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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Name: Michael Jeffry Jordan
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth date: February 17, 1963
Parents: James Raymond Jordan and Deloris Jordan
Brothers/sisters: Delores Jordan, Roslyn Jordan, James R. Jordan Jr. and Larry Jordan
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Afro-American
Wife: Juanita Vanoy Jordan (maried on September 2, 1989, divorced on December 29, 2006)
Children: Marcus James Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan and Jasmine Michael
Occupation: actor, former professional basketball player
Studies: Ogden Elementary School, Trask Junior High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Emsley A. Laney High School and University of North Carolina (earned a basketball scholarship and majored in geography)

Biography and Career :

Michael Jordan (full name Michael Jeffrey Jo rdan) was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, but his family decided to move to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was still a toddler. He is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman.

Michael Jordan is the fourth of five children, having two olderbrothers and an older and younger sister.

Michael Jordan's dad worked hard at an electric plant while his mom labored full-time at a bank. Michael Jordan's parents worked hard to provide him and his siblings with a comfortable lifestyle.

As a child, Michael Jordan played baseball, basketball and football. His preferred sport at the time was baseball but after Michael Jordan began spending a lot of time on the basketball court, his outlook changed. Because his older and taller brother, Larry, continuously kept beating him when they played one-on-one, Michael Jordan was determined to become a better player.

Ironically, in 1978, when Michael Jordan attended Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, he was cut from the varsity team. Instead of giving up, however, Michael Jordan fought through adversity and became the greatest basketball player in the world.

Between the 10th and 11th grade,Michael Jordan grew from 5'11" to 6'3", and because he had improved greatly as a player, he made the varsity team the following year. Michael Jordan played so well in his junior season that he was invited to attend the Five-Star Camp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the summer before his senior year.

By the time Michael Jordan was finishing his senior year at Laney, he had grown to 6'5" and attained a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina. Michael Jordan's ever-growing popularity began at UNC where he made a last minute game-winning shot in the NCAA championship game.

In the summer of 1984,Michael Jordan played on the US Men's Olympic Basketball Team under head coach Bobby Knight. The team had such college players as Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin (NBA players weren't allowed to compete in the Games until 1992). Michael Jordan's plays quickly awed the other teams.

Michael Jordan scored 14 points against China, 20 against Canada and 16 against Uruguay. The US won all eight of the games by an average of 32.1 points per game. Michael Jordan led the team in scoring with an average of 17.1 points per game. Two months after the Olympics,Michael Jordan played his first regular-season game with the Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan immediately proved that he belonged in the big leagues and his acrobatic moves and hang-time won him the infamous nickname Air Jordan. His basketball skills and allure made him the perfect key figure to market both Nike products and the NBA.

Jordan led the Bulls to three consecutive World Championships (1991, 1992 and 1993). Michael Jordan retired from the NBA preceding the 1993/94 season after the mysterious death of his father and after rumors about his gambling addictions began to circulate.

After proving that he was the best basketball player in the world, Michael Jordan sought a new challenge and decided to try his hand at professional baseball. Michael Jordan played outfielder for the Birmingham Barons, affiliates of the Chicago White Sox. Michael Jordan quickly realized that he was not cutout for baseball after a disappointing season.

In 1995, Michael Jordan made a surprise return to basketball right before the playoffs but unfortunately, the Bulls didn't win the Championship. In 1996, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to their best regular season record and the fourth Championship title in six years. He also took a shot at the silver screen, where he starred alongside Bugs Bunny in the animated comedy Space Jam.

Michael Jordan decided to retire after winning his last Championship in 1999. He has decided to dedicate his life to his wife Juanita, and their three children, Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. Michael Jordan resides in Highland Park where he is happily enjoying his retirement.

Why we like Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan was loved especially for his outstanding scoring style. His complex slam dunks from the free throw line were unique and became legendary. Because of them, he received the nickname: „Air Jordan".

Why is Michael Jordan famous?

Michael Jordan is the biggest basketball player of all times. During his long career at Chicago Bulls, he received numerous awards and titles. Michael Jordan remains in the history as „Air Jordan".

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  • Vivica Fox

  • Juanita Vanoy (1989 - 2006)

  • Nicole Mitchell (2007)

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    Date Added: 02 August '13

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