These are two one of kind original that are the results
from private commissions from a prominent sport art and memorabillia collectors. These works reflects the artist recollection
and inspiration of having the privilege of watching #23 in his element. The works are a montage showing
a few memorable moments as he cemented his legend throughout his illustrious career.
I wanted to capture the intensity and spirt Michael gave to the game that he shared with all of us who ever
witness his determination and skills. There has been no one better and perhaps he'll be the best of all time. This was
a personal challenge in capturing a part of this legend in this work. I throughly enjoyed the time reminiscing
#23 and the energy expressed into this work. I hope that all those who see it, will also feel it as I did creating it.
|Original painting on authentic NBA autographed Jersey
Michael Jordan Biography
Michael Jordan, the best known athlete in the world, is a leading scorer in the National Basketball Association (NBA),
who led the Chicago Bulls to many recent NBA championships. He is, by far, and will be for a time to come, the best basketball
player in the history of the game. Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He accepted
a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina and as a freshman scored the winning basket in the 1982 NCAA
championship game against the Hoyas of Georgetown. Jordan was selected college player of the year for the 1983-1984 season,
and in 1984 he led the United States basketball team to a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Jordan left college in 1984 to play with the Bulls. He finished his first season (1984-1985) as one of the top scorers
in the league, with an average of 28.2 points per game. He was also named rookie of the year and made the first of his nine
All-Star game appearances. Jordan finished the 1986-1987 season as the second player, after Wilt Chamberlain, to score more
than 3000 points in a single season. He led the NBA in scoring for seven consecutive seasons (1987-1993), tying Chamberlain's
record, and averaged more than 30 points per game in each season. He also became the Bulls' all-time leading scorer and set
numerous scoring records, including most points in a playoff game (63 points against the Boston Celtics in 1986); and highest
scoring average for an NBA championship series (41 points per game in the 1993 NBA finals). He led the Chicago Bulls to their
first NBA championship title in 1991; with Jordan, the Bulls won again in 1992 and 1993. In addition to his three league Most
Valuable Player awards (1988, 1991, 1992), Jordan won the All-Star game MVP award twice (1988, 1996) and a record three-consecutive
NBA championship series MVP awards (1991-1993). Jordan was also a member of the United States Olympic basketball team, known
as the Dream Team, that captured the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Stating that he had lost his desire to play professional basketball, Jordan announced his retirement prior to the 1993-1994
season. Initially noted for his scoring, his tenacious defensive play had made him one of the greatest all-around basketball
players in NBA history. He had also become a worldwide celebrity due to his success in the NBA and the Olympics, and his numerous
Early in 1994 Jordan returned to professional sports, this time as a baseball player. He signed a minor league contract
with the Chicago White Sox of the American League (AL), reported to spring training, and was assigned to the team's minor
league system. That summer he batted .202 with the Birmingham Barons, a class AA affiliate of the White Sox. Later in the
year he batted .252 with the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. Jordan ended his retirement from professional
basketball by rejoining the Bulls near the end of the 1994-1995 NBA regular season. In the 1995-1996 season he enjoyed another
great year, leading the NBA in scoring with 30.4 points per game and being named league MVP. The Bulls also became the first
NBA team to win 70 games in a season, finishing with 72 victories, and they went on to win the NBA championship title. Jordan
was named MVP of the NBA finals, becoming the first player to earn the honor four times.