BY: NASHANETTE RODRIGUEZ

MICHAEL JORDAN

Birth and Family ( summary )

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. He is the fourth child in the family with two older brothers Larry and James, one older sister Delores, and one younger sister Roslyn.



a little bit about him



He scored 32,292 points in his career as an NBA player.

  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 216 lbs.
  • Date Of Birth: February 17, 1963
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • College: North Carolina '84
  • Position: G-F
  • Draft: 3rd overall, Chicago Bulls, 1984

  • Michael Jordan is considered by many to be the best athlete in the world. Even though he retired for good in 2003.



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    Career Highlights, and Awards

  • Five time NBA MVP - 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998.
  • Six NBA Titles with the Bulls.
  • Rookie of the Year - 1984.
  • Fourteen-time NBA All-Star.
  • Defensive Player of the Year - 1988.
  • Two Olympic gold medals - 1984 and 1992.
  • Ten-time All-NBA First Team.
  • Nine-time All-Defense First Team.
  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
  • Ranks #1 in NBA history with 10 scoring titles.
  • Ranks #1 in NBA history with six NBA Finals MVP's.
  • Ranks #1 in NBA history with a 30.1 career scoring average.
  • Bulls' all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists, steals, games, field-goals made and attempted, and free-throws made and attempted.
  • Won Slam Dunk Contest in 1987 and 1988.
  • Named MVP of the 1988, 1996, and 1998 All-Star Games.
  • Scored career high 69 points against Cleveland on 3/28/90.
  • During the 1986 - 1987 season became only the second player in NBA history to score 3,000 in a season (Wilt Chamberlain was the first).
  • Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year - 1991.
  • 2000 ESPY Athlete of the Century.
  • 2000 ESPY Male Athlete Decade Award - 1990s.
  • 2000 ESPY Pro Basketballer Decade Award - 1990s.
  • 2000 ESPY Play of the Decade - for his right to left-handed scoop shot in the 1991 Finals against the Lakers.
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    QUOTES

    "some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."

    - Michael Jordan


    "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."

    - Michael Jordan


    "I've failed over and over and over again in my life.......... That is why I SUCCEED."

    - Michael Jordan


    "The key to success is failure." - Michael Jordan


    "If nobody will help you do it alone." - Michael Jordan


    "I've never been afraid to fail." - Michael Jordan


    "If you quit once it becomes a habit, NEVER QUIT." - Michael Jordan

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