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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With exclusive interviews from NBA executives, players, and coaches, One Last Shot gives fans the inside scoop on basketball's greatest legend-Michael Jordan. After following Jordan's every move for fifteen years, sports writer Mitchell Krugel gives us a fascinating, no-holds barred biography and explains why the man who left the game as the "Greatest Player of All Time" w With exclusive interviews from NBA executives, players, and coaches, One Last Shot gives fans the inside scoop on basketball's greatest legend-Michael Jordan.
After following Jordan's every move for fifteen years, sports writer Mitchell Krugel gives us a fascinating, no-holds barred biography and explains why the man who left the game as the "Greatest Player of All Time" would risk his unparalleled status to play again. Meticulously researched, Krugel's book analyzes both the man and the legend to trace how the First Coming led to a Second and to a Third, and he chronicles the season that defines Michael Jordan as a man who will forever be playing for one last shot.
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He was the best on his team maybe the best in the league but he still gave his team mates a role. He could have just ball hogged the whole game but he new that this was a team game and nit all about him. View all 4 comments. Aug 15, Mario Flores rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Every age except the early elementary school-aged kids. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have so many great things to say about this book, but don't think that I would have enough space to add everything I would like to say onto here, but I will try.
This biography of Michael Jordan was superbly inspiring and very well written. I enjoyed learning new things about Michael's upbringing and downfalls as well. Michael Jordan's entire story can serve as a tool for anyone of any age, to help them through the toughest of times, with just the examples of things that Michael had to endure I have so many great things to say about this book, but don't think that I would have enough space to add everything I would like to say onto here, but I will try.
Michael Jordan's entire story can serve as a tool for anyone of any age, to help them through the toughest of times, with just the examples of things that Michael had to endure in mind. My favorite saying in this book was, "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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Showing all 72 items. Fequently sticks his tongue out when making amazing dunks or layups. Has his own line of sportswear called Jordan, a division of Nike. The brand began with the Air Jordan I shoe in Chosen by the NBA as one of its 50 greatest players of all time in Professional basketball player in the NBA, , , Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
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In , ESPN voted him as the greatest athlete of the twentieth century. In , he was named part owner and director of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards basketball team. His father's murder on July 23, , was instrumental in Jordan's first retirement before the season. Two-time Olympic gold medalist in men's basketball, in in L.
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In January , wife Juanita filed for divorce in circuit court in Waukegan, Illinois, citing "irreconcilable differences. She withdrew the divorce papers a month later only to re-file them seven years later. A virtual endorsement cash cow, no athlete has had a larger impact on the economy.
The gymnasium is now called the "Michael Jordan Gym" in his honor. Buys custom-tailored shirts monogrammed with "Michael" or "MJ". Children with ex-wife Juanita: sons Jeffrey Michael b. Fired by the Washington Wizards due to player dissension, the team finishing two years in a row, and dissonance in the organization involving Jordan's people.
Jordan was hired on 19 January as chief executive and president of basketball operations. Owner Abe Pollin gave him free rein to run the Wizards, and Jordan eventually bought a percentage of the team. In a game against the Utah Jazz, he dunked over John Stockton , who was 6' 1" and pounds. A Jazz fan heckled him, saying, "Why don't you dunk on somebody your own size?
He then turned to the fan and said, "Was he big enough? Sometimes wore the 45 because it was his older brother Larry's number in high school. He really did do this, as a good luck charm. Has numerous records and awards under his name and career, including most points in a single playoff game 63 , most scoring titles 10 , highest scoring average 31 points per game , and most three pointers in one quarter of a playoff game 5.
Known as the world's greatest clutch player in basketball for his numerous shots and high-flying moves to win games. The Chicago Bulls' all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists and steals. The only category he doesn't hold is blocks, still held by Artis Gilmore. While most are familiar with his obvious 23 and the 45 he wore when he returned from a brief baseball career in , Jordan also wore However, he wore it in only one game--in after an Orlando Magic Arena employee stole his uniform.
It was a back-up jersey and did not even feature a last name. He scored 49 points in the game, leading the Bulls win over the Magic. While his baseball career was considered a sham and widely criticized, his performance was not as poor as depicted in the press.
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While he only batted. With those statistics, he may have been the best clutch hitter on that team. His The first two were both held by Wilt Chamberlain. Contrary to popular belief, Jordan does not hold the regular season single game scoring record.
Jordan's single game-scoring high was 69 points, making his the fifth highest single-game scoring record in history. His playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers, where he had 35 first-half points and nailed six three-pointers in a row, has been claimed by many as "the closest anyone has ever come to playing a perfect game of basketball.
Reinvented some of the traditions and rules in basketball. Started the trend of the long-length shorts. He claims he wore them that length so he could cover up his North Carolina shorts, which he always wore during his pro career. However, his style caught on, and soon mostly everyone wore their shorts at a longer length. A new rule also was invented were a player could take one extra step if he was in the process of shooting, passing, or driving to the hoop.
This was because of how Jordan would do this quite often in his career without getting a traveling call. Initially known for poor defense, rebounding and assists, Jordan became a regular on the NBA All-Defensive Team, was one of the few guards to win a Defensive Player of the Year award and, in , averaged eight assists and eight rebounds to go with 35 points, the closest a player has come to averaging a triple-double since Oscar Robertson did. During his record performance of 63 points against the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, Larry Bird claimed that Jordan was "God disguised as Michael Jordan".
Played with the Chicago Bulls for 14 years, , and with the Washington Wizards for 2 years, Appeared, with Charlie Sheen , in a commercial for "Hanes" underwear. Johnson in June Jordan became the majority owner in He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, by President Barack Obama , in a live televised ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, on November 22, , along with twenty other recipients, the the largest, and final Medal of Freedom ceremony of Obama's presidency. Prieto gave birth to identical twin daughters named Victoria and Ysabel.
Born on the same date as [ Larry the Cable Guy ]. Born on the same date as Larry the Cable Guy. If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them.