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MICHAEL JORDAN DESCRIBES HOW A GAME WINNING SHOT IN COLLEGE changed how people view him as a player

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Considered by many the greatest basketball player in NBA history, Michael Jordan started from the bottom like everybody else, and a long time ago, he was just known as an up and coming star in college. Jordan made his mark at the University of North Carolina, and in a recent interview on 'Good Morning America' said that was a turning point in establishing his presence.

Something a lot of people forget is that apart from winning six NBA championships, Jordan also won the NCAA tournament in 1982. UNC was playing against Georgetown, who had a young Patrick Ewing on their team. Jordan made himself known after hitting a game-winning shot that gave UNC the lead and, ultimately, the title. That jump shot turned Jordan into a star well known the country, and people saw that sky is the limit for that young kid.

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Jordan said that up until that point, he was known as Mike Jordan, but that game changed a lot, and among the fans, people recognized him as Michael Jordan.

"Up until that point, nobody knew who I was. I was a college kid other than the university, and I was just known as Mike Jordan. When I hit that shot, my whole name became Michael Jordan. I think it resonated with a lot of people outside of UNC. I started pilling on that name itself from the successes that I endured throughout the rest of my career. It wasn't about Mike, and it was more about Michael."

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