The early years.
Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores
Jordan. He was born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn. The Jordans' felt that
the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of five
children. Instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn, the Jordan
family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. James got a job in
Wilmington as a mechanic and Delores got a job as a teller at United
Carolina Bank. The Jordan's always stressed the value of manners to their
children. The above examples typified Michael Jordan's early years.
Michael's first love.
Michael always had an eye for baseball. He played as an outfielder and
as a pitcher. When he was twelve, he was the top player in his league.
Michael had his picture placed in the Morning Star, which is Wilmington's
newspaper. By the age of fifteen, he wasn't the star in baseball he once
was. He was still very good, but he had lost some of his focus. Later, in his
high school career, he dropped baseball to pursue another interest.
Basketball and Michael.
When Michael was younger he adopted the game of basketball. Mike
used to work with his father in the garage. While working with his father,
Michael picked up the habit of sticking his tongue out in an intense
situation. When Michael reached the ninth grade, he tried out for
basketball. Coach Lynch, Michael's coach, cut Michael which in turn may
have made the best player alive today. Michael then took practicing
basketball to another level. He played his brother Larry whenever he
could. Michael never expected what would come in the near future.
The College Years.
Michael Jordan went to the University of North Carolina as a basketball
recruit. Even though Jordan at...
... time Jordan was finishing his senior year at Laney, he had grown to 6'5" and attained a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina. College ...
... though Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when Michael was still a baby. Michaels family consist of his parents James and Delores Jordan, two ...
... on February 17, 1963. Soon after he was born, his parents decided to move their family to Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael spent his childhood playing all the different sports with his friends. None of the men in the Jordan family were ...
... in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan has been playing in the NBA for 14 years and was selected by Chicago in the first round (third overall) of the 1984 NBA Draft. Jordan loved to play baseball when ...
... Wilmington, North Carolina nobody thought that he would ever turn out to be the player he is today let alone make it to the NBA. In fact, James Jordan, Michael’s father, actually thought that Michael’s best sport was baseball ...
... Deloris Jordan, grew up in Wallace, North Carolina, and met each other at none other than a high school basketball game. On February 17,1963, Deloris gave birth to Michael Jordan. He ...
... the February 10 1997 issue of Sports Illustrated. His senior season he transferred to play one year at Mount Zion Christian Academy in North Carolina. Tracy ...
... Rodriguez, Michael Jordan, and Roger Clemens will make a combined $12,500 an hour over the course of the next 5 years. That's $547,500,000, enough to support 100 families for ...