Michael Jordan

Author: Sarah Houghton

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9780736895026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8381

Tells the story of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, from his youth to his highly successful professional career, which includes six NBA titles and numerous records and awards.

Michael Jordan, Inc.

Author: David L. Andrews

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 2715

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

Michael Jordan

Author: Roland Lazenby

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316228761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 8274

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: Joe Levit

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1728407125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2214

The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan without knowing he would raise the standard for how basketball is played forever. Learn all about Jordan's life and explore what makes him a living legend.

Michael Jordan

Author: Mike McGovern

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438142242


Page: 54

View: 4011

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

Michael Jordan

Author: Nathan Aaseng

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162285036X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3377

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: 3418

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: Katie Gillespie

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 1489633715

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5187

Jordan was not able to make his school’s varsity basketball team in the tenth grade. He trained all year, and went on to be one of the best high school basketball players in the United States. He eventually won six NBA championships.

Michael Jordan

Author: Rebecca Felix

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1098216873


Page: N.A

View: 8835

This biography highlights the life and accomplishments of Michael Jordan. Readers learn about Jordan's early life, his basketball career including an NCAA national championship, two Olympic gold medals, six NBA championships, and induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets and a NASCAR team. Features include a timeline, glossary, fun facts, online resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Michael Jordan

Author: Tom Owens

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823950904

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3441

Profiles the basketball superstar, who retired from the Chicago Bulls at age thirty, played minor league baseball, and then returned to professional basketball in 1994.