Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Legendary Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan. The name speaks for itself, but in case you do not know, he is a basketball legend. Hearing/reading his name gives me the goose bumps. I grew up watching him play basketball for the Chicago Bulls. Number 23 was the only reason I got to stay up past my bedtime during the school week. Michael Jordan was my idol then and still is today.
Not only did Jordan dominate the court statistically but he did it with charm and finesse. When you watched him play he gave you hope, hope that somewhere inside yourself you had the same ability to become a legend in your own way. Just by watching him play you could feel his overwhelming passion, dedication, and love for the game. As a kid growing up in the Jordan Era, it didn’t matter what sport or organization you were involved in, you wanted to be “like Mike”. His jersey number was everywhere and everyone wanted to wear it.
Other players have been compared to Michael Jordan but in my book no one will ever be better. This past Sunday he celebrated his 50th birthday and I just wanted to confirm that he is definitely not forgotten, nor will he ever be. He has been an inspiration to me as well as millions of others since he blessed us with his abilities and wisdom on the basketball court.
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. – Michael Jordan
Check out these MUST see videos on what this amazing man has accomplished.