|Real Name||Michael Jeffrey Jordan|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York|
|D.O.B||February 17, 1963|
|Profession||Presently owner NBA|
|Nickname||Air Jordan , His Airness.|
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg)|
|Physical||Chest: 44 inches
Waist Size: 36 inches
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hobbies||Golf, Motorcycling, Music, Gambling|
|Net Worth||$1.31 billion|
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets who was born on 17th Feb 1963. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. He has a great role in popularizing NBA in 1980s and 1990s that is why he was considered as the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation. He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls and then in 1992 and 1993.
In 1993 Jordan abruptly retired from basketball but he returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards.
Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. In 2006, he became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the then-Charlotte Bobcats, buying a controlling interest in 2010. In 2015, Jordan became the first billionaire NBA player in history as a result of the increase in value of NBA franchises. He is the third-richest African-American, behind Oprah Winfrey and Robert F. Smith
Awards and achievement:
- Two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- class of 2009 – individual
- class of 2010 – as a member of the “Dream Team”
- U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame – class of 2009 (as a member of the “Dream Team”)
- FIBA Hall of Fame – class of 2015
- Two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner – 1984, 1992
- Six-time NBA champion
- Six-time NBA Finals MVP
- Five-time NBA MVP
- 10-time NBA scoring leader (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
- 14-time NBA All-Star
- Three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP
- 11-time All-NBA
- Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team
- Two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion – 1987, 1988
- NBA Rookie of the Year – 1984–85
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year – 1987–88
- 1985 IBM Award winner
- NCAA national championship – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 1981–82
- ACC Freshman of the Year – 1981–82
- Two-time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team – 1982–83, 1983–84
- ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year – 1983–84
- USBWA College Player of the Year – 1983–84
- Naismith College Player of the Year – 1983–84
- John R. Wooden Award – 1983–84
- Adolph Rupp Trophy – 1983–84
- “Triple Crown” winner
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – 1991
- Section of Madison Street in Chicago renamed Michael Jordan Drive – 1994
- Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996
- Ranked No.1 by SLAM Magazine’s Top 50 Players of All-Time
- Ranked No.1 by ESPN SportsCentury’s Top North American Athletes of the 20th century
- North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
- 1997 Marca Leyenda winner
- Seven-time ESPY Award winner (in various categories)
- Number 23 retired by the Chicago Bulls
- Number 23 retired by the North Carolina Tar Heels
- Number 23 retired by the Miami Heat
- Statue in front of the United Center
- 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
Michael Jordan Facts
- Jordan was drafted as 3rd pick in the first round of the 1984 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
- He was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People Magazine.
- ESPN voted him as the greatest athletes of this era.
- His father, James Jordan was killed while he was sleeping in his brand new car, which Michael gifted him shortly before the accident.
- Jordan’s fortune is estimated to be over 400 million dollars.
- He wasn’t selected on the varsity team during his sophomore year because his coach said he was too short (at that time Michael was 5 ft 11 in).
- Sam Bowie, who was selected as a second pick in the 1984 NBA draft before Michael, was later named as the worst draft pick in North American professional history.
- After his second retirement, Michael was named Director of Basketball Operation in the Washington Wizards.
- Michael decided a total of 25 games with field goals or free throws in the last 30 seconds with the Bulls.
- He is the owner of Michael Jordan Motorsports, a motorcycle racing team.
- Jordan is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- He became an owner of Charlotte Bobcats in 2010. On May 21, 2013, he filed papers to change the name Bobcats to the Hornets. By becoming owner of Charlotte, Jordan became the first Afro-American majority owner of an NBA team.
- He received the status of billionaire from Forbes due to his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets.
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