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Book Title: I'm Back!: More Rare Air|
The author of the book: Michael Jordan
Edition: Collins Publishers San Francisco
Date of issue: June 28th 1995
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Reader ratings: 6.1
ISBN 13: 9780006491538
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.63 MB
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When Michael Jordan decided to walk back onto the court to play his first game of basketball in over a year and a half, he announced only "I'm Back." The entire country took notice. His fans rejoiced and the Chicago Bulls began to think about another championship season.
What basketball's greatest player been up to since he announced his retirement in 1993? In I'm Back: More Rare Air, Michael tells his own story about his life, basketball, his pursuit of a professional baseball career and the reasons for his triumphant, much-longed-for return. Smaller in size than Michael's bestselling 1993 photographic autobiography, Rare Air, this new book combines the story of pre- and post-retirement Michael. In 32 brand-new pages filled with new text and never-before-seen photos -- on court, the baseball diamond and in private -- the superstar reveals in his own words why he decided to return to the game and the limelight.
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
After a stand-out career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the Tar Heels to a National Championship in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line at Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular-season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.4 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009 and will be inducted in September 2009.
Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam. He is currently a part-owner and Managing Member of Basketball Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats in North Carolina.
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