Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982. Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick, and quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring.
|Born:||February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York|
|Listed height:||6 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight:||216 lb|
|High school:||Emsley A. Laney, (Wilmington, North Carolina)|
|College:||North Carolina (1981–1984)|
|NBA draft:||Round: 1 / Pick: 3, Chicago Bulls|
|Facebook:||Michael Jordan's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Michael Jordan's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Michael Jordan's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Michael Jordan
Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as "Air Jordan." He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion, 6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
He didn't make the varsity squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5'11".
He was a noted product endorser and famously dunked from the free-throw line during a slam-dunk competition, leading Gatorade to launch a marketing campaign with the slogan Like Mike.
His father was tragically murdered in July 1993, causing Jordan to enter his first retirement from basketball in October. He had two sons, Jeffrey and Marcus, and a daughter, Jasmine, with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. He then had two daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, with his second wife, Yvette Prieto.
He had a longstanding friendship with Charles Barkley. Jordan's Bulls defeated Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA finals.
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