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.
Especially for the past the two seasons, the Cavs were picked to at least get to the Finals. However, they fell short. Much of that responsibility has to be placed on their franchise player—LeBron. Although, it is easy to point the finger at the head coach, Mike Brown or the supporting cast, the fact is that the Cavs finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference the past two seasons—that doesn't happen with bad coaching and a poor supporting cast. At the end of the day, the best player is Kobe Bryant because he lead his team through the good and bad, and he helped lead the Lakers grab their 16th title against Boston.
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.
His mother was very upset that he did not get his degree. He promised her that he would return to school over the next two summers and finish school. He eventually received his degree in Geography. Michael Jordan went on to be one of greatest basketball players in history. 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.
It wasn’t until he moved to the United States that he was introduced to basketball. Charles was born to a poor family in Leeds, Alabama. He and his two brothers were raised by his mother and grandmother. He grew up playing basketball with his brothers. Patrick had great success in his senior year of high school because he was already almost 7 feet tall.
Tiffany Johnson Laura Govia Composition 2 October 10, 2012 Shatter dreams in John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player” The title of the poem really tell you what the poem is all about. The speaker tell you what a great basketball player he was and how often he dreamed about his basketball career. The poem tells us about a basketball player who was the best player on his basketball tea, and hold the high school that still has not been beat. “He never learned a trade”(line49) and now he works at “Berth’s Garage” (line 4). The poem implies that Flick was a great basketball and that he was the best in the county and that he hold the county record of scoring the most points.
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.
Jimmy V did not win this award because of his tremendous success as a college as a college basketball coach including winning the 1983 national championship, he won it for his amazing courage to fight and one day beat cancer even if he was not alive to see it. Jimmy was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992 and was given a scarce amount of time to live. On March 3rd of 1993 as Jimmy’s hour glass of life was wasting down to its final grains, powerful and inspiring words vaulted from Jimmy’s mouth that could make the strongest of storms weak in the knees. Jimmy spread a message of love that night that continues to carry on today through the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs.
As the sweet sixteen approaches, and the brackets are broken, the most sought after prediction for the March Madness is, “Who will win?” This question can easily be answered. The University of Louisville will win. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the red and black Cardinals are looking to repeat their success as national champions twice in a row. Headed by 13 year coach, Rick Pitino, the men’s basketball team won the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championships this season over the Huskies, who are also part of this year’s sweet sixteen. Ending the regular season in 31-5, the cardinals are looking to keep their winning ways with them as they head into the sweet sixteen.
“I am ok”, “I am fine” Jim said coming back from his trip down memory lane. “Tomorrow is going to be the biggest night in our lives coach” said Lebron, Jim didn’t say anything he left saying, get some sleep son, I’ll see you tomorrow. Lebron reminded Jim of himself, young, athletic, strong and someone who was on the verge of becoming NBA champion something that Jim always wanted to be but could never become. Jim could not sleep the whole night, he was the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were facing the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA championship, the series was tied 3-3 and the final game was to be held the next day. Slowly time passed and it was time, it was time for the big game.