Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold by Deloris JordanDream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold by Deloris Jordan is a children’s biography. This book is written by Michael Jordan’s mother, as she narrates his childhood dream of one day becoming a professional basketball player in the Olympics. While Michaels’ friends aspired be an astronaut or pilot, he had dreams of becoming professional basketball player. Just like many young aspiring basketball stars, Jordan’s’ love for basketball is highlighted in illustrations of him as he “carried his basketball everywhere.” His passion for the game of basketball reminds me much of my sons, and I can relate to his mother as she has to continuously remind him to not play ball in the house. His mother has a strong influence is the storyline as she is continuously reminded him to put his schoolwork before basketball. This is an ideal read for children ages 4-8. The cartoon like illustrations in muted watercolor are remarkable. There is great detail in the illustrations as they help to narrate the inspiring story. This is a terrific story for young aspiring basketball players. I would also recommend this book as the perfect bedtime story for a child with ambitious dreams.
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Michael Bakari Jordan born February 9, is an American actor. He is known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station , boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed and main antagonist Erik Killmonger in Black Panther , all three of which were co-written and directed by Ryan Coogler. He has an older sister, Jamila, who works in production , and a younger brother, Khalid, who was a football player at Howard University. Jordan's family spent two years in California  before moving to Newark, New Jersey. Jordan worked as a child model for several companies and brands, including Modell's sporting goods and Toys "R" Us , before deciding to embark on a career as an actor. In , he gained more attention by playing the small but pivotal role of Wallace in the first season of HBO's The Wire.
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As a freshman, he made the winning basket against Georgetown in the national championship game. Jordan was named College Player of the Year in both his sophomore and junior years, leaving North Carolina after his junior year. He led the U. In Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. In his first season —85 as a professional, he led the league in scoring and was named Rookie of the Year; after missing most of the following season with a broken foot, he returned to lead the NBA in scoring for seven consecutive seasons, averaging about 33 points per game. He was only the second player after Wilt Chamberlain to score 3, points in a single season —
I've missed more than 9, shots in my career. I've lost almost games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot I've failed over, and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. In addition to Nike, Jordan still has sponsorship deals with Hanes, Gatorade and Upper Deck 15 years after hanging up his hightops.