For the Love of the Game: My Story by Michael JordanFor 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris. With a warriors heart and an artists grace, Jordan long ago transcended the sport to become one of the 20th centurys global icons.
On the court, his almost mythic flair for the spectacular prompted former Los Angeles Laker superstar Magic Johnson to say simply, Theres Michael, then theres all the rest of us.
Off the court, Jordans ability to alter markets and drive the business of his marketing partners is unprecedented.
Through it all, Jordan showed the world that greatness, true greatness, comes from the inside out. He remains perhaps the greatest practice player in the history of sports, his desire to improve upon his own example legendary. When critics questioned his all-around ability, he became the games most dominant defensive player at his position. When teams decided to close down the lane and eliminate drives to the basket, he became a deadly jump shooter. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had the most successfully teams of the 1980s but never won more than two consecutive championships. The Bulls won three straight--twice.
In For the Love of the Game, Jordan takes us through the wonder of his career on the court and away from the game. From the dream that preceded the game-winning shot against Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA Finals to the methodical dissection of the Utah Jazz prior to his game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 1998 Finals, Jordan pulls back the curtain on one of the most remarkable lives this century.
Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. He is the most terrific basketball player that there ever will be. No matter what anyone says differently. He dedicated his life, His time, And his passion To the sport he loves, And his commitment to the game Was never forgotten. He went through pain, perseverance, pride, And paparazzi, But he never gave up, Never looked back, And never broke down. He held on tight.
Interestingly enough, Bryant's poem shares some similarities with the letter Michael Jordan wrote in as a final goodbye from basketball. Earlier in the season, Jordan had announced his retirement but at the end of the year, in one final act he wrote a letter saying goodbye from basketball. Jordan's letter to basketball while sincere was also a nationwide full-page ad by Nike in Sunday newspapers. Jordan, like Bryant started his letter with "Dear Basketball" before talking about his relationship with the game. It's been almost 28 years since the first day we met. If someone would have told me then, what would become of us, I'm not sure I would have believed them.
We all know Kobe Bryant wanted to be like Mike. The only difference between him and And like Mike, Kobe set records, won scoring titles and championships and even announced his upcoming retirement in a similar way. You can read both of the letters and then enjoy some great videos showcasing just how similar the two legends are. As a six-year-old boy Deeply in love with you I never saw the end of the tunnel.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, ), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority.
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