Nicknames: Michael Jordan
Birth Date: 17 February 1963
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
NBA Experience: 13 seasons
Profession: Basketball Player
Contact Information :
5335 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington D.C. 20015
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He is the best known athlete in the world and a leading soccer player of NBA (National Basketball Association). From his childhood he was playing basketball and football. He accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina and as a freshman he gained the popularity by scoring the points in the 1982 NCAA championship game against the Hoyas of Georgetown.
Michael Jordan played 13 seasons for Bulls; also he won six NBA Championships for the year 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998. He was league Most Valuable Player five times 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1998. In 1985 he was also named Rookie of the Year and in 1988 Defensive Player of the Year.
After retiring from the profession of basketball he turned himself towards his childhood dream of becoming a professional baseball. He signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox of the American League and reported to spring training, and was assigned to the team's minor league system.
Apart from his sports career he also made appearances in television commercials. He was acted in the Warner Bros part-animated film Space Jam (1996). A Nike commercial in the 1991 Super Bowl where he and Bugs Bunny played basketball against some Martians inspired the 1996 live action / animated movie Space Jam. You can find out his movies at Michael Jordan's filmography.
Michael Jordan - Biography
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on 17th Febraury 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, to James and Delores Jordan. But his family decided to move to Wilminton, North Carolina. He is the fourth of five children, having two older brothers and an older and younger sister.
As a child Jordan played baseball, basketball and football. He preffred spot at the time was baseball but after spending a lot of time on the basketball court his outlook changed. Because of continuously getting beatten by his older and taller brother he decided to become a better player.
In 1978 when jorden attended Laney High School in Wilmington, north Carolina, he was cut and from the varsity team. Instead of giving up he fought and became the hreatest basketball player in the world. After seeing his well performance in his junior season he was invited to attend the Five-Star Camp in Pennesylvania, during summer before his senior year.
By the time Michael Jordan was finishing his senior year at Laneys he attained a scholarship from the University of North Carolina. Jordans popularity begans at UNC where he had made a last minute game winning shot in NCAA championship game.
In the summer of 1984, Jordan played on the Men's Olympic basketball team under head coach Bobby Knight. Two months after the Olympics, Michael Jordan played his first regular season game with the Chicago bulls. His arobic moves and hang-time won him the famous nickname air Jordan.
Michael Jordan's basketball skills and allure made him the perfect key figure to market both nike products and the NBA. Jordan led the Bull to three consecutive World Championships. After the season of 1993-94 he retired form the NBA because of his father's death.
After that he decided to try his hand at professional baseball. He played outfielder for the Birmingham Narons, affiliates of the Chicago White Sox. Jordan quickly realize that he was not suitable for baseball after disappointing season. In 1995 Michael Jordan decided to return back to basketball profession.
Jordan married to Juanita and they have three children Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. In 2002 he suffered a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for the rest of the season and experienced stomy wedded bliss when wife Juanita announced her desire to file for divorce.
Michael Jordan - Quotes
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
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.
Let's bury these guys and make them think about it.
I don't know about flying, but sometimes it feels like I have these little wings on my feet.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
It doesn't matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
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.
I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis and Elgin Baylor, there never would have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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.
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.
Good things happen. They happen for a reason. Bad things happen. I try to find the positive and move forward.
I took cooking classes when I was younger; girls weren't interested in me, and I thought I may be alone for the rest of my life.
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.
When I step onto the court, l'm ready to play. If you're going up against me, you'd better be ready. If you're not going to compete, l will dominate you.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
Michael Jordan - Awards & Achievements
Here you can find all the history of Michael Jordan's awards and achievements.
1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98 NBA Most Valuable Player Award
1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
1988, 1996, 1998 NBA All-Star MVP Award
1987-88 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award
1984-85 NBA Rookie of the Year Award
1984 Naismith College Player of the Year
1984 John R. Wooden Award
1984 Adolph Rupp Trophy
1983-84 ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
1987, 1988 Two NBA All-Star Dunk Contest Championships