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Michael Jordan. Adam Webster Dr. Tillman Honors Seminar. Background. His full name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17 th , 1963. The son of James and Deloris Michael Jordan along with four other siblings.

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Michael jordan

Michael Jordan

Adam Webster

Dr. Tillman

Honors Seminar

Michael jordan


  • His full name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

  • He was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17th, 1963.

  • The son of James and Deloris Michael Jordan along with four other siblings.

  • When Michael was still a young child, his family moved from Brooklyn to Wilmington, North Carolina.

  • Before Michael’s basketball skills emerged, he liked to play baseball with his father.

Michael jordan


  • During his teenage years, Michael’s baseball skills got him recognized throughout North Carolina.

  • After his team won the state championship in the Babe Ruth League, Michael was named the most valuable player.

  • He attended Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina.

  • He attempted to follow in his brother’s footsteps and play basketball, but since he was only 5 foot 11 inches, skinny, and a sophomore, he was cut from the varsity basketball team.

  • His coach gave him playing time on the junior varsity team, where he averaged 25 points a game.

  • The following summer, he grew to 6 foot 3 inches tall and began his journey to greatness.

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Michael’s Basketball Career

  • Michael played college basketball at University of North Carolina due to meeting a legendary UNC coach at a basketball camp.

  • He earned a starting spot as a freshman on the basketball team, only the fourth freshman to do so under Coach Smith.

  • During the 1982 NCAA championship game against Georgetown University, Michael made the game winning jump shot to earn the victory, as well as the respect of many coaches and players.

  • After two more years playing at UNC, Michael declared eligibility for the NBA draft.

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Michael’s Basketball Career (Cont’d)

  • Before his first professional game, Jordan played on the United States National team in the 1984 Olympics.

  • The transition from college to the pros was not easy for Michael, but he eventually caught onto the new schemes.

  • During his professional career, Michael earned many honors, including 6 time NBA champion, 5 time NBA MVP, 14 time NBA all-star, 3 time MBA all-star MVP, along with 10 scoring titles.

  • Michael retired with the NBA’s highest scoring average of 30.1 ppg.

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Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Strengths

  • Motivated/ dedicated

  • Hard working

  • Sets achievable goals for the team

  • “Team” player

  • Devoted

  • Weaknesses

  • Very emotionally involved

  • Doesn’t know when to quit

  • “Ball hog”

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All in all, Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players that is also a great role model. He will always be remembered not only as a great athlete, but as one of the greatest leaders in sports history.

Michael jordan