Tribute to Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan is the best basketball player in NBA history without a doubt. He could shoot free throws, three pointers and fade away jump shots with the best of them. When it came to slam dunks Jordan is the best. So much is made of Michael Jordan's shooting and dunking but what is forgotten is that he is one of the best defensive players in the history of the game as well. Jordan played 90 percent of his career with the Chicago Bulls and won 6 Championship rings. He has captivated sports fans for over a decade. And I mean non basketball sporting fans. He was a true natural and their will never be another MJ. He made his whole team play better and he motivated everyone. Whether he was sick or feeling I'll did not better because he was a true professional. Jordan was all about winning and he would do whatever it took to pull out the victory.
Jordan proved his greatness against other NBA Legends such as: Shaquille O'Neil, David Robinson, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley just to name a few. Jordan motivated his teammates with his amazing skills. Jordan could play defense and offense just as well. There was no area of his game that Jordan suffered at. Jordan played three years with North Carolina and won a National Championship. Air Jordan has a regular season record of 72 wins with the Bulls and he holds the record for career scoring average with 30.12 points per game. Jordan ventured unsuccessfully into Baseball but could not leave basketball so he came back and became majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan is the first player in history to record 200 steals and 100 or more blocks in a single season. MJ was a first round draft pick and the NBA Rookie of the year in 1984. Jordan is only the second player in history to record 3, 000 points in a single season. Jordan scored 62 points in a playoff game which is a NBA record. Jordan was voted as the most famous athlete in history by Sports Illustrated and he is the standard bearer for all Basketball players in the future. His work ethic was unmatched and they say he was often the first at practice and the last to leave when it ended. He rarely missed a game and of course everyone remembers the famous flu game. Jordan is a one of a kind athlete and filling his shoes is never going to happen. I even remember Jordan closing his eyes during an actual game and making a free throw in the basket. He is a mainstream sports star and celebrity and he is known around the globe. Their is and will always be only one Michael Jordan.
When I was growing up I had these two friends that loved the Boston Celtics but if Jordan was playing then they still wanted to watch him more than their own team. The bottom line is MJ was in a league of his own. He did it all against the best. He could shoot three pointers, free throws, jump shots and even half court shots. The best I have ever witnessed live or on video.
* Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions on Air Jordan or the NBA in general in the comments capsule located at the bottom of this page. I would love to hear who you believe the best NBA basketball player in history is. Their will never be another Jordan. Sure Lebron James is looking great but Jordan is the ultimate trend setter and original star.
Air Jordan's Stats & Awards
Jordan controlled the game of basketball during his prime. He was the ratings and the superstar of the sport. Below are some of the reasons for this.
1. Rebounds: 6,672 (Impressive)
2. Points: 32,292 (Wow)
3. Assists: 5,633 (Surprising)
1. Six Time NBA Champion
2. Five Time MVP Award
3. Ten Time Scoring Champion
4. Fourteen Time All-Star
5. Six Time MVP of the Finals
6. Nine Times All Defensive Teams
7. NBA Rookie of the Year
8. Two Time Slam Dunk Champion
The list above is not all of Jordan's stats but rather the stats that stand out above the rest. Michael Jordan is a one of a kind athlete who we will probably not be fortunate enough to see again.
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Jordan Schooling Charles Barkley
Jordan's endorsements have included everything from Rayovac, Wheaties, Nike, Gatorade and McDonald's. He continues to make money long after his retirement. He owns an NBA Basketball team and has his own cologne and very successful shoe and clothing line called Jordan.
He is a household name all over the world because of his playing skills and his charisma which he showed on and off the basketball court.
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