10 August 2018 | arthur_tafero
Pass/Fail Bio - Fail
Michael Jordan came from a solid middle-class family. He was very lucky from the beginning of his life; despite encountering some problems. One problem; gambling. Michael gambled out of competition; not out of greed; so it was a problem, and a severe one. But because he had the guts to see the basketball coach of his high school privately, he was able to eventually make the team and excel after much practice.
In North Carolina U, things were a bit different. I loved the monopoly sequence. Michael wisely avoided complications with young women; he concentrated on his basketball. His family did not care for him leaving college for 6 million dollars playing for the Bulls. How could he make 6 million on any other job? He couldn't. The realization set in that 6 million right now was worth more than finishing college.
Jordan had an easier time making the Bulls than making his high school or university team. His early teammates, who were mediocre at best, were jealous of him and his talent. The thing I respected most about Jordan was his dedication to the game. He didn't need to make the social scene or big man at the party. I liked the first dumping scene from his girlfriend. Michael had good taste in women.
But Jordan's game was hurt a bit by his gambling, which had gotten progressively worse. The press becomes his enemy; always something stressful for an athlete. He overcame these problems, but could not solve the problem of his father's murder. I have nothing but the greatest respect for any son whose father was his best friend. But this movie was too sugary; a diabetic would die if they saw it.