The Life of Michael Jordan
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The Life of Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is one of the most iconic figures in world today. He is recognized though out the world as an outstanding athlete but he might be better known for the person who he became though out his life. His parents and siblings had a great influence on him growing up instilling values in him that any young person can emulate in their own life. He is regarded as a great athlete but a better person and he owes it all to his family.
Michael Jordan is one of the most iconic figures in the world because of the ability he possessed on the basketball court but he became a better person off the court from the values that his family instilled in him while he was a kid growing up. He was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother Deloris worked at a bank and his father James worked at and electric plant. He also had two brothers, Larry and James Jr. and two sisters, Deloris and Roslyn. He had always been good at sports but his brother thought that he was going to take to baseball, in which baseball was his fathers favorite sport. He eventually came to love basketball because of his older brother Larry. At the age of 15, he was around five foot eleven inches and was trying out for the varsity basketball team but got cut because the coach said that he was not tall enough for the varsity team and they thought that more playing time on the jayvee team would better benefit him. He never thought that he would get cut and not be able to play on the varsity team that year because he knew that he was as good or if not better than most of the team. Michael was very competitive when he was growing up and his brother Larry was much taller than him. Every day after school they would come home and they would play one on one and at first Michael could never beat Larry because Larry was much taller and bigger then Michael was. Then one day Michael started beating him and it came to a point where Larry could now win anymore. From the time that Michael entered high school until he became a senior in high school he had grown seven inches and was now standing at six-feet-six inches tall. So in his senior year he tried out for the varsity team and made it and eventually during his senior year would commit to the University of North Carolina to play for Dean Smith.
He is recognized though out the world as an outstanding athlete but he might be better known for the person who he became though out his life. Not only is he a world class athlete he is better remembered for the person he is today because of his parents. His parents moved him out of Brooklyn to get him out of the ghetto and the tough streets so that he would have the chance to grow up a normal child and have the best chance to succeed in life, little did they know that moving their family from Brooklyn would be the best decision that they made for the childrens life. They decided on Wilmington, North Carolina, it was a small town in the south and it appealed to them as a place that their children could