Michael Jordan retired from the NBA in 1993 and came back to play in 1995 and retired again in 1999. Michael Jordan certainly proved that he was and is the greatest player of all time with the following statistics: 5 MVP Awards 10 All-NBA First Team Designation 9 All-Defensive First Team Honors 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances 3 All-Star Game MVP awards 10 Scoring titles 3 Steal titles 6 NBA Finals MVP awards 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award Holds the record for the highest career regular season scoring average of 30.12 points per game Holds the record for the highest career playoff scoring average of 33.45
Jordan on the other hand graduated high school in 1981 from Emsley A. Laney High School. Michael earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his three seasons at North Carolina, he averaged 17.7 ppg on 54.0% shooting, and added 5.0 rebounds per game.Jordan left North Carolina one year before he was suppose to graduate college to enter the 1984 NBA draft . The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall
Now we can add Michael Jordan name to the list of players I just named. Jordan is being inducted into the Hall of Fame today due to his great basketball skills on the court and all of the things he accomplished in fifteen seasons in the NBA. As a child Jordan basketball career had some ups and downs. According to ESPN, “during his sophomore year at Laney, a 5’9 Michael Jordan tried out for the basketball team. He was passed over for the final spot on the varsity team.” He took that as motivation and dominated on the junior varsity team.
Michael Jordan had a remarkable beginning when joining the draft because he excelled in basketball in college and in the Olympics in 1984. Nike found this an opportunity to market Michael Jordan since Nike had a hard time entering the basketball industry. From the success from the shoe, the shoe collectors, who bought sold and traded these shoes, Air Jordans expanded over time to different outlets, such as clothing, hats, key chains, phone cases etc. and was recognized as the best basketball brand known to man. Throughout the course of twenty-six years Air Jordans has over 100 different styles of shoes and color schemes and has dominated the sneaker market.
S.W.O.T Analysis Of the Los Angeles Lakers S.W.O.T. Analysis: Los Angeles Lakers Organization History: The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team that plays in the NBA, National Basketball Association. “The Lakers franchise predates the NBA. The Minneapolis Lakers’, from Minnesota “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”, first season was in 1947- 48, when the team entered the National Basketball League. The NBA was formed in 1949 -50 and The Lakers won the very first NBA Champs versus the Syracuse Nationals” (History of The Lakers, 2012).
So much so, that “by the end of his sophomore year, he had garnered so much recognition that he received offers from fifty colleges (U*X*L Biographies). He, beginning in his junior year, began to play for the University of Southern California. From there, in 1969, Simpson joined the NFL to the team of the Buffalo Bills. There, he became known as the “Juice.” During his tenure
Bonds' accomplishments during his baseball career place him among the greatest baseball players of all-time.  He has a record-setting seven Most Valuable Player awards, including a record-setting four consecutive MVPs. He is a 14-time All-Starand 8-time Gold Glove-winner. He holds numerous Major League Baseball records, including the all-time Major League Baseball home run record with 762 and the single-season Major League record for home runs with 73 (set in 2001), and is also the all-time career leader in both walks (2,558) and intentional walks (688). Bonds has led a controversial career, notably as a central figure in baseball's steroids scandal.
In 2008, he was the homerun champion; launching 28 balls out of the ball park. As of now he is playing in the Major League Baseball World Series. People told him his whole life he could not, but due to dedication he is one of the elite players of his league. The best athletes in the world have an incredible amount of dedication. It is not easy, but it definitely pays off in the end.
In 2002 Sega implemented the American television network, ESPN's brand with their Sega Sports video games. The ESPN brand was used for 3 games, with the second game even being renamed ESPN NBA Basketball, until ESPN signed a 15-year deal with EA Sports. It is an NBA 2K tradition to award the MVP winner from the previous year with the cover shot for the next game. This was an exception when in the first year of historic teams Michael Jordan donned the cover. In "NBA 2K15" Kevin Durant, the MVP for the 2013-14 NBA season, is pictured on the cover which 2K announced on May 6, from the 2K headquarters in Novato, California.
Michael Fred Phelps Swimmer Michael Fred Phelps II is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Born: June 30, 1985 (age 27), TowsonHeight: 6' 4"Weight: 194 lbs Parents: Deborah Sue Davisson, Michael Fred PhelpsEducation: University of Michigan (2004–2008), Towson High School (2003) Siblings: Hilary Phelps, Whitney Phelps Michael Fred Phelps was born on June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland, to Fred and Debbie Phelps. The youngest of three children, Michael Phelps and his sisters grew up in the neighborhood of Rodgers Forge. His father, Fred, an all-around athlete, was a state trooper; mother Debbie was a middle-school principal. When Phelps's parents divorced in 1994, he and his siblings went to live with their mother, with whom Michael grew very close.Phelps began swimming when his two older sisters, Whitney (born in 1978) and Hilary (born in 1980), joined a local swim team.