Growing up in North Carolina, Michael Jordan, like many kids, dreamed of becoming a sports star. But basketball was his brother's game — Michael, who was only of average height, played baseball. Then he grew . . . and everything changed. Michael began to play basketball, and became one of the greatest athletes of all time. Author Chip Lovitt follows his career from his school days to college — where his last-minute shot clinched his college team's NCAA title — to glory with the Olympic Dream Team, to his long reign as the NBA's top scorer, and through his many championship seasons with the Chicago Bulls. But while basketball has been the driving force in Michael Jordan's life, Jordan has never lost the desire to give something back to the fans who have supported him so long. Living up to the values instilled in him by his loving family, Jordan has made a second career of finding ways to help others. Filled with play-by-play descriptions of pivotal games in Jordan's career, this fast-paced biography draws on interviews with Michael Jordan himself, as well as his friends, family, and teammates. Readers will get a multi-dimensional picture of the player, and of the man — someone who has never lost sight of himself in the face of incredible success and fame.