Michael Jordan began playing basketball officially when he tried out for his high school varsity team. He was cut from the team, however, because he was too short and did not have the needed skills.
Jordan initially loved playing baseball, which his father also loved. He began playing basketball to follow in his brother Larry's footsteps. The summer after Jordan's sophomore year in high school, he grew 4 inches and practiced his basketball skills. He joined the varsity team his junior year, averaged 25 points per game during his junior and senior years and was named to the McDonald's All American Team as a senior. From there, he went to North Carolina University on a basketball scholarship.Learn More
Although born in West Germany, National Basketball Association player Carlos Boozer is an American. Boozer was born on November 20, 1981, at a United States Army base in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Boozer's family later moved to Juneau, Alaska, where he attended secondary school.Full Answer >
Participating in sports enables people to meet new friends, stay close to their families, stay in shape and learn leadership skills. In addition, participating actively in sports encourages people to change their diet, according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.Full Answer >
NBA legend Michael Jordan wears a size 13 shoe. The average American man's shoe size is 10.5. Woman, on average, take a size 8 shoe.Full Answer >
According to Rolling Out, the top black bodybuilders include Ronnie Coleman, Phil Heath, Lee Haney, Sergio Olivia, Charles Glass and Flex Wheeler. Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman share a joint record for eight consecutive Mr. Olympia wins, making them the most decorated black competitive bodybuilders. Lee Haney retired from bodybuilding after his final win in 1991, while Ronnie Coleman's last Mr. Olympia win was in 2007, according to Wikipedia.Full Answer >