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Michael Jordan was one of five children born to James and Delores Jordan He was born February 17 1963 in Brooklyn His parents felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family So instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn the Jordan family moved to Wilmington North Carolina Michaels father James got a job in Wilmington as a mechanic and his mother Delores got a job as a teller at United Carolina Bank Michael always had an eye for baseball He played as an outfielder and as a pitcher When he was twelve he was the top player in his league By the age of fifteen he wasnt the star in baseball as he once was He was still very good but he had lost some of his focus Later in his high school career he dropped baseball to pursue another interest Soon Michael adopted the game of basketball When Michael reached the ninth grade he tried out for the basketball team Coach Lynch Michaels coach cut Michael which in turn may have made the best player alive today Michael then took practicing basketball to another level He played his brother Larry whenever he could Michael never expected what would come in the near future Michael Jordan went to the University of North Carolina as a basketball recruit Even though Jordan at 65 was a man with potential he still studied very hard in an attempt to get a good education while competing in sports Mike wasnt expected to be a star of the Tar Heels since they had players such as James Worthy Sam Perkins and Al Wood But by the end of the 1981-82 season Jordan as a freshman was an everyday starter Carolina reached the Final Four with the help of Jordan who had sixteen points and led the team with nine rebounds In the final twenty seconds Michael made a title
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