Michael Jordan’s Childhood
Read all about Michael Jordan, and his struggles growing up.
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“I Can Accept Failure, But I Can’t Accept Not Trying.”
Behind the lines with Michael Jordan
As a kid Michael Jordan was always just an average basketball player. He would tie up his shoes and play like everyone else. As a teenager, Michael Jordan got cut from his varsity basketball team, but that didn’t stop him to being the best that he can be, that’s why Michael Jordan’s determination got him to where he is now.
Michael Jordan is a determined man. Jordan knew he had the skills to play and the eventually proved it in the gym.
After moving from Brooklyn New York, Jordan moved to Willingham North Carolina where he played three sports. Once he got cut from his team, it gave Jordan more motivation. Every morning before school, Jordan would practice in the gym, working on his skills. The schools varsity coach soon realized that he had potential to be great, and his coach started to train him for Jordan’s junior year. Although his coach would beat Jordan on “one on one” games, Jordan had grown 6 inches in the off-season making him a confident player going into next season.
Jordan’s favorite number is 6. That’s the number of rings he has from winning the NBA finals. Jordan was an all around athlete, he was great defensively, he was great a shooting the ball, and he was also clutch as anyone. Jordan would go on to win the MVP four times. He would win NBA finals MVP six times, and would win defensive player of the year once.
Michael Jordan proves to any young kid that he can do what ever they set their mind to. Jordan’s famous quote is, “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying,” and Jordan proves that. With his dedication and willingness to never give up, Jordan would go on to be the best basketball player to ever live the game.