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Yesterday was one of the most famous birthdays in the sports world to every sports fan out there. Not only was it the NBA all star game and the all star weekend, but the biggest all star of all time had his birthday. On February 17, Michael Jordan turned fifty years old. Michael Jordan is always remembered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time to ever play the game at the professional level. Sure there are great players that play the game today such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and many more others, but none conquered the same obstacles or toke the same road to success with the same style and dominance of Michael Jordan.

In the early days of Michael Jordan’s basketball career in high school, Mike was cut from the team as a freshmen. However that didn’t stop Michael from playing the game of basketball, instead he played it and practiced it harder. Michael’s father had found out that Mike was skipping classes to go practice in the high school’s basketball courts and had to ground him until he raised his grades to be somewhat respectable. With sophomore year coming around the corner Michael was ready to try out for the basketball team again. This year he reached a new height at 6’3 and passed all the Jordans in the family, along with a new style of play that came from practice all year long. He not only made the team, but made varsity team as a sophomore and was a starter. From that year on Michael Jordan continued to play on the varsity team and later on, in his senior year he reached the new hieght of 6’6 and got plenty of scholarship thrown his way from top ranked colleges for basketball programs but chose to stay home and went to North Carolina University.

Mikes team at North Carolina did win a championship that was led by James Worthy and Sam Perkins who also went on to play in the NBA along with Michael Jordan. North Carolina won the championship in 1982. Two years later in 1984, Michael Jordan was the number 3 overall draft pick in the NBA who was chosen by the Chicago bulls. However in the beginging of his NBA career notmany knew about Michael Jordan. Up until the year of 1987-1988 when he won back to back slam dunk contests at the all-star weekend event. However when his fame really began to outrage as the greatest player of all time is when he won his first NBA championship in 1991, but he didn’t stop there. He also won another one in 1992, and in 1993 making the first 3-peat championship. Then Mike retired from the game in 1994-1995 to go on and play baseball. He came back to the NBA in 1996 to win another championship and another 3-peat winning in 1997 and 1998. He still is the only player today to ever win two 3-peat championships in the NBA.

Michael’s dedication and determination to be the best player was unlike another player ever. He strived to be the best every year and dominated many good players in his time. He stoped many good players from getting an NBA ring. His domination in the league makes him one of the greatest players of all time to play the game.

Happy 50th birthday Michael Jordan!!


Michael Vick..A Eagle?

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Dedication, nfl, second chance

During the beginning of the NFL season, which started about a little more than a week ago; the huge topic of discussion seemed to be the future of Michael Vick. Vick, who started his professional career as a NFL quarterback as a Atlanta Falcon has overcome many obstacles that have been brought amongst him. He got caught fighting dogs and was convicted for killing many pitbulls, who had lost in a pitbull fight that would be setup by the NFL superstar himself and described it as a hobby for him and his entourage. However in the eyes of many other million Americans this is no hobby and in fact was very cruel and considered to be animal abuse.

After serving close to a two year sentence in prison Michael Vick wrote a book during his sentence and was trying to convince the NFL that he had become a different man. He realized that what he did was wrong, and that he had no words to describe his actions and seemed to be very disgusted of himself after noticing the amount of cruelty he had put on display towards the dogs. He wondered if he can get back into the NFL and get a starting position as a quarterback for a team. Sports fans around the world knew of his amazing and talented skill set that he brings to the table and any team would be considered a championship contender who would start him as quarterback.

Coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles supported Michael Vick and knew about his troubled past. However he is also a man who belives in second chance oppurtunities. He offered Vick the position to come to the Eagle as start as the quarterback. His first year back was exceptional for someone who hasn’t played in two years. However they didn’t get very far in the journey of a superbowl. This offseason head coach Andy Reid left the Eagles and went to the Kansas City Chiefs being replaced by the collge coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks.

With the new coach Chip coming in the Eagles and changing up the system and how the offense would be run, it made sports fans around the world think if he would keep Michael Vick around. This morning it was announced that coach Chip Kelly indeed kept Vick within the system as Vick was offered a one year contract for ten million dollars. Not bad for the elite quarterback who announced that he was exicted to start the new system. Vick is coming back of a injury he got within the first four games of the season this year and missed about ten games. He is ready to come back and chase his life-long goal of getting a superbowl ring.

Recently the Chicago Bulls have been doing very well without there star player, Derrick Rose. Much credit goes out to the team for putting in that hard work and dedication on playing well with each other and beating good ranked teams. Much credit goes out to coach Thibodeau who has been making excellent rotations with he players we have and also a couple of good trades and drafts that they have chosen in the off-season. This year we have lost Brewer, Korver and Scalibrine as players on the bulls but we got Bellineli, Robinson and Butler, and in my opinion has been playing really well in games agaisnt tough opponents as he help Kobe Bryant to only 15 points when we played the lakers and came out victorious in that game.

The Bulls have are currently in fifth place in the eastern conference just behind Brooklyn, Indiana, New York and Miami who all have their star players healthy and playing in each of their games. The Bulls have been playing with a championship on their mind each and every night. They play there hearts out because they know that once their star player, Derrick Rose, plans on coming back soon within a couple of weeks and then they can take on the whole NBA with no regrets in their mind and showcase their abilities as a team to face top ranked contenders for the title as he playoffs are coming soon.

The return of Derrick Rose has been on the minds of many Bulls fans and NBA fans around the world as he was one of the most electrifying and well-rounded scorer the NBA had to offer. He makes the United Center sold out or very close to it every time he is on the court. He brings that champion heart and determination to the Bulls and everyone on the teams steps it up when he is playing on the court. I believe that as soon as his return will be we can fight for the number one spot in the eastern conference and get the home-field adavnatage for the playoffs, the rest of the teams don’t stand a chance when he returns as most of the teams struggle agaisnt us without him, you can just imagine how it will be when he comes back.