This Amazing American Basketball Player
General News | Jun-02-2021
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, born on 17th February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, is an American collegiate and professional basketball player. He is considered one of the greatest players all-around players in the history of basketball. He has led the Chicago Bulls to win 6 National Basketball Association (NBA) championships.
Michael Jordon grew up in North Carolina and started his freshmen year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. In the 1982 national championship game, he made the winning basket against Georgetown and was named “Player of The Year” in his sophomore and junior year, followed by him leaving the university. He has also led the USA basketball team to Olympic gold medals in 1984 and then again in 1992.
Chicago bulls drafted the player in 1984, leading the league in scores which earned him the title of Rookie of the Year. He was the second player to ever score 3,000 points in a single season (1986–87). He has been named NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times - 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998.
In 1993, he led his team to win their third consecutive championship. After which, he retired briefly to pursue a career in professional baseball. Though soon after in March 1995, he returned to basketball leading his team to a 72–10 regular-season record, the best in the history of the NBA up until 2015.
Jordan again led his team – Chicago Bulls to victory three years in a row from 1996 to 1998 being named MVP each time. He later retired again after the 1997-1998 season.
Even after retiring from playing the game, he is still actively involved in the sport. In 2000, he bought a share of the Washington Wizards and also was appointed as the president of basketball operations for the club.
In September of 2001, he quit his managerial and ownership role for the Wizards to again make a come as a player. His second return to the court was met with great enthusiasm by the league and also brought an increase in the viewership of the game.
Jordon finally retired after his 2002–03 season, with 32,292 total points and a 30.12-points-per-game average.
In 2006, Jordan became a minority owner as well as the manager for Charlotte’s Bobcats. He then later went on to become a controlling partner in 2010 and also becoming the first former NBA player to become a majority owner of one of the league’s franchises.
He also stared in the 1996 blockbuster – Space Jam as himself. Jordan has also written several books focusing on his life, basketball career, and worldview and has also been a subject for many film and television documentaries like the Emmy Award-winning - The Last Dance.
By: Deeksha Goyal
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