My essay talks about the comparsion and contrast of michael jordan and larry bird.

Essay by oesiHigh School, 10th grade October 2003

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Name Keron Munroe

Title - Michael Jordan and Larry Bird

The National Basketball Association league has been in existence for almost half a century. This league produces a large number of basketball stars and fans every year. Throughout their respective careers, basketball fans have compared the achievement, athletic style and popularity of two of the most recognizable basketball players careers of the 80's and the 90's: Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.

When looking at the game basketball, people have noticed that these two great players achieved almost all the awards the game basketball has to offer. They both led their respective teams to championship title. Michael Jordan lead the Bulls to the N.B.A title in 1991- 1993 and 1996-1998, while on the other hand Larry Bird led his Celtics to N.B.A title in 1981, 1984, 1986. They were also frequent starters in the N.B.A all-star game. They participated in the all-star game almost every year.

Michael and Larry were also named M.V.P of the league numerous times. They both had the honor of being called the Most Valuable Player of the league more than once. The most important achievements that the both of them achieved were that they both represented their country at the Olympics and they both won Olympic gold metals. The achievement of these two players is beyond is beyond the capability of most N.B.A players today.

Several basketball fans have noticed that Michael Jordan and Larry bird had different athletic ability. The both of them approached the game differently. Larry Bird was better known as one of the greatest all around performers of the game, while Michael Jordan was better known for explosive scoring ability and inspired defensive play. The both of them also had different roles to play on the court. Larry Bird played Forward, while...