Jordan’s story, write to you for a detour

Is life really straight? A straight life, really happy? Life is not necessarily every step to go straight, because there are things we must do on the detour.

After winning the NBA championship in 1993, Jordan, which already had three championship rings, began to feel that basketball career became dull, “there is nothing to challenge.” Jordan’s enthusiasm for basketball began to decline.

In August 1993, Jordan’s father, James, drove to the funeral of a friend. On the way back, he parked the car in a small town. Two young criminals stared at the car, robbed and shot him.

Bad news came, Jordan into a devastating blow.

Jordan and his father’s relationship is unique. They are like father and son, and like brothers, they will play golf together, chat clubbing, and even occasionally go with a small bet.

One year before his father died, they had talked about playing baseball. His father said to him: “Do not play basketball, why not try, give baseball a chance?” That is his father taught him the first movement.

The father’s departure pushed the idea of ​​what Jordan wanted to do. His choice is in a sadly retired, six months later, he began a baseball player’s career.

Jordan did not live up to his father’s expectations, he took the basketball seriously and effort doubled to the baseball field: he is the most hard on the baseball field.

“Every day, he is the first to reach the stadium, and the last one to leave.” His coach said. Jordan will arrive at 6 am every day at the stadium, practice their own, before the teammates to do some training. Then practice batting back to lead 34 ounces (0.96 kg) of heavy bat 300 to 400 times. After the day ‘s training, Jordan will say to his batting coach, “Can we practice for a while? I think I’ve got started.

Such efforts of Jordan, is not as some of the master said, life without limit, efforts will be able to succeed?

Unfortunately, it is not really. April 8, 1994, Jordan for the first time to participate in professional baseball game. But a season down, he participated in the 127 games, hit the success rate of only 20.2%; 30 times the theft, 114 times was striking out. 436 batting only played three home runs, 50 effective hitting. The results hovering in the legend of baseball to defeat the bottom line “door more cable” near.

People criticize this, there are sports weekly with his cover: “Jordan let baseball embarrassed.” Another part of the people said: “At least he was trying.” For these voices, Jordan, that once in order to win desperate Of Jordan, how does he see himself?

Coach, a little worried about Jordan, he asked: “how do you feel?” Jordan said: “I get up every morning, give yourself breakfast, and then open the car, to the court began morning training .At the way a person did not, I see Look at the position next to me and see my father.I will talk to him and say, ‘Daddy, we are playing baseball together Oh’ “Jordan deeply enjoys this serenity, his baseball career is dedicated to his father , Is not wonderful, but very warm.

In the first two years of his father’s departure, he re-touched his own life on the basketball court can not touch the temperature. Jordan’s career out of a huge curve, his father left to let him face other dimensions of life, he decided to follow their own heart, for their own and his father to play two years of the ball. Who can say that the two years of Jordan, that in the basketball court like a god to visit, but in the baseball field around the wall, gray-headed Jordan, his fingers, did not wear their own hearts champion ring?

Career without a straight line, when you see a person in the height, the depth of no development, maybe he is not in the fall, he is just filling their own inner dimension, find their own balance.

Many people do not understand this truth, they think that if a person has neither ascended nor become more professional, it must be doing nothing, do not work. In fact, perhaps that person is you can not see the dimension of efforts to challenge their own limits, practice their own skill.

Jordan almost focused on all the reasons that can be successful: for the father of the expedition, the desire for victory, no doubt that a strong self-control, than others are trying to invest, as well as excellent athletes talent. But this can not let him beyond the personal limits, a baseball player. A person a lifetime, perhaps only in a field to become a very expert.

What is Jordan’s harvest?

I think Jordan’s harvest has three. The first is the father’s wish has been, he can feel at ease playing basketball. The second is his baseball field in a profound re-understanding of their basketball talent. Third, he understood the failure, more cherish the success.

As the Bulls head coach Jackson said: “I want to play baseball experience is to let him return to the basketball court on the reasons he understood his talent, in the (basketball) this sport, he and so “Do you dare say that this is not a great success?”

So back to the beginning of the article, I think you are the same as me, can be very firm to answer that question: If Jordan did not play two years of baseball, then he might only take three championship rings.

My first pair of Air Jordan shoes

I remember a child, we have a long list of boys are happy feet full street running, just in the big cold talent to wear the system of Air Jordan shoes. Although the home to me to do the thickening of the Air Jordan shoes and Na Mi line, but I always wear Air Jordan shoes to open the window early, off the state, out of the foundation. Mother and sister said that only to me to do double iron Air Jordan shoes work. Therefore, in order to extend the life of Air Jordan shoes, playing barefoot became the inevitable choice.


Do not wear Air Jordan shoes, barefoot less constraints, tread mud leisure, step on the sand to play free kick. And because of too laissez-faire, the pain also followed, the glass scratches, rotten nails punctured, wood thorns pork is just a small dish, feet toe hit a mixed foot, kicked the skin was considered injured. But really called the pain is the new skin just long and was kicked the flowers, that pain is holding the stinky feet straight father and mother heart pain, while the red blood is to flow a big beach. That year is like a long dog, the wound is not bandaged. Then do not wear a little touch on the Aoao called, Air Jordan shoes and crowded into it, so want to jump have to play the point, the wild has also been a great convergence.


9 years old that summer, I began to help big brother push the car. I am a small age, can be physically strong and quite strong, and soon became a big brother of the big push hands, a long distance down, both let the brother less sweat, but also save time and more money. Uphill push-pull cars are some stress, such as the steep slope of the shape can be saved, pushing up to push the tire to the ground pressure, the wheels caught on the wheels and so on. Push up the slope, I always side of the shoulder car, hands and push and push, feet toe force to pull the ground, the trolley is very good, but the most bitter at this time is a pair of barefoot. Push the long way to less than 10 kilometers, as many as one day back and forth more than 40 kilometers, the feet of the unprecedented resistance to bullish, and good back and downhill I can sit in the car to take a look. In the green sand road trolley, the car is difficult to be sure, the key is the hot sun under the temperature of 80 ℃ above, very few people dare to barefoot forward. Pedestrian difficult to think of provincial Air Jordan shoes, therefore, every day I will be cloth Air Jordan shoes, sooner or later and the general road as far as possible not to wear Air Jordan shoes, encounter a pearl road pavement. Day at noon, until my feet like fire baked ready to wear Air Jordan shoes, only to find the Air Jordan shoes I do not know when to lose. The soles of the feet really can not stand, I jumped to the place where the grass will stop for a while, a section of a stop, brother brother had sweating, coupled with Zhefan toss, more than ten kilometers of road which is so far away, Arrived at the end, both are exhausted, limp in the ground.


Look at my carts hard, and never through a pair of new Air Jordan shoes to buy, big brother distressed brother decided to buy me a pair of Air Jordan shoes. It was a big thing at home at the time. Big brother out of the strong physical, income is very meager, and most of the income must be handed over to the mother to paste a nine mouth. So, brother and I first collusion Sister, and then together to the mother to discuss the situation, the mother boil, but we say goodbye, and finally let us wish it. This is a pair of two cents a five cents of the army green Air Jordan shoes, commonly known as “Jiefang Xie”, I wear on the feet even walking are careful. It brought me a child of the playful, comfortable childhood, it taught me to pay more than the harvest of the philosophy, taught me to cherish life.


Nowadays, social progress, people’s well-being of life, and I am over and over, wearing Air Jordan shoes countless, see the Air Jordan shoes is expensive and hard to share, no wonder no, but most of my mind or the first pair of Air Jordan shoes … …