Black History Month

His Airness!

article by Jacob LeBlanc

In his prime, Michael Jordan was an influential role model for all young Americans. Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best basketball player of all time (behind Kevin Durant). Michael Jordan’s skill influenced and inspired many young children to play basketball.  

MJ dominated the NBA from the mid-80s through the late-90s, he won the Most Valuable Player award five times and led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships.  Michael Jordan is still a major role model today and will continue to be talked about for decades. Michael Jordan changed the sport of basketball forever.

Michael Jordan’s partnership with Nike started a new wave of athletic merchandising. His fame propelled Nike to become one of the most famous athletic brands in the world. Jordan’s shoe brand is still popular today, and Nike is now the most famous athletic brand worldwide. Although Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players in the world, even he failed to make his high school basketball team as a sophomore.Feeling defeated, he didn’t give up. Michael Jordan kept practicing and made the team the next year. After high school, he went on to play basketball in college at the University of North Carolina. After college, as we all know, Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and went on to win championships and earned multiple MVP awards throughout his career. In his time, Michael Jordan inspired many and changed the world. Now, Michael Jordan is a partial owner of the Charlotte Hornets and a business owner of the Jordan brand. Michael Jordan still influences children around the world who are aspiring to become basketball players.  

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