In 1993, Michael Finley was named Male Athlete of the Year by USA Basketball.
Michael Finley sang Take Me Out To The Ballgame at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field on August 2, 1999.
Michael Finley founded a golf tournament called Finley and Friends, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Local reporters from Wisconsin were calling Michael Finley "The Next Jordan" in September of 1991 when Finley was just joining the University of Wisconsin's basketball team.
Michael won a state basketball championship at Proviso East High School in his senior year in 1990.
Michael Finley faced off NBA greats such as Scottie Pippen, Nick Anderson, and Kenny Norman at pickup basketball games at Moody Bible Institute.
Michael's sister dated an employee of Chicago Stadium, so he was sometimes able to get tickets to watch Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls play.
Growing up, Michael Finley idolized famous NBA players such as Michael Jordan, Mark Aguirre, and Isiah Thomas.
As a kid, Michael practiced basketball dunking techniques on the dirty clothes hamper in his bedroom.
Growing up, Michael lived with his mom and two sisters.
During the summer when the NBA season is inactive, Michael Finley lives with his family at their home in Chicago, Illinois.
Michael has a daughter named Micah, who was born September 3, 2003.
Michael Finley married Rebekah Hosey on September 8, 2006.
Michael worked as a clerk at the Chicago Board of Trade during the summer of 1992.
In his senior year in high school, Michael won a television contest to go one-on-one against Michael Jordan, who was afterward impressed by his performance.
Michael Finley attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois.
Michael averaged 10.1 points per game in the 2005-2006 season.
Michael averaged 15.7 points per game in the 2004-2005 season.
Michael averaged 18.6 points per game in the 2003-2004 season.
Michael averaged 19.4 points per game in the 2002-2003 season.
Michael averaged 20.6 points per game in the 2001-2002 season.
Michael averaged 21.5 points per game in the 2000-2001 season.
Michael averaged 22.6 points per game in the 1999-2000 season.
Michael averaged 20.2 points per game in the 1998-1999 season.
Michael averaged 21.5 points per game in the 1997-1998 season.
Michael averaged 15.0 points per game in the 1996-1997 season.
Michael averaged 15.0 points per game in the 1995-1996 season.
Michael competed in the Slam Dunk Contest in 1996 and 1997. He was able to be the runner-up behind Brent Barry in 1996.
Michael has currently led the NBA in minutes played three times, in the 1996-97, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons.
Michael scored his 10,000th career point against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 23, 2002.
Michael was named to the 1996 All-Rookie First Team. He made it 3rd in the voting.
Michael is currently a 2-time NBA All-Star, in the years 2000 and 2001.
Michael currently plays as a Guard-Forward for the San Antonio Spurs.
Michael was elected co-captain of the Dallas Mavericks in the 2000-01 season.
Michael is considered by his teammates, "The funniest Maverick."
Michael majored in Business at the University of Wisconsin.
Michael was selected to play in the Nike Hoop Heroes Games in Yokohoma, Japan in 1997.
Michael was hand-picked by Michael Jordan to wear a line of Jordan's athletic apparel in the summer of 1997.
Michael is 6'7" tall and weighs 225 pounds.
Michael: Only two guys didn't have a break and that was Tony and Tim. Everybody else relaxed and just got away from basketball a little bit and was fired up to come back here and compete and that's what we did.
Michael: It was important for us to win without Tim (Duncan) to show what type of a team we are without one of our main ingredients. I had the same shots I've had in the past, but the only difference was tonight I was able to knock them down.
Michael: I am my biggest critic, so I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to make the perfect pass or hit all of my jumpers. I am just trying to make the game come to me right now.
Michael: It was an unspoken motivation for us against them tonight. They beat us pretty well at their place, and we just wanted to establish ourselves early and often, and I think we did that.
Michael: As a reserve you have to get into that flow and try to find the flow of the game. You find yourself trying to make more of an immediate impact when you come off the bench. Where as a starter, the game just seems to come to you a lot easier.
Michael: From the first day I got here, these guys have welcomed me with open arms, ... With each game I've gotten more and more comfortable. I knew what I was getting into when I signed here and this was it.
Michael: I knew what I was getting into. When I signed (coach Gregg) Popovich told me my role would be to come off the bench.
Michael: A lot has changed in the last year, but the game of basketball has remained the same. I put myself in a position where I'm very happy, very comfortable. I'm just going out there and playing.