Michael Jordan: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

David L. Porter


With the prospective exceptions of boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball participant Babe Ruth, no athlete has made a better impression on American society-or within the world-than Michael Jordan. keep on with the lifetime of probably the most recognizable athletes and dwelling manufacturers within this enticing and balanced biography.

He is one of the best-known and wealthiest athletes within the background of prepared activities. With the potential exceptions of boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball participant Babe Ruth, no athlete has made a better effect on American society-or within the world-than Michael Jordan. persist with the lifetime of some of the most recognizable athletes and dwelling manufacturers within this enticing and balanced biography.

When basketball stars Larry poultry and Magic Johnson retired within the early Nineteen Nineties, Michael virtually single-handedly propelled the NBA to stratospheric degrees of good fortune and overseas visibility. As a participant for the Chicago Bulls, he generated speedy crowd thrills together with his record-setting drives and dunks, promoting numerous books, newspapers, videotapes, NBA video game tickets, and hours of tv time. The NBA promoted Michael, basing its acceptance on his picture because the maximum showman in activities heritage. but his activities hero prestige extends past NBA documents. Michael replaced the sport by means of turning into the main successfully advertised athlete of his iteration. Nike and plenty of different businesses rode-and proceed to ride-on the coattails of Air Jordan's legend. writer David Porter highlights Jordan's off and on the courtroom accomplishments and examines his courting with Chicago Bulls' coaches, his advertisement endorsements, and his present position as part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. A chronology, images, occupation stats, and a bibliography of print and digital assets around out this biography of 1 of the main influential athletes of the 20th century.

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