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5. Michael Jordan: A Famous Basketball Star
Many American basketball fans would argue that Michael
is by far the greatest player ever to
in the National Basketball Association. The professional basketball
has existed since 1947, and there have been
individual players that have excelled in the game.
such as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul
, and Jerry West had made their mark in
league long before Jordan ever played the game.
be sure, Jordan had a great impact on
game primarily during his playing years with the
Bulls. Jordan led the team to six championship
, winning all six during the 1990s. His legend
firmly cemented into the history of the great
, and many fans feel he has no equal.
is hard to argue against Jordan in light
his success in all the titles he achieved,
basketball is a team sport, and winning a
needs a team effort. There have been countless
who played in the league that did not
good teammates, and never won a title. Chamberlain
into that category.
Chamberlain did win two NBA
in his career, but no one in the
ever dominated it the way he did. He
several league records, one of which is that
is the only player ever to score 100
in a single game. However, when Chamberlain played
game, the NBA was not as big as
was in the 90s. During the 90s, the
enjoyed a much greater popularity among American viewers,
much of this can be attributed to the
of Michael Jordan. Jordan brought a style of
that had rarely been seen in the NBA.
garnered many individual awards during his career. He
his last few seasons as a member of