Michael Jordan

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In History
  • Born

    Born
    Who knew he would become the best player in the NBA.
  • High School and College Basketball

    High School and College Basketball
    In high school, MJ was deemed too short to play varsity basketball. He only played his junior and senior years averaging 25.4 points and eventually signed with the University of North Carolina to play college. In 1983, MJ led the Tar Heels to the NCAA National Championship where he would hit his famous game-winner against Georgetown. In his sophomore and junior years, he was selected player of the year and selected to the NCAA All-American First Team. He declared for the draft in 1984.
  • 1984 Olympics

    1984 Olympics
    Jordan earns the gold medal in basketball at the 1984 olympics in Los Angeles
  • Draft Day

    Draft Day
    MJ was selected 3rd overall by the Chicago Bulls in 1984
  • NBA Debut

    NBA Debut
    MJ dropped 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists.
  • Rookie Of The Year

    Rookie Of The Year
    Jordan wins rookie of the year for the 1984-85 season.
  • Nike Shoe Deal

    Nike Shoe Deal
    After being named rookie of the year, Nike offered Michael Jordan a shoe deal for $500,000 per year for 5 years.
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year and MVP

    NBA Defensive Player Of The Year and MVP
    Jordan was named defensive player of the year and MVP.
  • 1991 NBA Champions

    1991 NBA Champions
    MJ led the bulls to their first ever franchise NBA championship by defeating the LA Lakers 4-1. He also won finals MVP by scoring an average of 31.3 points per game.
  • 1992 Olympics

    1992 Olympics
    Jordan was invited to the 1992 Summer Olympics where they would win every game by around 40 points. They would become the "dream team."
  • 1992 NBA Champions

    1992 NBA Champions
    MJ led the Bulls to a second NBA championship in two years by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 4-2. Jordan averaged 35.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6.5 assists.
  • 1993 NBA Champions

    1993 NBA Champions
    MJ led the Bulls to a third strait title by defeating the Suns 4-2. Jordan won another finals MVP by averaging 41 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. This was the first time in 27 years that an NBA team has won three titles in a row.
  • First Retirement

    First Retirement
    MJ stunned the basketball world by announcing his retirement to enter the MLB.
  • Signing With Chicago White Sox

    Signing With Chicago White Sox
    Jordan signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox where he would play for a year in AAA baseball. This was in part due to the fact that his recently deceased father loved baseball.
  • Return To The NBA

    Return To The NBA
    After one year with the Barons, MJ decided to return to the Bulls for the 1995-96 season.
  • Space Jam

    Space Jam
    Michael Jordan starred in his first movie with Bugs Bunny and all the other Looney Toons characters in the hit movie Space Jam.
  • 1996 NBA Champions

    1996 NBA Champions
    For the fourth time, MJ led the Bulls to the 1996 NBA championship and defeated the Seattle Supersonics 4-2. He won another finals MVP by averaging 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.67 steals per game.
  • 1997 NBA Champions

    1997 NBA Champions
    Again MJ would lead the Bulls to their fifth title and defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2. Once again Jordan won finals MVP by averaging 32.3 points 7 rebounds, and 6 assists per game.
  • Greatest 50 Players In NBA

    Greatest 50 Players In NBA
    Jordan was voted by a panel of media, former players and coaches, general managers and team executives as one of the greatest 50 players to ever play.
  • 1998 NBA Champions

    1998 NBA Champions
    Another One! MJ brings home his sixth NBA title by defeating the Utah Jazz once again 4-2. Jordan won finals MVP by averaging 33.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
  • Second Retirement

    Second Retirement
    After winning the 1998 NBA Championship, MJ decided to retire from basketball again.
  • ESPY Athlete Of The Century

    ESPY Athlete Of The Century
    Was given the award during the ESPY's of athlete of the century.
  • Another Return To The NBA

    Another Return To The NBA
    After accepting a management position in 2000 with the Washington Wizards, MJ was invited to join them in the 2001-02 season.
  • Final Retirement

    Final Retirement
    After the 2003 season Michael Jordan decided to retire from the NBA for the third and last time.
  • Owner Of The Charlotte Bobcats

    Owner Of The Charlotte Bobcats
    In 2006, MJ bought a large stake in the Charlotte Bobcats which today are known as the Charlotte Hornets.