Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Jordan is an American ex-professional NBA player who played 13 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and two seasons with the Washington Wizards.Continue Reading
Jordan was drafted into the NBA in 1984. He joined the Chicago Bulls and became a basketball sensation from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. Jordan, popularly known by his initials M.J., was a six-time NBA champion, winning five Most Valuable Player or MVP awards and six NBA Finals MVP awards. In 1999, he was named by ESPN as the greatest North American athlete in the 20th century.
Jordan's other monikers include "Air Jordan" and "His Airness" due to his incredible leaping ability and air time during slam dunk contests.Learn more about Athletes
According to the NBA, Michael Jordan is 6 feet, 6 inches tall. Known as the greatest basketball player ever, Jordan was cut from the varsity basketball team as a 5-foot, 11-inch, skinny high school sophomore.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan wore number 45 when he returned to the National Basketball Association (NBA) in March 1995 because he said he would never wear number 23 again as it was the last number his father, who had passed away prior to that, saw him play in. He switched to his classic number 23 in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and, as a result, the Bulls had to pay a $25,000 fine.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan has a total of five children, including two sons and three daughters. His children are the products of multiple unions.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan won five regular season Most Valuable Player awards during his career with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan earned MVP honors for the 1987-88, 90-91, 91-92, 95-96 and 97-98 seasons.Full Answer >