Michael Jordan is a former professional basketball player who famously played for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association under jersey Number 23. He is a six-time NBA Champion and also a six-time NBA Finals MVP. Jordan is also a fourteen-time NBA All-Star and he was named the NBA All-Star MVP thrice. At present, he is the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He retired twice, the last NBA team he played for was the Washington Wizards.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. He played right-handed and he stands 198 cm tall. His weight was last listed at 98 kg.
A few years after he was born, he and his family moved to North Carolina. His parents are James R Jordan Sr. and Deloris Peoples. He has four siblings. He married Juanita Vanoy in 1989. They divorced in 2006. He has since remarried Yvette Prieto.
|Height / weight||1.98 m / 98 kg|
|Born||17 Feb 1963|
|Playing Style||Right Handed|
|Washington Wizards||2001 - 2003|
|Chicago Bulls||1995 - 1998|
|Chicago Bulls||1984 - 1993|
High School and College Career
Jordan attended the Emsley A Laney High School. He was a tri-sport athlete and played baseball and football in addition to basketball. When he was a senior, he was named a McDonald’s All-American. He received a number of college offers and decided to go with the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He played under Coach Dean Smith as a freshman and he became the ACC Freshman of the Year. At the 1982 NCAA Championship, he made a game-winning jump shot. Years later, he would recall this as the jump shot as the turning point of his career. He declared for the NBA In 1984, forgoing the rest of his college eligibility.
He was the third overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft, chosen by the Chicago Bulls in the first round. He debuted with the team in October of that year. In his rookie season, he was named the 1985 Rookie of the Year. That year, he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Also of note in 1985 was when Jordan shattered the glass backboard with a dunk during an exhibition match in Italy. His next season was cut short because he broke his foot and had to miss 64 games.
By the 1986-1987 season, he has fully recovered and that was the first year he became the NBA Scoring Champion. In 1988, he reached a number of milestones, including being named an NBA All-Star for the first time and later being named the NBA All-Star Game MVP. This year, he was also the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
He won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991. He would do so again in 1992 and 1993. In October 1993, he announced he was retiring from Basketball and he took on baseball. He did not return to the NBA and the Bulls until 1995. Despite being away from the game for 18 months, Jordan still did well and he helped the Bulls become NBA Champions from 1996 to 1998. In those years, he was also the NBA Finals MVP.
Jordan retired for a second time from the NBA in 1999. He would return in 2001 and signed to play with the Washington Wizards. Despite having an injury-plagued 2001-2002 season, he still led the team in scoring. He later announced that his last season would be the 2002-2003 season. His final game was at the United Center in Chicago, his old home court. He received a four-minute standing ovation. Both the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat retired the No.23 jersey.
- 1991–1993, 1996–1998 - NBA champion
- 1991–1993, 1996–1998 - NBA FinalsMVP
- 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998 - NBAMost Valuable Player
- 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998 - NBAAll-Star
- 1988, 1996, 1998 - NBA All-Star GameMVP
- 1987–1993, 1996–1998 - All-NBA FirstTeam
- 1988 - NBA Defensive Player of theYear
- 1988–1993, 1996–1998 - NBAAll-Defensive First Team
- 1985 - NBA Rookie of the Year
- 1985 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
- 1987–1993, 1996–1998 - NBA scoringchampion
- 1988, 1990, 1993 - NBA steals leader
- 1987, 1988 - NBA Slam Dunk Contestchampion
- No. 23 retired by Chicago Bulls
- No. 23 retired by Miami Heat
- 1991–1993 - AP Athlete of the Year
- 1991 - Sports IllustratedSportsperson of the Year
- 1985, 1989 - IBM Award
- 50th, 75th - NBA anniversary team
- 1982 - NCAA champion
- 1984 - National college player ofthe year
- 1983, 1984 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
- 1984 - ACC Player of the Year
- 1983, 1984 - First-team All-ACC
- 1982 - ACC Rookie of the Year
- No. 23 retired by North Carolina TarHeels
- 1983, 1984 - USA Basketball MaleAthlete of the Year
- 1981 - McDonald’s All-American
- 1981 - First-team ParadeAll-American
- 2016 - Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Gold - 1984 Los Angeles Olympics -Men’s Basketball
- Gold - 1992 Barcelona Olympics -Men’s Basketball
- Gold - 1992 Portland Tournament ofthe Americas - Men’s basketball
- Gold - 1983 Caracas Pan AmericanGames - Men’s basketball