Michael Jordan

Professional National Basketball Association Player and Businessman
Born Feb 17, 1963

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player, active entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. " Jordan 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Jordan.


1963 Birth Born on February 17, 1963.


1981 18 Years Old Jordan was recruited by numerous college basketball programs, including Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. In 1981, Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina, where he majored in cultural geography. … Read More
1982 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982. … Read More


1984 - 1986 3 More Events
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Jordan led the league in scoring again in the 1987–88 season, averaging 35. ppg on 53.5% shooting and won his first league MVP Award. … Read More
1988 25 Years Old In the 1988–89 season, Jordan again led the league in scoring, averaging 32.5 ppg on 53.8% shooting from the field, along with 8 rpg and 8 assists per game (apg). … Read More
1989 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The Bulls entered the 1989–90 season as a team on the rise, with their core group of Jordan and young improving players like Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, and under the guidance of new coach Phil Jackson. … Read More
1990 27 Years Old In the 1990–91 season, Jordan won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 ppg on 53.9% shooting, 6. rpg, and 5.5 apg for the regular season. … Read More
1991 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". … Read More


Coincidentally, Jordan and the Bulls met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals. … Read More
Jordan then further surprised the sports world by signing a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox on February 7, 1994.
In March 1995, Jordan decided to quit baseball due to the ongoing Major League Baseball strike, as he wanted to avoid becoming a potential replacement player.
1996 33 Years Old …  After Jordan received word of his being accepted into the Hall of Fame, he selected Class of 1996 member David Thompson to present him.
1997 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  During the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, Jordan posted the first triple double in All-Star Game history in a victorious effort; however, he did not receive the MVP award.
2000 37 Years Old …  On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards. … Read More
He managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players (such as forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland), but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown, who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old 1 More Event
With the recognition that 2002–03 would be Jordan's final season, tributes were paid to him throughout the NBA. … Read More


The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan never played for the team.
Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006, and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In August 2009, the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, opened a Michael Jordan exhibit containing items from his college and NBA careers, as well as from the 1992 "Dream Team".


2014 51 Years Old In June 2014, Jordan was named the first NBA player to become a billionaire, after he increased his stake in the Charlotte Hornets from 80% to 89.5%.
He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. … Read More
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