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  • Basketball: Who's the Greatest Player?

     

    By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time - although a summary of his basketball career and influence on the game inevitably fails to do justice to the man. A phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an unquenchable competitive desire, Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar.

     

    This right-handed sportsman is the maximum exponent of this sport called basketball. His athletism, his talent, his competitive personality, his innate ability to stay in the air when everybody else was already going down and the fact that he was one of the best players ever in the decisive moments( about which Margaret Thatcher once remarked “There are some remarkable parallels between basketball and politics. Michael Jordan has already mastered the skill most needed for political success: how to stay aloft without visible means of support.”), made him a sports icon all around the world to the point that his name is a synonym of basketball.

     

    Michael Jeffery Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in New York City. During the 1980s and 1990s, he made the National Basketball Association (or the NBA) famous. As he developed his interest for basketball the high school he went to. However they wouldn’t let him play because of his height, a few months later he became 6'3" as against his previous 5'11" .He had wanted number 45 jersey because it was his brother's number, but as he was on the same team as his brother, so he wore number 23 as he considered it to be half of his brother's number, 45.

     

     In the 1982 NCAA Championship game he made the game winning jump shot, which he calls the turning point in his career. His pro career began in 1984 when he signed with the Chicago Bulls. After winning the NBA championship from 1991 to 1993 he came to be known as the best basketball player around. In October 1993, he took a temporary leave to go play baseball, however the only reason he even considered leaving basketball was because of the loss of his father. He joined back in 1995 again. Again after winning the NBA championships from 1996 to 1998, he then took a break again in 1999 .And he returned back again in 2001, but this time he would join the Washington Wizards. He played with the team till 2003.

     

    Michael Jordan was part of two award winning gold medalist Olympic teams. In the 1984 Summer Olympics his first team won the first gold medal. The second one was in the Summer Olympic Games in 1992. By scoring an average of 30.1 points per game in highest career regular season, he set a record in NBA.

     

    MJ retired from basketball 3 times.

    ·        The first one in 1993 after winning his third consecutive NBA championship

    ·        H returned to the Bulls in the middle of the 1994-95 season. After the second three-peat in 1998 he retired again.

    ·        This time it looked definitive but he dressed up as a player again for two more years in Washington in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

     


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