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How did Michael Jordan start to play basketball?

Hello guys, I’m back 😉 Today I’m going to talk about one of the best basketball players ever, Michael Jordan. You certainly know him, in fact he is also one of the most marketed sport figure, but probably you don’t know well his history and how he started his career, so if you want to discover some enjoyable curiosities read this article! 😉

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on 17th February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, but he spent his early childhood in Wilmington, North Carolina; he had two brothers, Larry and James, and two sisters, Deloris and Roslyn. He attended Emsley A. Laney High School, but he was very shy! In fact he had attended a course of home economist for three years before starting to do sport and he also learnt to sew! 😀

He started to practice sports when he was very young, and he began playing baseball, golf, basketball and football with his brothers; for example, he used to confront his brother Larry in basketball challenges, but Larry, who was taller than Michael, continually defeated him. So Michael decided to train a lot. However, it was not so easy! He was not accepted in the team of Laney High School during his first year! For this reason he made  his training more intense, and the following year, when he was already 1.90 mt tall, he soon became the star of the team. He chose to wear number 23 jersey. Do you know why he chose this number?

His brother Larry wore the number 45 jersey at Laney High School and Michael hoped to become good at playing at least half of his brother, so for this reason he chose the number 23 because it is half of 45 rounded up!

This is a funny particular, because we know for certain that Michael Jordan became not only stronger than Larry, but also than any other player in the world!

In his career, in fact, he played in the NBA (National Basketball Association) from 1984 to 2003 and he won many awards and set many records. He also won two Olympic gold medals and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the United States Olympic basketball team (The Dream Team).

Jordan is also known for his product endorsements, like the Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers or for the film “Space Jam” in which he starred with the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.

To sum up, Michael Jordan is a legend of basketball and a player who had magic in his hands!

And now I’ll show you some magic of the man who can fly: Michael “Air” Jordan!

Thanks for reading! See you soon 😉

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