Informative Speech on Micheal Jordan Essay

915 Words Sep 16th, 2012 4 Pages
Name: Byron Lloyd
Topic: Michael Jordan
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about Michael Jordan and the rising of him playing basketball.
Central Idea: To inform my audience about the history of Michael Jordan in his years of playing basketball and rising to becoming the player he is today.
Introduction:
Attention Grabber: His Airness , Air Jordan, MJ what basketball player comes to mind when you hear this name? By the show of hands who All Knows who Michael Jordan is? Well if you didn’t I’m going to inform you on who he is and his rise to becoming one of the world’s best players.

Body:
1. Childhood
a. Real Name Michael Jeffrey Jordan
b. Born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17
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He would help lead the Tarheels to the 1982 NCAA Championship, making the game-winning shot.
3. Early Years In The NBA
l. Decided to enter the NBA draft after he won the Naismith College Player of the Year award in 1984
m. Although he decided to leave college early, he returned to the university in 1986 to complete his degree in geography.
n. 1984 NBA draft he selected with the third overall pick by the Chicago Bulls
o. As a rookie he made an immediate impact
p. averaging an amazing 28.2 points a game
vi. including six games where he scored 40+ points
q. was selected to the NBA All-Star Game and named Rookie of the Year
r. In 1989 Jordan got married to Juanita which they had three children together
Transition: That was just the beginning of Michael Jordan Uprising
4. A Rising Star
s. upcoming years he went on to win
vii. five regular season MVP awards
viii. six NBA championships
ix. six NBA finals MVP awards
x. three All-Star game MVP awards
xi. defensive player of the year award.
Transition: In 1993, tragedy struck Jordan's seemingly perfect life. On July 23, 1993, his father, James, was murdered off Interstate 95 in North Carolina. Two locals had robbed him, shot him in the chest and threw his body in a swamp.
5. Retirement
t. Three months later on October 6, 1993 Jordan announced his retirement from basketball
u. He…