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Michael Jordan. Thesis The success in the life and career of Michael Jordan has had an enormous effect on not only the sport of basketball, but Americas.

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1 Michael Jordan

2 Thesis The success in the life and career of Michael Jordan has had an enormous effect on not only the sport of basketball, but Americas economy and society as a whole.

3 Michael Jordans influence on basketball

4 THE MAN THAT REINVENTED THE SPORT Michael Jordan was named one of the 50 greatest players of all time by the NBA. His combination of skill in shooting, dunking, and defense put him at a level that had never been seen before. Jordans playing style influenced thousands of children to become interested in basketball. According to NBA.com the majority of professional basketball players today say Michael Jordan was their biggest influence.

5 Michael Jordans Economic Influence It is estimated that Michael Jordans total impact on the economy is over $10 billion.

6 Jordan as a Businessman We've put so much energy in trying to build the best product. In doing that, we try to also create a certain style that's different than anybody else and somehow we've always been able to connect to the consumer, to the athlete, to the little kids. Quotes from an interview with CNBC Jordan is very reluctant to endorse products and companies. "Oh no, no. … I like control. I like control with my involvement." "If I wanted to be greedy, I could make a lot more money. I'm not a greedy person. But I like to get paid for what I'm worth. I like to make what I deserve. But I never try to overdo it. If I really wanted to make a lot of money and spread myself thin, I could do it.

7 Influence on Society As a child Jordans parents instilled moral values in him. Michael Jordan brought these morals through his entire life and career. During and after his time in the NBA Michael Jordan started or supported many charities. He is a large supporter of the public school system also.

8 Influence on Society Michael Jordans role as a hero for kids as well as his influence through endorsements has made him a world wide figure. Michael Jordan was a great role model for children by influencing them to become great basketball players as well as good people. Unlike many athletes today Michael Jordan has never been charged with a DUI or arrested. When Jordan was cut from his high school basketball he worked even harder to succeed. This gives children hope that they can achieve whatever they want if they work hard enough.

9 James Jordans Murder James Jordans dead body was found in South Carolina in He had been shot in the chest by 2 teenagers at a highway rest stop. The media quickly related James Jordans murder to Michaels reported gambling problem. No evidence was found that Michaels gambling problem was related to the murder. "The thing that I looked at when my the death of my father, unfortunately, it happened at the hands of another human being. Which in essence, that is very difficult to deal with. Just the notion of being able to kill someone. But I had him for 32 years and he taught me a lot in 32 years. Those reporters who engaged in baseless speculation and sensationalism should cause us all to pause and examine our conscience and our basic human values." Quotes from an Interview with Michael about His Father

10 Works Cited Menlo, Tyler W. "Michael Jordan." Michael Jordan. 14 May "Michael Jordan Biography." NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition Feb "Michael Jordan 23." NBA NBA Media Ventures. 29 Feb Porter, David L. Michael Jordan: A Biography. New York City: Greenwood Press, Walters, Pat. "The Executive." Michael Jordan. 15 May 2009.


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