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Michael Jordan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. After a standout career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' National Championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards. Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009 and was inducted on September 11, 2009. Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. He is the majority owner and head of basketball operations for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats; he recently won a bidding war to buy controlling interest in the team from founding owner Robert L. Johnson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Jordan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 17, 1963 In Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie The NBA's Greatest 100 Plays
Latest Project:
Movie The Making of Trump 2015-11-30
Known For
Poster of My Wife and Kids
Poster of Michael Jordan to the Max
Poster of The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls
Poster of Today
Filmography
Movie The NBA's Greatest 100 Plays Himself 2018
Movie The Making of Trump Himself 2015-11-30
Movie The Dream Team Himself 2012-06-13
Series My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001-03-28
Movie Ultimate Jordan Himself 2001-11-18
Movie Michael Jordan to the Max Himself 2000-05-05
Movie Michael Jordan: His Airness 1999-01-01
Movie Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls himself 1998-07-09
Movie Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season 1997-07-02
Movie Space Jam Himself 1996-11-15
Movie Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond 1996-01-01
Movie The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls 1996-07-16
Movie Michael Jackson - Jam feat. Heavy D Michael Jordan 1993-01-01
Movie Michael Jordan: Air Time 1993-02-24
Movie The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat 1993-07-02
Movie NBA Dream Team Himself 1993-04-06
Movie Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films Himself (Jam) 1993-09-28
Movie Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season 1992-07-23
Series ProStars 1991-09-14
Movie Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory 1991-07-25
Movie Michael Jordan's Playground 1990-01-01
Movie Come Fly With Me 1989-01-26
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14