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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!!

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