Michael Jordan

Greatest NBA Player of All Time

Who is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan was a very famous NBA basketball player that was on the Chicago Bulls and Wizards. He played from 1984 to 2003. He won 6 NBA championships (all with Chicago). MJ was also a 5 time NBA MVP and won 2 slam dunk contest titles. Michael Jordan is known for the Air Jordan as seen in the far right picture below. Michael was a 14 time all-star out of his 18 seasons.

Michael Jordan's Life Before Fame

Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were James and Delores Jordan. He has four siblings: 2 older brothers, a younger sister and an older sister. He moved to Wilmington, North Carolina as a young child and attended Trask Middle School where he achieved certificates in basketball and football. His grades were low until he went to Laney High School where he averaged a B+. He was cut from the Varsity team his first year. He grew 5 inches before next season and he averaged 25 points per game and became the first person in high school history to average a triple-double. He eventually led his team to the State Championship. Michael also pitched 45 consecutive scoreless innings in high school for his baseball team. He would stick with basketball though and he would play for the North Carolina Tarheels and get drafted by the Chicago Bulls as the number 3 overall draft pick.