Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan


2/17/1963, Brooklyn, New York

Birth Name

Michael Jeffrey Jordan



Also Known As

MJ, Jordan, Air Jordan
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Claimed to be the best basketball player of all time,Michael Jordan has done things other players have only dreamed of doing. Also called Air Jordan, for his high-flying and gravity defying abilities, he is a legend. Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98)


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In September 2001, Michael Jordan joined the Washington Wizards basketball team.

    • In the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain, Michael Jordan was part of the U.S. basketball team, named the "Dream Team". Along with him were Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. They won the gold medal making this Jordan's second gold medal in the Olympics.

    • During game two of the 1985-1986 playoffs against the Boston Celtics, Michael Jordan set the record for the most points scored in a playoff game. He made a total of 63 points in a double-overtime loss.

    • During the 1982 NCAA championship game against Georgetown University, Michael Jordan made the last-second jump shot to win the national title for his team. The score was 63-62.

    • Michael Jordan leaped from being 5'7" to becoming 6'3" in only one summer.

    • As a sophomore in his junior varsity team, Michael Jordan averaged 25 points per game.

    • Michael Jordan failed in his first attempt to make the varsity basketball team for his high school.

    • Michael Jordan attended Wilmington's Laney High School.

    • As a teenager, Michael Jordan became known for his baseball skills in North Carolina. He was named MVP of the Babe Ruth League right after his team won the state championship.

    • Michael married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989

    • Jordan is the fourth of five children. Larry, James and Deloris are the three older children then Michael and his younger sister Roslyn. His parents are James and Deloris Michael Jordan.

    • Records:

      Most scoring titles-10
      Most NBA Finals MVP awards-6
      Highest career scoring average-30.12
      Highest career scoring average in playoffs-43.7

      Most consecutive games scoring in double figures-866
      Highest single series scoring average NBA Finals-41.0 (1993)

    • Awards:
      14 time All-Star
      Olympic Gold Medal Winner—1984,1992
      Five time MVP—1988, 1991, 1992, 1996,1998
      7 time The Sporting News MVP
      Rookie of the Year—1984
      Defensive Player of the Year—1988
      11 times All-NBA—10 times first team, 1 time second team
      9 time All-Defensive First Team
      Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year"—1991
      Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996

    • Entering 2002-03, he was ranked first in NBA history in scoring average (31.0 PPG), second in steals (2,391), fourth in points (30,652) and in field-goals made (11,513), fifth in free-throws made (7,061), sixth in field-goals attempted (23,010) and eighth in free-throws attempted (8,448).

    • Twice Michael and Juanita split. First on January 4, 2002 they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences only to get back together after that and then they filed for divorce again on December 29, 2006 that decision was made mutually and amicably between the two.

    • Michael Jordan enjoys playing golf.

    • Michael has a line of Nike shoes named after him since 1985, and is still continuing. They are called Air Jordans. Each is named by a number, but all include the number 23 on them as part of their decoration.

    • Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, 1st round, 3rd overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.

    • Michael Jordan scored 32,292 points, grabbed 6,672 total rebounds, and dished out 5,633 assists in his career.

    • Michael Jordan dropped 69 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 28, 1990, which is his career-high in points scored in a single game.

    • Michael Jordan ranked #1 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 Players of All Time.

    • Michael Jordan weighs 216 pounds.

    • Michael Jordan's position was guard.

    • He is the champion of the Dunk Contest, 1987-88.

    • Personal Quote: "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But 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."

    • Salary: Earns about $80 million dollars from Nike and Earned $35 million dollars a year playing in the NBA.

    • He appeared in the 2004 movie Supersize Me.

    • He attended Laney H.S. in Wilmington, NC.

    • He has a tattoo of the Greek letter 'Omega' over his heart, representing Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, of which he is a member.

    • Height: 6' 6".

    • He has three children with Juanita Vanoy named Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

    • He has his own-line of sport clothing called Air Jordan.

    • Michael Jordan signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox in 1994 and was assigned to the team's minor league system. That summer he batted .202 with the Birmingham Barons, a class AA affiliate of the White Sox. Later in the year he batted .252 with the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

    • His documentary was "Michael to the Max" on IMAX.

    • He's mentioned in the movie Like Mike. The movie revolves around a boy who attains Michael Jordan's old basketball shoes, and magically starts playing basketball like Michael Jordan.

    • He is one of the NBA's 50 greatest players of all time.

    • He has won 6 NBA Championships.

    • He is good friends with director/producer/writer Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey.

  • Quotes

    • Michael Jordan: To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.

    • Michael Jordan: Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

    • Michael Jordan: The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

    • Michael Jordan: You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

    • Michael Jordan: 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.

    • Michael Jordan: Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

    • Michael Jordan: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

    • Michael Jordan: The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

    • Michael Jordan: My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

    • Michael Jordan: My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.

    • Michael Jordan: 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.

    • Michael Jordan: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

    • Michael Jordan: If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But 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.

    • Michael Jordan: If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

    • Michael Jordan: I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.

    • Michael Jordan: I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.

    • Michael Jordan: I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results. Michael Jordan

    • MJ: I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

    • MJ: I never thought a role model should be negative.

    • MJ: I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

    • Michael Jordan: I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

    • MJ: Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.

    • MJ: As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

  • the greatest basketball player to ever play the game and haller famer and a man that made a dynasty

    michle jordan can be describe as alot the greatest basketball player a man apart a huge dystasty that went on to win like 7 championships in the 90s and he made the famous air jordans that are the best selling sport shoes. he had alot of great moments in the finals and slam dunk champion on two acations 2 time mvp. and he was huge college basketball star for north calrolina. and is number two on the list for the most 40 point games. i think he has done alot for basketball. michle jordan concird the greatest ever i belive that fraisemoreless
  • Incredible player

    Michael Jordan is perhaps the greatest NBA player to have ever touched a basketball. When he was younger, in high school, he was said not to be good enough for his high school team and responded by working diligently to improve and eventually become a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels. He had enormous success at UNC, and was drafted into the NBA by the Chicago Bulls. Along with Scottie Pippin, the two would form a dynamic duo that would lead to an eventual six NBA Championships and named one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History." He also stepped into baseball, with not nearly as much success.moreless