What do you know about Michael Jordan, in this article, The less known facts about Michael Jordan would be revealed. Michael Jeffrey Jordan also well-known as MJ was born on February 17, 1963. He is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Through reading this article you would be known the other facts about Michael Jordan.
Facts 1 : The Early Life of Michael Jordan
MJ was born on February 17, 1963 in Cumberland in the Fort Greene neighborhood of New York City’s Brooklyn. His father is a Banker. MJ moved with his family to Wilmington, North Carolina. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he highlighted his athletic career by playing basket ball.
Facts 2 : MJ’s Careen in His College
In 1982, Michael Jordan made the game-winning jump shot in the NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, that was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.
Michael Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA draft because he won the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year Awards.
Facts 3 : MJ’s Professional Career in the Early NBA Years
During his rookie season with the bulls. Michael Jordan quickly became a fan favourite even in opposing arenas. Roy S. Johnson of The New York Times described him as “the phenomenal rookie of the Bulls” in November, and Jordan appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the heading “A Star is Born” in December.
Facts 4 : MJ’s Professional Career in Pistons Roadblock
Between 1987-1988, Michael Jordan won his first league MVP Award. Amazingly he was also named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Facts 5 : First Three-peat
Michael Jordan won his second MVP award in 1990-1991 season. Michael Jordan and the Bulls continued the dominance in the 1991-1992 season, establishing a 67-15 record, topping their franchise-record from 1990-1991.
Facts 6 : Gambling
Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Bulls’ playoff run 1993. The author Richard Aquinas wrote a book in 1993 claiming he had $1.25 million from Jordan on the golf course.
Facts 7 : Michael Jordan’s Retirement
Jordan announced his retirement on October 6, 1993 and he said that he had lost his desire to play basketball.
based on his autobiography in 1998, “for the love of the game”, Jordan wrote that he had been preparing for retirement as early as the summer of 1992.
Facts 8 : First Stint in Minor League Baseball
On February 7, 1994, Michael Jordan further surprised the sports world by signing Minor League Baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox. He stated this decision was taken to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a Major League Baseball player.
Facts 9 : Return to the NBA
Michael Jordan decided to quit baseball because he feared become a replacement player during the major league baseball strike . Subsequently, on March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: “I am back”.
Facts 10 : Second Retirement
Jordan decided to his second retirement on January 13, 1999.
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