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Why Michael Jordan?
He is an interesting sport star.
I enjoy playing basketball.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17,1963 in
Brooklyn, New York.
Before he reached his first birthday his parents:
James and Deloris moved the family to
Wilmington, where Michael’s father built a
basketball court in the backyard of the new house
Michael Jordan had two brothers –Larry and
James and two sisters – Delores and Roslyn.
As a child he played three different sports:
football, basketball and baseball.
Michael Jordan’s basketball skills in high school
drew the attention of University of North
Carolina coaches. The coaches made sure that
Jordan attended Dean Smith’s basketball camp in
Dean Smith was so impressed with Jordan that he
offered him a scholarship.
This meant that Jordan didn’t have to pay any
In 1984, Michael Jordan joined a team called the ‘Chicago
He was the best player on the team and averaged over 37
points each game!
Michael helped the to win their third
championship in a row.
He retired from basketball in 1933, just 62
days after his father was shot during a
Jordan was very close to his dad so this was a
particularly difficult time for him.
Then he decided that he wanted to try baseball
because it was his father’s favourite sport.
Michael Jordan signed a contract
with the Chicago White Sox and
played professional baseball for one
In 1995 he returned to basketball and
played with the Chicago Bulls again.
• They won their fourth title on father’s day
and Jordan dedicated the championship
to his father.
In 1998, Jordan retired from basketball for
a second time – this time for 3 years!
Maybe he decided he was too young to
retire so he then joined a basketball team
called the Washington Wizards.
He played for two years and then he truly
ended his basketball career.
Jordan signed many contracts with
companies such as Nike, Mc Donald’s
and Gatorade (a popular sports drink).
He designed his own runners called
‘Air Jordan’ that made millions of
Dollars for Nike and himself.
The runners had a logo with Jordan
jumping in the air with a basketball in
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Jordan also competed at Olympic Level!
He played on the USA Olympic team in two
different Olympic Games (1984 in L.A and
1992 in Barcelona)
They won the Gold medal very easily both
The runners were called ‘Air Jordan’ because
people were saying that he could fly through
the air.He could stay upto 3 seconds in air.
In 1989 Jordan married his girlfriend and the
couple had three children: Jeffrey, Marcus and
Unfortunately in 2006 after 17 years together,
they got divorced.
Where is he
now? He remarried earlier this year in Florida at a
big wedding surrounded by many celebrity
He still earns $80 MILLION every year and
is one of the most highly paid athletes in the
He gets the money from Nike, Gatorade,
Hanes, Upperdeck and 2K sports.
He also owns a few restaurants, a car
dealership, a motorsports team and a
basketball team called the charlotte wizards.
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Thanks for watching my presentation
I hope you after this you will like Michael
Jordan and I hope you enjoyed listening.