Michael Jordan

michael-jordonMichael Jeffery Jordan is one of the most revered name on the planet of basketball. Born on February 17, 1963, in NYC, Jordan was accountable for making the NBA famous (during the 80s and 90s). He is the 4th youngest child of James R. Jordan, Sr. and Deloris Jordan.

He developed his interest for basketball and baseball in Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. Originally he was declined by the basketball coach as a result of his poor elevation. Jordan grew from 5′ 11″ to 6′ 3″ in a couple of months with the assistance of intensive training to get on the basketball team. He got a basketball scholarship in 1981 from UNC due to his excellent records in schools. He made the game winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game in which UNC won the title.

He began his pro basketball career in 1984 by signing up with NBA’s Chicago Bulls. He instantly ended up being a popular NBA player by his scoring and jumping abilities. A month after signing up with the Bulls, Jordan was on the cover page of Sports Illustrated with the title “A Star is Born.” He was nicknamed “Air Jordan” after he did the popular slam-dunk from the foul line. He obtained his 1st NBA champion in 1991 and came to be a well-known player afterwards. He went on to win three more NBA championships back to back (1991-1993).

In 1993, Jordan took a temporarily retirement from basketball, to seek his passion in baseball, and most likely because the murder of his father the same year. However, in 1995, he went back to the NBA and won championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He retired once again in 1999 and returned in 2001 with the Wizards. He played with them until 2003.