Basketball: Where Indoor Superstars reign
He came, he saw and he conquered. That is what sums up the life of Michael Jordan as an NBA player. He not only had the height but also the passion for the game. He left college to go an pursue his dream with the Chicago bulls. He suddenly retired when his mum was murdered and went on to play baseball but later came back to the NBA. Now all he is is a legend.
American basketball star Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, he helped the team make it to the playoffs. For his efforts there, Jordan received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan became the most decorated player in the NBA.
In 1985, he finished his bachelor’s degree in geography and continued to play basketball professionally. While his second season was marred by injury, Jordan was breaking new ground on the court during the 1986-1987 season. He became the first player since Wilt Chamberlin to score more than 3,000 points in a single season. The following season, Jordan received his first Most Valuable Player Award from NBA—an honor he would earn four more times in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998.
He once played alongside Jordan during the Olympics but his main team was the Los Angeles Lakers. His career ended when he got a call two decades ago and when he announced his status tfo the world, he retired from playing professional basketball.
The announcement, 20 years ago today, came as a shock: “Because of the HIV virus I have obtained, I will have to retire today from the Lakers,” Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with his wife Cookie at his side, told a packed room of sports reporters, many of whom cried when they heard the news.
I was blessed to have a great career to play with some unbelievable players, some hall of famers, and Kareem and James Worthy and then some great people who were outstanding players and who are doing great in life, like Michael Cooper, who’s coaching women’s basketball at USC [University of Southern California], and Byron Scott is the head coach of Cleveland Cavaliers; Mitch Kupchak is general manager running the Lakers; Kurt Rambis is the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. …
There is always a new start rising up when the older ones have to end their careers abruptly or retire. Currently the new star is none other than a 27 year old young man known as Stephen Curry. He is the son of a former NBA player and is doing his father proud.
Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is considered by some to be the greatest shooter in NBA history. Curry won the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and is a three-time NBA All-Star. He also holds the NBA record for most consecutive games with a made three-pointer (with 128).
Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell and older brother of current NBA player Seth. He played college basketball for Davidson. There, he was twice named Southern Conference Player of the Year and set the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference. During his sophomore year, he also set the single-season NCAA record for three-pointers made.