Michael Jordan’s greatest moments in time
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ABOUT MICHAEL JORDAN
The best thing to happen to basketball. Michael Jordan was drafted 1st in the 1984 draft, 3rd overall after Hakeem Olajuwan (Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (Portland Trailblazer).
MJ was born in Brooklyn but his father moved the family to Wilmington NC at a very, very young age. For those who don’t remember, Michael’s father, James Jordan Sr. was shot to death in July 1993 while sleeping in his car at a rest stop in North Carolina. His body was dumped off a bridge in South Carolina and recovered 11 days later. Two men were convicted and given life sentences.
Michael was recruited by numerous college basketball programs, including Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. In 1981, Michael took North Carolina up on their offer and majored in cultural geography.
In his first game in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, Jordan received a standing ovation of almost one minute.
After he scored a playoff record 63 points against the Boston Celtics on April 20, 1986, Bird described him as “God disguised as Michael Jordan”.
Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons (NBA record) and tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven consecutive scoring titles.
He made the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times.
Jordan also holds the top career regular season and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game, respectively.
Jordan’s total of 5,987 points in the playoffs is the second-highest in NBA history.
He retired with 32,292 points in regular season play.
With five regular-season MVPs, six Finals MVPs and three All-Star Game MVPs, Jordan is the most decorated player in NBA history.
Jordan finished among the top three in regular-season MVP voting 10 times and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
He is one of only seven players in history to win an NCAA championship, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal (doing so twice with the 1984 and 1992 U.S. men’s basketball teams).
Since 1976, the year of the NBA’s merger with the American Basketball Association, Jordan and Pippen are the only two players to win six NBA Finals playing for one team.
The house that Jordan built is the United Center, it’s where the Bulls and Blackhawks play. The UC replaced the familiar, long-standing, loud “Madhouse on Madison”, the Chicago Stadium.
Jordan left basketball rather abruptly and decided he wanted to play baseball. In 1994, he played minor league baseball for the Scottsdale Scorpions where he had a .202 average. By 1995, he had enough and returned to basketball but not in time to save the Bulls. The next “3-Peat” would have to wait ’til the next year.
In 2016, President Obama awarded Michael Jordan (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabaar) and others, from other professions, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
We thought it’d be cool to leave you with MJ’s trash talking best moments. While he’d kill you on the court, he had more than one way to just decimate you on the court and this video proves it.