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Most intimidating athletes

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Michael Jordan was one of the best basketball players of all time. Soon after he was born, his parents moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina. Although he was cut from the Laney High School varsity basketball team his sophomore year in high school, he grew four inches over the summer and averaged 25 points per game as a junior.

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On January 13, 1999, with seemingly nothing more to prove or accomplish, Michael Jordan retired for a second time.The halftime show was a dedication to Jordan’s career, and Mariah Carey even sang a musical tribute to him.On February 21, 2003, he became the first 40-year-old player to score 40 points in a game.Other commercials, such as those starring him alongside movie producer Spike Lee, were also very successful.He even starred in the Disney film “Space Jam.” Despite his success both on the court and off, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls failed to make the NBA Finals until 1991, when they finally defeated the rival Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.Nike’s Air Jordan shoe line became one of the most popular of all time.

One Gatorade commercial that featured Jordan and the song “If I Could be Like Mike,” is one of the most recognizable commercials involving a professional athlete in TV history.

Intimidating and extremely competitive, he had a knack for hitting game-winning shots and playing tenacious defense.

He established marketing deals with some of the world’s largest companies such as Nike, Haines, Gatorade, Mc Donald’s, Wheaties, and MCI.

Unfortunately, Michael was less than successful in baseball.

He only batted .203 and was never called up to the Major Leagues.

That year, they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship and Michael Jordan was named MVP.