A Champion's Heart
In recreation centers all across America, young aspiring basketball players are trying desperately to be like Mike. Mike, of course, is the great Michael Jordan of the NBA's (National Basketball Association's) Chicago Bulls. Every boy who plays basketball dreams of achieving the greatness of Jordan. Considered the greatest player who ever stepped onto a basketball court, Michael Jordan is the measuring stick for all basketball players, and at this time no one has come close to equaling his greatness. From his incredible hangtime exploits on his way to the basket, to near perfect shooting in critical games, Jordan has left numerous NBA opponents in shock. Jaws drop and championship dreams are shattered largely as a result of the amazing prime-time efforts of one Michael Jeffrey Jordan. But what makes Jordan so great? Is it his awesome jumping ability or the uncanny accuracy of his patented jump shot? As I investigate his unbelievable exploits, I am convinced that the success of Mr. Jordan comes, not from his lean, muscular legs or his fantastic shooting skills, but from a passion buried deep inside his heart. Jordan's greatness comes from an unequaled desire for success, a relentless will that refuses failure, a commitment to excellence that is unparalleled, a belief that a player must do what it takes to win, and a mystique that often has his opponents defeated before the referee tosses up the ball to begin a contest.
Although the NBA is filled with players who can run faster, jump higher, and shoot better than him, no player can equal his success on the court, primarily, because according to Jordan, heart is probably the biggest