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Born February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, NY

Born into a family of 7 (3 boys, 2 girls) he is the 2nd youngest.

When he was young he played baseball and
pitched a one-hitter game and was voted MVP

At Laney High School in Wilmington N.C., he
participated in Basketball, Baseball, Football, and Track

In high school he kept a B+ average

Michael went on to play basketball at the University of North Carolina

As a freshman in college he scored a jump shot
that gave N.C. the NCAA championship in 1982

Voted college player of the year in 1984

As a junior in college, he was made eligible for the NBA. (1984)

In 3 seasons at N.C., he averaged 17.7 points per game.

He was the #3 pick by the Chicago Bulls. (Akeem Olajuwon #1)

He was voted rookie of the year

In 1984 he was co-captain of the gold-metal winning U.S. Olympic team

Finished his rookie year averaging 28.2 points per game

3 games into ‘85-‘86 season he broke a bone
in his left foot and was out for 64 games

In 1985 he married Juanita Vanoy and they now
have 3 kids, Jeffery, Marcus, and Jasmine

In ‘86-‘87 season He scored a career average
high with 37.1 points per game

Won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1987 and 1988, also participating in 1985

On February 26, 1987 he sank an NBA record of 23 points in a row

The ‘87-‘88 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Voted MVP in ‘87-‘88 season

In ‘87-‘88 season he had the high score 81 out of 82 games

He scored a career game high against the Cleveland
Cavaliers in ‘89-‘90 season with 69 points

He was voted NBA finals MVP in ‘90-‘91 season
In ’90-91 season Michael and the Bulls
took home the NBA championship

Michael and the Bulls took another championship in ’91-’92 season

3 peat in ’92-’93 season with the Bulls, and Jordan voted MVP again.

Michael’s dad James Jordan was murdered October 6, 1993

Michael announced retirement and did not play in ’93-’94 season.

In 1994 he played minor league baseball for the Birmingham Barons

In his one year Baseball career he hit 3
home runs, 51 RBI’s and stole 30 bases

In ’94-’95 season Michael returned back to
the NBA and averaged 32 points per game

He was voted into the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996

In ’95-’96, ’96-’97, and ’97-’98 the Bulls
won another 3 peat championship

Notched his 28th career triple-double, with 30 points, 11 rebounds
and 10 assists, against the Toronto Raptors on 4/14/97

1998 was Michael’s last season for the Bulls

He scored winning basket with 5.2 seconds remaining on the clock
to win NBA championship in 1998 against Utah Jazz 87-86

Closed the 1997-98 season as the Bulls' all-time franchise leader in
points, rebounds (5,836), assists (5,012), steals, games (930), field-
goals made and attempted and free-throws made and attempted (8,115)

He was the first player in the league history
with 200 steals and 100 blocks in a season

Led the NBA in steals in 1987-88 (3.16 spg),
1989-90 (2.77 spg) and 1992-93 (2.83 spg)

Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading
the league in field-goals made (10) and attempted (10)

Holds the NBA record for most seasons
leading the league in scoring (10)

Holds the NBA Finals record for highest
single-series scoring average (41.0 ppg in 1993)

Holds the NBA Playoffs record for highest
career scoring average (33.4 ppg)

Upon retiring in 1997-98, ranked as the all-time NBA Finals
leader in three-pointers made (42) and ranked second in
three-point attempts (114), third in points (1,176), fourth
in steals (62), fifth in field-goals made (438), sixth in assists
(209) and free-throws made (258), seventh in field-goals
attempted (911) and eighth in free-throws attempted (320)

Upon retiring in 1997-98, ranked as the all-time NBA Playoffs leader
in field-goals attempted (4,497), free-throws made (1,463) and
attempted (1,766) and steals (376), second in field-goals
made (2,188), fourth in assists (1,022) and three-point
attempts (446) and sixth in three-pointers made (148)

Holds the NBA record for most consecutive
games scoring in double-digits (840)

Shares the NBA record with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive
seasons leading the league in scoring (seven, 1986-87 to 1992-93)

He was the 1st player since Wilt Chamberlain
to top 3,000 points in a season

Shares the NBA record with Karl Malone for most
seasons with 2,000 or more points (11)

Holds the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in
one half (20 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most free-
throws attempted in one half (23 in the same game)

Shares the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in
one quarter (14 against the Utah Jazz on 11/15/89 and against the
Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most most free-throws attempted
in one quarter (23 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92)

Entering 2001-02, ranked first in NBA history in scoring average
(31.5 ppg), third in steals (2,306), fourth in points (29,277), fifth in
field-goals made (10,962), sixth in field-goals attempted (21,686),
and seventh in free-throws made (6,798)

Record nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection
(1987-88 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)

Member of 6 Chicago Bulls championships teams

Named MVP 5 times (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98)

Named the MVP of the 1988, 1996 and 1998 NBA All-Star Games

All-time NBA All-Star Game leader in steals (33) and ranks
second in field-goal attempts (193), third in points (234)
and ninth in assists (49) and free-throw attempts (50)

Notched the first triple-double in All-Star Game history,
with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, in the
1997 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland

Holds the NBA All-Star Game career record
for highest scoring average (21.3 ppg)

Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection
(1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)

Participated in 13 NBA all star games

Six-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player