The Three Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time

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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. 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. He went on t0 be drafted to the NBA. The NBA website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time”. He became known as “Air Jordan”, because he could jump very high and put the basketball in the net. 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

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