Happy 50th, Your Airness
It is in our human nature to mark important milestones in our lives, and on this day 50 years ago, Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born to Deloris and James Jordan in Brooklyn, NY. I can say with almost complete certainty that when Mrs. Jordan looked down into her baby boy’s eyes for that first time that she did NOT see the future that was ahead of him. At that moment, she probably just hoped to raise a good kid, and yet here we are 50 years later celebrating the birthday of one of the greatest athletes ever in the history of sports. I tried to think of how to properly mark this occasion for a man who epitomized the words dedication, determination, strength, competitiveness, and perseverance as well as phrases like “love of the game” and “never quit” and “no obstacle too big.” The best I could come up with was to post a few of my memories of him.
From North Carolina, At Guard, 6’6″, Michaelllllll Jorrrrrrrdan…
And a few of my favorite videos.
“Be Like Mike” Gatorade Commercial
“Let Your Game Speak” Nike Commercial
Three “generations” of Michael Jordan’s
“Maybe It’s My Fault” Become Legendary Commercial. My favorite of the series.
And the greatest Hall of Fame Induction Speech EVER…