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The Total Package
COM/170 Elements of University Composition and Communication
February 12, 2015 Dawn Muhammad
During the 1980’s, two of the most prominent players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael “MJ” Jordan. They were both exciting to watch while on and off of the basketball court. Because of their business savvy, humanitarian efforts, and outstanding athletic ability, both are very interesting.
The Athlete Magic Johnson was an exciting athlete. He helped orchestrate the plays that where known as “Showtime” by sports commentators. During his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson had his share of challenges (Larry Byrd and The Boston Celtics), however, he and his teammates won five NBA Championships. During his career Magic received three NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards, three NBA MVP Awards, an Olympic gold medal, was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, and is a two time inductee in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Then there was Michael “MJ” Jordan, he began his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls. He swiftly began making his presence known to the NBA and the world. According to Biogrophy.com, Michael is the most decorated player of all time. Through his unbelievable slam dunks, outstanding scoring ability and his unmatchable acrobatic drives Michael became a cultural icon. Even though Michael was as great scorer, a NBA Championship eluded him until 1991 when the Chicago Bulls won their first of three consecutive titles. A few of his many accomplishments while playing in the NBA are: six time NBA Champion, six time Finals MVP, five time NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, two time Olympic gold medalist, One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and an two time inductee in the Basketball Hall of Fame.…...