In 1982 Michael Jordan made the winning shot in NCAA Championship game making his North Carolina Tarheals champions and beginning a legacy that would turn him into a living legend. It wasn’t long after that Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and in his first season became a fan favorite, and went on to claim the rookie of the year award. It wasn’t long before Michael Jordan became a star in the league. In the 1987 season he averaged 37.2 points per game and scored over 3,000 points; both numbers only matched by Wilt Chamberlain. The next season he again won the league in scoring and won his first league Most Valuable Player Award. Despite Jordan’s unheralded individual success, at this point he had still failed to achieve the allusive NBA Championship victory. In the 1990 season, finally after years of disappointment, Jordan and his Chicago Bulls achieved their first championship. Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would go on to claim the next two championship victories as well. While Larry Bird and Magic Johnson helped greatly popularize the game, it was during this period that Michael Jordan took it to new heights. His heroic style of play brought a widespread audience to the game of basketball, bringing it and himself international acclaim. Still at the height of his accomplishments Jordan announced that he would retire to pursue a career in baseball.
Three years later, by the influence and criticism of others, Michael returned to the game. Many people believed Michael would not get back in his groove yet defied odds and created a new atmosphere. As Michael was a true committed person he relied very much so on his self creating independence for himself and influenced the way he live and played. This was displayed by the way he operated, how he portrayed himself, how media coverage portrayed him etc. His motivation