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Michael Jordan - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1963    
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality: United States
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Sportswriters spared no superlatives on Michael Jordan, a 6'6" shooting guard whose unearthly talents took him to the heights of commercial celebrity and dominance in the sport of basketball and made him oft-labeled the player of all time. Jordan leapt onto the national stage with a last-second jump-shot to seal UNC's 1982 NCAA Championship. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he lit up the National Basketball Association with gravity-defying dunks and acrobatic scoring bursts. He became the league's perennial scoring leader, but it would take the mentoring of coach Phil Jackson to add substance to Jordan's flash. He morphed into a true team player in leading the Bulls to their first-ever title in 1991. Jordan drove the Bulls to five more championships through 1998, interrupted only by Quixotic mid-career "retirement" to take a shot at big-league baseball. A true celebrity, he became a ubiquitous presence in advertising and even starred in a big-budget film alongside Bugs Bunny. After retiring and taking a front-office job with Washington Wizards, he suited up a... Read More
Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"
Became majority owner and head of basketball operations for Charlotte Bobcats
Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
2000 - 2003
Became part owner and President of Basketball Operations for Washington Wizards; briefly came out of retirement to play during 2001-02 season, but only lasted 60 games due to knee injury
Announced second retirement from basketball
Made feature acting debut opposite Looney Tunes characters in "Space Jam"
Announced return to basketball