Biography of Michael Jordan

971 WordsFeb 13, 20084 Pages
"There's Michael, then there is the rest of us," Magic Johnson famously quoted. Even the brilliant stars of his era praise Michael's greatness. This shows how great he really is on the court. Michael has the unique combination of grace, power, speed, quickness, and an unquenchable competitive desire. But, who knew that Michael was cut from the varsity team when he was a sophomore at Laney High School? Are you out of your mind! I know that if I were the coach, I would definitely keep a guy of Michael's caliber. During this time, Michael was just a slim guy with average skills. His failure to make the varsity team motivated him to strive to be the best by practicing as often as the sun rises. He attended North Carolina in college and in his…show more content…
In my opinion, Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play the game. Meanwhile, Michael disagrees with that. "There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either. Everyone plays in different eras. I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis, and Elgin Baylor there would never have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them," he argued. The book was awesome in terms of the detailed description of Michael's life. What I liked the most was the tips he supplied to his readers. He was considerate enough to share how he reached the top. "Listen, be aware of your success, and never stop trying to get better." As a reader, I would inscribe that in my brain because the greatest player ever is giving me tips on how to be successful. I would recommend this book to all of those people who are also fascinated with Michael Jordan's career. Basketball players will definitely love this book because we can somewhat relate to his experiences. Of course, his experiences are far from ordinary compared to our experiences. This book demonstrates how a failure can be turned into a good thing by using it as a motivation. Follow your dreams and have a motivation to achieve them. Works Cited: For the Love of the Game: My Story by
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