23 Michael Jordan Facts

Here are 23 facts about Michael Jordan, the basketball legend.

  1. Michael Jordan was born on 17th February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. He is 6′ 6″ tall.

  1. Michael moved from Brooklyn to North Carolina when he was very young, and he went to high school in Wilmington.
  2. In high school he played baseball, football and basketball.
  3. He received a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina and he made the winning shot against Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA Championship game. The Georgetown team featured Patrick Ewing.
  4. Jordan entered the 1984 NBA Draft and was selected third by the Chicago Bulls. Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie were chosen in front of him.
  5. Michael Jordan averaged 28.2 points per game in his rookie season and he was voted onto the All-Star team.
  6. During the 1986-87 season, Michael Jordan averaged more than 37 points per game.
  7. Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won three straight NBA Championships from 1990-91 to 1992-93. In this stretch, Jordan won two regular season MVP awards, and three straight NBA Finals MVP awards.
  8. Jordan retired from basketball in October 1993 and signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox. He played for the Birmingham Barons in 1994.
  9. He came out of retirement for the 1994-95 NBA season.
  10. With Michael Jordan back in the line-up, the Chicago Bulls went on to win the NBA Championship in 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98.
  11. In January 1999, Michael Jordan retired from the NBA, as a player, for the second time.
  12. In 2000, Michael Jordan became the part-owner of the Washington Wizards NBA team. In 2001, Jordan came out of retirement again and played the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons for the Wizards.
  13. Jordan was a member of the ‘Dream Team’, the US basketball team which competed at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, winning the gold medal. This team was made up of some of the greatest ever NBA players, including: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen.
  14. In 2010, Jordan bought the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team.
  15. Jordan played the shooting guard position.
  16. He won five regular-season MVP awards, scored over 30,000 points, six NBA finals MVP awards, led the NBA in scoring for ten seasons, and he was an NBA All-Defensive First Team member nine times.
  17. Jordan was known for his athletic ability and his vertical leap and was nicknamed ‘Air Jordan’ and ‘His Airness’.
  18. Jordan starred alongside Bugs Bunny in the 1996 movie Space Jam.
  19. He has five children.
  20. Jordan wore the number 23.
  21. Nike produce the Air Jordan shoe, which is still massively popular today.