Michael Jordan, Inc.

Author: David L. Andrews

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

View: 3652

Uses Michael Jordan as a vehicle for viewing the broader social, economic, political, and technological concerns that frame contemporary culture.

Michael Jordan

Author: Sarah Houghton

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9780736895026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

View: 323

Readers of all ability levels will want to read these high-low books from 5 high-interest nonfiction subject areas: sports, history, biography, adventure, and science. Each easy-to-read book explores a fascinating narrative account of the subject. This all-new series features historical photographs, full-color graphics, glossary words on each page, and a contemporary chapter-book format. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Michael Jordan

Author: Roland Lazenby

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316228761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 1871

The definitive biography of a legendary athlete. The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

Michael Jordan

Author: Mike McGovern

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438142242


Page: 78

View: 8319

The life and career of the greatest basketball player of all time.

Michael Jordan Speaks

Author: Janet Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471399965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 5576

Words and wisdom from Chicago Bulls #23: Mega-superstar, "His Airness" He is the most successful player to ever wear a basketball uniform. On the court and off the court, Michael has entertained the world as a pitchman, movie star, spokesperson, and an extraordinary athlete-although not the greatest baseball player. For the first time ever, bestselling author Janet Lowe has compiled a portrait from Michael's own words. Michael Jordan Speaks touches upon everything about the sport, his mega-superstar status, and his life, culled from articles, newscasts, and interviews.

Michael Jordan

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162285036X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 4839

There was nothing Michael Jordan could not do on the basketball court. He could soar through the lane and dunk over opponents, he could shoot from the outside with great accuracy, and he was one of the best defenders to ever play the game. Nathan Aaseng tells the story of how Michael Jordan became a living NBA legend.

Michael Jordan

Author: Wilfred Santiago

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606997114

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

View: 1662

A kinetic graphic biography about Michael “Air” Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time and most influential athlete in history, from the creator of the acclaimed and best-selling 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente. This tour-de-force graphic biography explores basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s public successes and private struggles, with Santiago’s passion for his subject shining through on every full-color page. At the age of 19, Jordan scored the winning jump shot in the final seconds of the 1982 NCAA Championship, earning him the moniker “Air.” He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, a team with a decade of failure. By 1991, Jordan led the Bulls to their first NBA championship, besting Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers. In 1992, Michael Jordan joined the Dream Team, an assembly of 12 legendary NBA players who steamrolled everyone at the Barcelona Olympics and brought the gold back home. Despite taking a season off to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan still led the Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships. However, his life is not without controversies or calamities, and no amount of success or money can shield him from it. But everyone wanted to be like Mike, and Santiago comes closer than anyone to putting you on the parquet floor of the Chicago’s United Center in your very own pair of Air Jordans.

Michael Jordan

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316094013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3156

Don't miss this action-packed and informative look at the life and achievements of a basketball legend! Matt Christopher, the number one sports writer for kids, profiles basketball superstar Michael Jordan, covering his childhood, college career, rookie years, professional career highlights, and even his short stint in minor league baseball. Written in Matt Christopher's easy-to-read style and complete with incredible photos and Michael Jordan's key stats, this comprehensive biography will entertain and educate.

Michael Jordan Biography

Author: Alexander Cooper

Publisher: BookSummaryGr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 73

View: 7337

Michael Jordan Biography - The Complete Life Story and Biography of Michael Jordan Some players from the city of Chicago, Illinois, became well-known in their respective sports. They've all achieved personal achievement and are Hall of Famers in their respective leagues and sports. During their playing careers, some of them even won a championship or two. Walter Payton of the National Football League's Bears, Ernie "Mr. Cub" Banks of Major League Baseball, and Bobby "Golden Jet" Hull of the Blackhawks are among these athletes. During his 15 years with the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association, however, no other athlete had ever earned as many awards as Michael Jordan. Jordan will always be remembered for wearing the red and black of Chicago, joining the list of aforementioned Chicago sports superstars, despite only playing two years of his career with the Washington Wizards. A bronze sculpture of Jordan's signature "jumpman" position stands in front of the United Center, which many regard to be the house that Jordan built, over 20 years after his final season with the Bulls. Many people in Chicago will never forget his name because he was responsible for six titles in the 1990s. His classic number 23 uniform is still worn by many admirers. As the Bulls strive to reclaim their heyday from 20 years ago, current stars like Derrick Rose are held to the same standards. There's a reason Jordan had one of the best NBA careers of all time, and one of the best professional sports careers of all time. Clothing, pop culture, film, music, and other sports, like as baseball, all bear his name. But it all started with his basketball achievements, which include more than 32,000 points, six Most Valuable Player trophies, and several individual honors for both offense and defense. Basketball "has been everything," Jordan once declared. “It's my safe haven, the location where I've always gone when I needed comfort and calm. It's been the location of excruciating anguish as well as exhilarating delight and happiness." But his brilliance went well beyond individual championships and even NBA Finals trophies. Jordan was responsible for a number of unforgettable events that NBA fans still discuss today. Few players have 50- point games or play in a crucial championship game while suffering from a stomach virus, dubbed the "Flu Game." The nicknames were numerous - Air Jordan for his dunking; His Airness for his airness; and Money for his ability to consistently score 20 or more points. He was also a sure-fire assurance of giving fans something unique every night. In the 1990s, everyone wanted to "be like Mike" because of his scoring prowess, championship wins, and work ethic. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Detailed Introduction ⁃ A Comprehensive Chapter by Chapter Biography ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this biography and learn about the book.

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Author: Kirsten Anderson,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451532465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6239

Grab your Js and hit the court with this Who Was? biography about NBA superstar Michael Jordan. Meet the man who changed the game forever. Michael Jordan has always been competitive--even as a young boy, he fought for attention. His need to be the best made him a star player on his college basketball team and helped him become an NBA legend, both for his skills and his endorsements. His Nike contract for Air Jordan basketball shoes set an unmatched precedent for professional athletes. Author Kirsten Anderson takes readers through each exciting moment, detailing the iconic reverse lay-ups and jump shots of Michael Jordan's storied career.