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Michael Jordan was born on January 17 1963 in Brooklyn New York and was raised in Wilmington North Carolina He has two brothers is married and has three kids He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time Kornbluth My focus will be on his hardships accomplishments and people who influenced him First I would like to touch on some general information about Michael He wears number 23 on his jersey because he considered it to be half of his brothers number 45 He had wanted 45 because it was his brothers number and he deeply admired his brother but he was on the same team as his brother so he needed to pick a different number His most well known superstition is that he wears his University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his game shorts When Michael was a kid his favorite sport was not basketball In fact it was baseball He was a pitcher on a little league team He played baseball because he was short Kornbluth Later in his life he would try to leave the NBA and play major league baseball Michael was not always rich His parents had to work two and three jobs each to support the family Before Michaels dad built him a basketball court in his back yard Michael shot basketballs into a trash can Kornbluth Michael was not always good at basketball either People told Michael that he was too short to play basketball Michael now stands six feet six inches tall He also went to the school gym before school to shoot baskets stayed after school to shoot baskets and could be found in the school gym
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