I would have never believed this. I always viewed Michael Jordan as an ALL STAR without ever struggling! A Superstar blessed with immense talent that has earned his place in history as a legend in the NBA. Let me get started!
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963. Jordan’s family moved to North Carolina when he was a toddler. He grew up loving spots and played football, baseball and basketball. Jordan’s Sophomore year in High School he tries out for the Varsity Team and doesn’t make the team!! Michael Jordan made the Junior Varsity team. Michael Jordan was JV!!
Michael Jordan proved his worth and earned his way to the Varsity team the following year. Jordan didn’t give up or let his ego get the best of him. He worked! He practiced and was committed to show that he belonged on the team.
I viewed Michael Jordan as someone who didn’t have to struggle, he was just amazing. Thank you Debbie (Sister-in-Law) for introducing me to the path that Jordan had to take and how much harder he worked to become the Legend he is today!
I love Michael Jordan even more now! If my boys ever try out for sports in the future (I hope they do) and they don’t make Varsity…I will say it’s OK Michael Jordan was JV!
Practice, practice, practice and not walking away from the dream is the lesson I learned from Michael Jordan’s journey.
The coach that made Michael Jordan JV is probably ‘a little’ responsible for developing a strong drive and perseverance in Jordan. Who is ‘a little’ responsible in your life for driving you into becoming who you are today?
P.S. If you think I am dork for not knowing this….you can let me know!! LOL