also know as the NBA. I plan to show the comparison and contrast of two of the NBA’s most storied franchises. One is storied due to its enormous success; the other because of its enormous failures. The L.A. Lakers and the L.A. Clippers.
The Three Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time During the past 30 years, the National Basketball Association has helped many players become famous and wealthy. For some, if they were not a part of this association, may have ended up in jail, prison or even dead. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has basically been a tool for many African-American males to have a better way of life. Among the leading players in the history of the NBA are three African-American males: Michael Jordan, Ko9be Bryant, and LeBron James. Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short.
A few years after Kobe joined the league, a young star by the name of Lebron James was inducted in to the NBA. He came with the same drive and determination that many people associate with Kobe. In my opinion, these 2 players are the best players in the league.
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.
By mid-season the fans were booing their own home team. During the offseason, Boston made roster movements that included bringing in superstars Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, to go along with team veteran Paul Peirce. Now that three of the biggest names in basketball today are on the same team, ticket sales have soared. Who wants to go see a game with a bunch of no name players who don’t win anyway? Three superstars playing together however, people would pay double to get into the game.
Companies like Gatorade, Nike, and Under Armour place their products on athletes to increase the sales of their merchandise. Athletes endorsing merchandise can be trace back to 1921 when Chuck Taylor signed with converse. This set precedent for other superstar athletes who followed, athletes like Michael Jordan and Julius Erving to name a few. “In the 1930s, Converse……added Taylor’s name to the All Star ankle patch. This broke down walls as the first sneaker bearing a player’s name.” (Osei-Dwunmoh) Nowadays athletes get more than just their names on sneakers and fan apparel.