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Michael Jordan is not only a name he is a legend and an inspiration If you ask people in the developed world who this man is it is likely they will know Most are aware of Jordans greatness and skill and may believe he was born great but he was not Only through hard work triumph and adversity did this man made himself what he is today a basketball legend Mikes parents James and Deloris Jordan grew up in Wallace North Carolina and met each other at none other than a high school basketball game On February 171963 Deloris gave birth to Michael Jordan He grew up with three siblings James Ronald Larry and Deloris While their children were young Mikes parents taught them the lessons of life and the philosophy of hard work and determination They all grew up in a poor sharecropping community in North Carolina Mike and his brother Larry had a great love for all sports and competition as did the rest of their family If a baseball or football wasnt being thrown around outside it was checkers or chess inside Because Mike and his brother loved the game of basketball so much their parents built them a basketball court in their backyard Mike and Larry spent the most time on the court battling it out with each other every day Although Larry was older he would not let Mike earn easy victory He made him work for it as his father did when they played The way Mike would play defense on his brother earned him the nickname the rabbit because of the way he bounded back and forth after Larry Mike attended school at D C Virgo Junior High School There he quarterbacked the football team When he entered high school he was a good five feet ten inches tall although the rest of his family didnt get past the height of five feet seven inches During his sophomore
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