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American Basketball Player - Michael Jordan (Also known as Air Jordan
or His Airness)
born : Michael Jeffrey Jordan, Brooklyn, New York, United States of
America 1963, February 17
famous for : Playing on the successful Chicago Bulls basket ball team
and later with the Washington Wizards.
Michael Jordan was born on the 17th of February, 1963 as
"Michael Jeffrey Jordan". Michael Jordan was born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High
School in Wilmington, North Carolina. His athletic abilities were
noticed early, with exceptional talent in football, basketball
While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michael Jordan became the school's star basketball player. Jordan
was named Player of the Year in both 1983 and 1984 by The Sporting
News. Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls NBA Basketball
team in 1984 and was warded the NBA Rookie of the Year for 84-85.
Michael Jordan became the star player of the Chicago Bulls basketball
team, playing a major role in the six NBA Championships. He was
also awarded MVP (Most Valuable Player) five times. Each time
the Chicago Bulls reached the NBA finals with Jordan playing,
he also won the Finals MVP award every time.
Jordan retired from Basketball in 1993. He then went on to briefly
pursue a career as professional baseball player, playing for the
Birmingham Barons, but never made it to major league baseball.
He then came out of retirement from basketball, again joining
the Chicago Bulls for several successful NBA seasons. After again
retiring in 1999, he came out of retirement to play for the Washington
Wizards basketball team, although age and injuries began to take
a toll on the basketball star.
Michael Jordan has been one of the most sponsored and marketed
sport people of all time. He has amassed a great fortune through
lucrative sponsorship deals with major companies like Nike and
An unfortunate low in Michael Jordan's life was when his father
was murdered in 1993. His dad was returning from the funeral of
a friend and pulled over to get some sleep while driving the Lexus
vehicle that Michael had brought for him. Two thieves murdered
James Jordan before stealing the expensive Lexus car. They were
later caught and brought to justice.
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