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The early yearsMichael Jordan was one of five children born to James and DeloresJordan He was born February 17 1963 in Brooklyn The Jordans felt thatthe streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a young family of fivechildren Instead of trying to endure the streets of Brooklyn the Jordanfamily moved to Wilmington North Carolina James got a job inWilmington as a mechanic and Delores got a job as a teller at UnitedCarolina Bank The Jordans always stressed the value of manners to theirchildren The above examples typified Michael Jordans early yearsMichaels first loveMichael always had an eye for baseball He played as an outfielder andas a pitcher When he was twelve he was the top player in his league Michael had his picture placed in the Morning Star which is Wilmingtonsnewspaper By the age of fifteen he wasnt the star in baseball he oncewas He was still very good but he had lost some of his focus Later in hishigh school career he dropped baseball to pursue another interestBasketball and MichaelWhen Michael was younger he adopted the game of basketball Mikeused to work with his father in the garage While working with his fatherMichael picked up the habit of sticking his tongue out in an intensesituation When Michael reached the ninth grade he tried out forbasketball Coach Lynch Michaels coach cut Michael which in turn mayhave made the best player alive today Michael then took practicingbasketball to another level He played his brother Larry whenever hecould Michael never expected what would come in the near futureThe College YearsMichael Jordan went to the University of North Carolina as a basketballrecruit Even though Jordan at 65 was a man with potential he stillstudied very hard in an attempt to get a good education while competingin sports Mike wasnt expected to be a star of the Tar Heels since theyhad players such as James Worthy Sam Perkins and Al Wood By the endof the 1981-82 season Jordan as
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