Geraldine Cortez Mrkt 649 Prof. Perttula Word Count: 3,332 (Don’t forget to watch out for breaks!) The Air Jordan Legacy Air Jordan also known as Jordans was first established in 1985 by the basketball player Michael Jordan. “Basketball legend Michael Jordan was one of the greatest sportsmen in history, and his superhuman jumping ability inspired one of the most coveted sub-brands ever: The Nike Air Jordan” (Hogg). Michael Jordan first entered the league in 1985 being selected to join the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan had a remarkable beginning when joining the draft because he excelled in basketball in college and in the Olympics in 1984.
American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather was born on Feb. 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He three national Golden Gloves and a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics. He became a professional boxer in 1996. By 2007, he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and had 38 undefeated bouts. He retired in 2008, but returned to the ring in September 2009.
In his third season, Wade helped lead the Miami Heat to their first NBA Championship in franchise history. He was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP as he helped lead the Heat to a 4–2 series win over the Dallas Mavericks. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the United States Men's Basketball team, commonly known as the "Redeem Team", in scoring, as they captured gold medal honors in Beijing, China. In the 2008–09 season, Wade led the league in scoring and earned his first NBA scoring
He is a professional American basketball player who plays shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. He decided to declare his eligibility for the NBA Draft upon graduation, and was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the thirteenth overall pick in the 1996, and was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, Bryant earned himself a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 slam dunk contest. Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000-2002, and their loss in the 2004 NBA finals led to O'Neal's departure from the team, in the following the 2003-2004 season.
In 1922 he graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he received the James E. Walker Memorial Medal in his junior and senior years for his athletics in sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and track. Drew attended Amherst College in
McGrady was drafted ninth overall in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. T-mac was famous in China because of teaming with Yao Ming from 2004 to 2010. He previously played for the Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, and Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On December 9, 2004, he scored 13 points in the last 35 seconds of a game against the San Antonio Spurs as a member of Houston Rockets, with four consecutive 3 pointers (one of which was part of a four-point play), including a steal and the game-winning 3 pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the game that helped the Rockets win 81–80. That made him more and more famous in China
With Al cindor in the middle the Bruins won three consecutive championships.It is proven that John Wooden has created a sports dynasty to which all others are compared, but not close to the achievements of the wizard of Westwood. Wooden’s UCLA teams won 10 national championships out of the 12 they appeared in. This is the most successful record that any coach could dream of having. Four of Wooden’s teams had a perfect season finishing up with undisputed records of 30-0 including his first championship team. On this team there were no starters that stood over the height of 6’5” but over the years his teams became bigger faster and more powerful than
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
In 1971 the Indiana University Hoosiers hired Knight as head coach. Because of his time spent coaching at Army and his disciplinarian nature, Knight earned the nickname "The General." During his 29 years as head coach at Indiana, the Hoosiers won 662 games, including 22 seasons of 20 or more wins, while losing but 239, a remarkable .735 winning percentage. In 24 NCAA appearances at Indiana, Hoosier teams under Bob Knight won 42 of 63 games, winning titles in 1975-76, 1980-81, and 1986-87, while losing in the semi-finals in 1973 and 1992. Knight’s accomplishments at IU were outstanding, and in his book he goes on to explain a few of these years, as well as many other accomplishments in his life.
His second trip to the Olympics would be his last Olympic performance and undoubtedly his greatest. He averaged 15 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.6 steals in eight total games on his way to a second straight Olympic gold medal. (http://www.michaeljordansworld.com) It is safe to say that anyone in the world today can see a picture of Michael and instantly recognizes who he is, what he’s done and the products associated with him. His popularity is so great, if you go to Google and search “Michael,” his last name will appear in the