Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

MJ, Air Jordan, His Airness . . . no matter what you call him, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player in history: Six NBA championships, 6 Finals MVPs, 5 league MVPs, 14 all-star selections, 10 scoring titles, 3 steals titles, 10 NBA First Team selections, 2x Slam Dunk champion, 1985 Rookie of the Year, 1 NCAA championship, yada yada. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to three consecutive NBA titles, twice. After his first three-peat (1991-1993), Jordan left the NBA to try a career in baseball, citing a loss of desire for basketball and the murder of his father. After a year playing minor league baseball to little success, Jordan returned to the Bulls in 1995. It didn't take long for him to regain his touch, leading the Bulls to three consecutive titles from 1995-98.

About Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, 'By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.' Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames 'Air Jordan' and 'His Airness'.

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