Michael Jordan
Michael and his passion for the game are unmatched!

The NBA has seen several Basketball Stars from all over the globe. It has seen the likes of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Patrick Erwin. In the modern era, someone like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant take the honors. But there is one player who takes the title for the “Greatest Basketball Player of All Time”. It is “Michael Jordan”. Imagine having an exclusive line of Nike sneakers named after you! This is exactly what Michael Jordan has. Michael is an all-time legend. From being part of the Dream Team to claiming the title with the Lakers, Jordan has been there and done it all. Here’s a look at Michael Jordan’s Life: – 

Michael Jordan Family: – 

Jordan was born to James Jordan and Deloris Jordan on 17th February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Jordan is married to Yvette Prieto since 2013 and before that, he was married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006. Jordan has a total of 5 kids. Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Jasmine M. Jordan, Marcus Jordan, Victoria Jordan, Ysabel Jordan. All of the kids are great at academics and two of them are great at the sport that Michael Jordan has dominated.  

Here is a lovely pic of the family!!!

Michael Jordan Early Life: – 

Jordan was born into a well-to-do family. Both his parents had well-working jobs. His mother Deloris Jordan was a bank employee and his father James Jordan Sr was an equipment manager. Jordan went to Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he busted on the scene in his athletic career by playing basketball, baseball, and football. He tried out for the varsity basketball team during his second year of college; at 5’11” (1.80 m), he was deemed a little short to play at that level. His taller friend Harvest Leroy Smith was the only second-year undergrad to make the roster. 

Michael Jordan Debut and Gameplay: – 

Michael Jordan was picked by the Chicago Bulls as 3rd overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan could have been the first pick but the first two teams were looking for a center while Jordan played Shooting Guard. Michael Jordan is undoubtedly the most dominant player in NBA history. He was shooting over players like Shaq, Scottie Pippen and taking on legends like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. His gameplay was the best. His vision on the pitch, his agility, and athleticism was second to none. And more than anything else it was his charisma for the game he loved the most.  

Jordan made an impact from the first season itself!

Michael lived by the mantra to do or die. He always went for the kill and grabbed the opportunity. He was successful in guarding some of the best NBA attackers in the form of John Stockton! Michael Jordan worked very hard at the gym. Michael Jordan did not have the best of routines. But he was very passionate about the game and worked hard. He slept late in the night as claimed by many of his colleagues but that doesn’t overwrite the fact that Michael literally trained his ass off during the day. He worked for 7-8 hours on the court. His shooting abilities came from good timing and great judgment.

Michael Jordan Records: – 

Michael Jordan played an immense 1072 games. Of the game, she played he ended on the victorious side in 659 of them! That is over 60% of the win rate. This is the best for an individual of the pre-modern era of basketball. He amassed a total of 32292 points throughout his career. He averaged 30.1 points every game. That is the best that a player can have in one game of a season. This man was an absolute beast.  

Michael Jordan Achievements: – 

Micahel Jordan is adjudged as MVP for a record 5 times!
  • 6 times an NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998) 
  • 6 times the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1991–1993, 1996–1998) 
  • 5 times the overall NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998) 
  • Featured in 14 NBA All-Star (1985–1993, 1996–1998, 2002, 2003) 
  • 3 times named as the NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) 
  • 10 times named in the All-NBA First Team (1987–1993, 1996–1998) 
  • Once named an All-NBA Second Team (1985) 
  • Adjudged as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988) 
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988–1993, 1996–1998) 
  • Named NBA Rookie of the Year (1985) his second season of career! 
  • Once named NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985) 
  • 10-time NBA scoring champion (1987–1993, 1996–1998) 
  • 3 times NBA steals leader (1988, 1990, 1993) 
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1987, 1988) 
  • No. 23 retired by Chicago Bulls as respect. 
  • No. 23 retired by Miami Heat as respect. 
  • 3 times AP Athlete of the Year (1991–1993) 
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (1991) 
  • Named in the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996) 
  • Adjudged as NCAA champion (1982) 
  • Adjudged National college player of the year (1984) 
  • 2 times Consensus first-team All-American (1983, 1984) 
  • Claimed the ACC Player of the Year (1984) 
  • 2 times First-team All-ACC (1983, 1984) 
  • Secured the ACC Rookie of the Year (1982) 
  • No. 23 retired by North Carolina Tar Heels as an honor. 
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1983, 1984) 
  • Named as McDonald’s All-American (1981) 
  • First-team Parade All-American (1981) 
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016) 
  • Featured in NBA Hall of Fame. (2009). 
  • Featured in Dream Team 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  
  • 3 times Olympics medalist for the United States of America. 1984, 1988, 1992.