Michael Jordan is a former NBA player; he is regarded by many to be the greatest NBA player to play the game. A shooting guard from 1984 to 2003, Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. He currently owns the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise.Continue Reading
Michael Jordan won six NBA titles with Chicago in addition to five regular-season MVP and six Finals MVP awards. In the NBA, Jordan holds the record for most PPG (points per game) both in the regular and post-seasons. A 14-time All Star, Jordan is also recognized for retiring from the game of basketball three separate times. First in 1993, which he followed with a short career in professional baseball playing for White Sox minor league team, the Birmingham Barons. Jordan returned to the NBA in 1995, only to retire in 1998, and return once more to play for the Washington Wizards until finally leaving the game for good in 2003.
In addition to his athletic exploits, Michael Jordan is also famous for the way he marketed his name. The first player to receive multi-million dollar endorsements during his career, he was also the inspiration behind Nike's "Air Jordan" brand, as well as starring in the film "Space Jam." In 2004, Jordan owned a motorcycle racing team, and in 2006, became part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Learn more about Athletes
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 >
Michael Jordan shot 49.7 percent from the field in his career, and he made 83.5 percent of his free throws. He also connected on 32.7 percent of his shots from three-point range. Jordan averaged 30.1 points per game during the regular season.Full Answer >
Businesses owned by basketball icon Michael Jordan include seven restaurants, a car dealership and an 80 percent stake of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. The superstar earned more than $90 million in 2013 through his business ventures and endorsements, boasting a net worth of about $750 million.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan's career field goal percent is 0.497, but his most impressive season was in 1990-1991 playing for the Chicago Bulls when he averaged 0.539 percent field goals made. His career average of minutes per game is 38.3 minutes. During his 15-year career in the NBA from 1984 through 2003, Michael Jordan was one of the most impressive basketball players of all time.Full Answer >