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Michael Jordan
A smiling bald African American man wearing a silver earring and herringbone jacket
Michael Jordan, 2006
Position(s) Shooting guard
Jersey #(s) 23, 45, 9
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Born February 17, 1963 (1963-02-17) (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Career information
Year(s) 1984–2003
NBA Draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Selected by Chicago Bulls
College University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA)
Points     32,292
Assists     5,633
Steals     2,514
Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
.Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player, active businessman, and current majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.^ Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York.
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^ Michael Jordan , basketball-reference.com, accessed February 8, 2008.

^ By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.

His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."[1] 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 led the Tar Heels to a National Championship in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984.^ NBA Championship/25000#{Michael Jordan .
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^ North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball 1981–1982 NCAA Champions .

^ After a standout career at the University of North Carolina, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984.
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.He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring.^ He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring.

^ He quickly emerged as one of the stars of the league, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring.
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^ Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg,[53] and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.
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.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.^ The Air Jordan 7 is a very unique shoe in the Jordan line as well as a basketball shoe.
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^ 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 as one of the best defensive players in basketball.
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[2] .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.^ All-NBA First Team Selection (1987-1993, 1996-1998) .
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^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls had won their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.

^ Though Jordan abruptly left the NBA in October 1993 to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998).
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.Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards.^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999 , but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards .

^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but he returned for two more NBA seasons as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.
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^ In the offseason, Jordan announced his retirement for the second time.
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.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.^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals.
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^ For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan received the Finals MVP award .

.He holds the NBA records for highest career regular-season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.4 points per game).^ A remarkable force at both ends of the floor, "M.J." ended his 15 NBA seasons with a regular-season scoring average of 30.12 points per game, the highest in NBA history (marginally ahead of Wilt Chamberlain's 30.06).

^ He holds the NBA records for highest career regular-season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.4 points per game).

^ He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs.
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.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.^ Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's list of 20th century athletes.
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^ 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.

^ Ranked #1 by ESPN Sportscentury's Top 100 Athletes of the 20th century .
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He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009 and was inducted on September 11, 2009.[3]
.Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements.^ Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements.
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^ "Endorsement-wise, financially, that's fine and good," said Jordan, who plans to stop endorsing products when his current contracts expire.
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^ An athlete as paid for wearing the products but little else resulted from an endorsement.It's possible that Jordan's reluctant attitude stemmed from this fact as much as his allegiance to Converse and Adidas products.
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He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today.[4] .Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself.^ Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam.
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^ Not that it matters: whether he's on the set of Space Jam or gliding down the court at the United Center, Jordan is the star of the show, and he knows it.

^ The Super Bowl commercial inspired[citation needed] the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement.
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.He is currently majority-owner and head of basketball operations for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan recently won a bidding war to buy controlling interest in the team from founding owner Robert L. Johnson.^ He is the largest individual owner of the team after majority owner Robert L. Johnson.

^ He is currently a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

^ He has the largest individual holding in the team after majority owner Robert L. Johnson.
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Early years

Michael Jordan's jersey in the rafters of The Dean Smith Center
Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Deloris (née Peoples), who worked in banking, and James R. Jordan, Sr., an equipment supervisor.[5] .His family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when he was a toddler.^ His family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, when he was a toddler.
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^ His family moved to Wilmington , North Carolina , when he was a toddler.

^ Early Years Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Before he reached his first birthday, his parents, James and Deloris, moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina, where james built a basketball court in the backyard of the family's new house.
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[6] .Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he anchored his athletic career by playing baseball, football, and basketball.^ He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina and attended Laney High School.
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^ Michael Jordan , the basketball star, ?was cut from his high school team,?
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^ At Emsley A. Laney High School, he became a better student and a three-sport star in football (at quarterback), baseball , and basketball.

.He tried out for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year, but at 5'11" (1.80 m), he was deemed too short to play at that level.^ He tried out for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year, but at 5'11" (1.80 m), he was deemed too short to play at that level and was cut from the team.
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^ He was 5'11 summer of his sophomore year in hs!
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^ He tried out for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year, but at 5'11" (1.80 m), he was deemed too short to play at that level.

.His taller friend, Harvest Leroy Smith, was the only sophomore to make the team.^ His taller friend, Harvest Leroy Smith , was the only sophomore to make the team.

^ How many years have passed since Leroy Smith took “his” place on that varsity team?
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^ In that picture with Dwayne Wade he is clearly tilting his neck forward, making it seem he is only an inch taller than Dwyane Wade, who is 6'3.5''.
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[7]
.Motivated to prove his worth, Jordan became the star of Laney's junior varsity squad, and tallied several 40 point games.^ Michael Jordan 50 Point Games .
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^ Motivated to prove his worth, Jordan became the star of Laney's junior varsity squad, and tallied several 40 point games.

^ JORDAN: The sixty-three-point game?

[7] .The following summer, he grew four inches (10 cm)[1] and trained rigorously.^ The following summer, however, he grew four inches (10 cm)[1] and trained rigorously.
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^ He was cut from the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year because at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) he was deemed underdeveloped, but over the summer he grew four inches (10 cm) and practiced even harder.

.Upon earning a spot on the varsity roster, Jordan averaged about 20 points per game over his final two seasons of high school play.^ He led the league in scoring with an average of 31.5 points per game.
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^ Michael Jordan 50 Point Games .
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^ Upon earning a spot on the varsity roster, Jordan averaged about 20 points per game over his final two seasons of high school play.
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[8][9] .As a senior, he was selected to the McDonald's All-American Team[10] after averaging a triple-double: 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.1 assists.^ As a senior , he was selected to the McDonald's All-American Team 10 after averaging a triple-double : 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds , and 10.1 assists .

^ In his senior season at Laney High, Jordan averaged a triple-double: 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.1 assists.

^ In his senior season at Laney High, Jordan became the only high-school player to average a triple-double: 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.1 assists.
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[11]
.In 1981, Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi and majored in cultural geography.^ Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he majored in geography .

^ In 1981, Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in cultural geography.
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^ Jordan earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , where he majored in geography .
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.As a freshman in coach Dean Smith's team-oriented system, he was named ACC Freshman of the Year after he averaged 13.4 points per game (ppg) on 53.4% shooting (field goal percentage).^ As a freshman in coach Dean Smith 's team-oriented system, he was named ACC Freshman of the Year after he averaged 13.4 points per game (ppg) on 53.4% shooting ( field goal percentage ).

^ He averaged around 13 points and 9 rebounds a game.
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^ Jordan led the team in scoring with an average of 17.1 points per game.

[12] .He made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.^ NCAA National Championship: 1982 .
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^ He ended the 1982 year in grand style, hitting the winning shot in the 1982 NCAA championship game against Georgetown , led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing .

^ Nonetheless, he made the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Basketball Championship game against Georgetown , which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing .
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[1] .Jordan later described this shot as the major turning point in his basketball career.^ Jordan later described this shot as the major turning point in his basketball career.
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^ Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball Freshman Tarheel Michael Jordan 's game winning shot against Georgetown in 1982.
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^ After the second foul shot, the 76ers in-bounded the ball to rookie John Salmons, who in turn was intentionally fouled by Bobby Simmons one second later, stopping time so that Jordan could return to the bench.
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[13] .During his three seasons at North Carolina, he averaged 17.7 ppg on 54.0% shooting, and added 5.0 rebounds per game (rpg).^ During his three seasons at North Carolina, he averaged 17.7 ppg on 54.0% shooting, and added 5.0 rebounds per game (rpg).
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^ Jordan averaged over 17 points per game during his first appearance in the Olympics.
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^ He averaged 17.7 points per game over his college career with North Carolina.
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[8] .He was selected by consensus to the NCAA All-American First Team in both his sophomore (1983) and junior (1984) seasons.^ He was selected by consensus to the NCAA All-American First Team in both his sophomore (1983) and junior (1984) seasons.

^ He was named an All-American in both his sophomore and junior seasons, and was the College Player of the Year after his junior campaign.
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^ He was selected to the McDonald's All-American Team as a senior.
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.After winning the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards in 1984, Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA Draft.^ After winning the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards in 1984, Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA Draft.
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^ NBA Rookie of the Year: 1984/85 .
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^ After winning the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards in 1984, Jordan left North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation to enter the 1984 NBA Draft .

.The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick, after Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (Portland Trail Blazers).^ The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick, after Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (Portland Trail Blazers).
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^ He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1984 NBA Draft as the third pick overall.

^ The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick, after Hakeem Olajuwon ( Houston Rockets ) and Sam Bowie ( Portland Trail Blazers ).

Jordan returned to North Carolina to complete his degree in 1986.[14]

Professional sports career

Early career

.During his first season in the NBA, Jordan averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting.^ During his first season in the NBA, Jordan averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting.
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^ Michael Jordan#{Averaging over 30 ppg .
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^ He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs.
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[12] .He quickly became a fan favorite even in opposing arenas,[15][16][17] and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the heading "A Star is Born" just over a month into his professional career.^ Professional sports career .

^ He quickly became a fan favorite even in opposing arenas, 15 16 17 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the heading "A Star is Born" just over a month into his professional career.

^ In the third game of my career, we were playing Milwaukee and we were down 16 points going into the fourth quarter.
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[18][19] .Jordan was also voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans in his rookie season.^ Jordan was also voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans in his rookie season.
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^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ In the third game of the 1985-1986 NBA season , Jordan broke a bone in his foot and missed all but 18 games.
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[1] .Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas, were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas , were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.

^ And I'm saying Isiah Thomas initiated it all.

[1] .This led to a so called "freeze-out" on Jordan, where players refused to pass him the ball throughout the game.^ This led to a so called "freeze-out" on Jordan, where players refused to pass him the ball throughout the game.
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^ Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas , were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.

^ Because this was Jordan's first championship since his father's death, and it was won on Father's Day, Jordan reacted very emotionally upon winning the title, including a memorable scene of him sobbing on the locker room floor with the game ball.
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[1] .The controversy left Jordan relatively unaffected when he returned to regular season play, and he would go on to be voted Rookie of the Year.^ Jordan was also voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans in his rookie season.
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^ The controversy left Jordan relatively unaffected when he returned to regular season play, and he would go on to be voted Rookie of the Year.
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^ The controversy left Jordan relatively unaffected when he returned to regular season play, and he would go on to be voted Rookie of the Year .

[20] .The Bulls finished the season 38–44,[21] and lost in the first round of the playoffs in four games to the Milwaukee Bucks.^ The Bulls finished the season 3844,[21] and lost in the first round of the playoffs in four games to the Milwaukee Bucks.
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^ The Bulls finished the season 38–44, 21 and lost in the first round of the playoffs in four games to the Milwaukee Bucks .

^ In the 1995-1996 season he enjoyed another great year, leading the NBA in scoring with 30.4 points per game and being named league MVP. The Bulls also became the first NBA team to win 70 games in a season, finishing with 72 victories, and they went on to win the NBA championship title.

[20]
.Jordan's second season was cut short by a broken foot which caused him to miss 64 games.^ Jordan's second season was cut short by a broken foot which caused him to miss 64 games.
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^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls had won their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.
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^ Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his...
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.Despite Jordan's injury and a 30–52 record,[21] the Bulls made the playoffs.^ Despite Jordan's injury and a 3052 record,[21] the Bulls made the playoffs.
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^ Despite Jordan's injury and a 30–52 record, 21 the Bulls made the playoffs .

^ He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs.
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.Jordan recovered in time to participate in the playoffs and performed well upon his return.^ Jordan recovered in time to participate in the playoffs and performed well upon his return.
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^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999 , but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards .

^ Jordan also holds the all time regular season and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game, respectively.
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.Against a 1985–86 Boston Celtics team that is often considered one of the greatest in NBA history,[22] Jordan set the still-unbroken record for points in a playoff game with 63 in Game 2.[23] The Celtics, however, managed to sweep the series.^ Jordan/AU Game/23 .
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^ The series is best remembered for Jordan's 63 points in a double-overtime loss in Game 2, an NBA playoff single game scoring record that still stands.
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^ Against a 198586 Boston Celtics team that is often considered one of the greatest in NBA history,[22] Jordan set the still-unbroken record for points in a playoff game with 63 in Game 2.
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[20]
.Jordan had recovered completely by the 1986–87 season, and had one of the most prolific scoring seasons in NBA history.^ His 2,313 points were the most scored by any player in the NBA that season.
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^ Jordan had recovered completely by the 1986–87 season , and had one of the most prolific scoring seasons in NBA history.

^ Jordan had recovered completely by the 198687 season, and had one of the most prolific scoring seasons in NBA history.
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.He became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points in a season, averaging a league high 37.1 points on 48.2% shooting.^ His 2,313 points were the most scored by any player in the NBA that season.
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^ He led the league in scoring with an average of 31.5 points per game.
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^ He became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points in a season, averaging a league high 37.1 points on 48.2% shooting.
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[12] .In addition, Jordan demonstrated his defensive prowess, as he became the first player in NBA history to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in a season.^ In addition, Jordan demonstrated his defensive prowess, as he became the first player in NBA history to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in a season.
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^ NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988) .
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^ He holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1 points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game in the playoffs.
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.Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award.^ Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award.
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^ He was also named Rookie of the Year ( 1985 ) and Defensive Player of the Year ( 1988 ), and won the Finals MVP award every year the Bulls reached the Finals -- a feat not likely to ever be duplicated.

^ Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal -winning American basketball teams: as a college player in the 1984 Summer Olympics , and in the 1992 Summer Olympics as a member of the original " Dream Team ," with other legends such as Magic Johnson and Larry Bird .

.The Bulls reached 40 wins,[21] and advanced to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.^ The Bulls reached 40 wins,[21] and advanced to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
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^ The Bulls reached 40 wins, 21 and advanced to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

^ On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.
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.However, they were again swept by the Celtics.^ However, they were again swept by the Celtics.
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[20]

Mid-career: Pistons roadblock

.Jordan led the league in scoring again in the 1987–88 season, averaging 35.0 ppg on 53.5% shooting[12] and won his first league MVP award.^ Jordan led the team in scoring averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.
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^ He led the league in scoring with an average of 31.5 points per game.
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^ Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg, 56 and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.

.He was also named the Defensive Player of the Year, as he had averaged 1.6 blocks and a league high 3.16 steals per game.^ He led the league in scoring with an average of 31.5 points per game.
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^ NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988) .
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^ He was also named the Defensive Player of the Yeara rarity for a guardas he had averaged 1.6 blocks and a league high 3.16 steals per game.
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[24] .The Bulls finished 50–32,[21] and made it out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time in Jordan's career, as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.^ The Bulls finished the season 38–44, 21 and lost in the first round of the playoffs in four games to the Milwaukee Bucks .

^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ Despite Jordan's injury and a 3052 record,[21] the Bulls made the playoffs.
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[25] However, the Bulls then lost in five games to the more experienced Detroit Pistons,[20] who were led by Isiah Thomas and a group of physical players known as the "Bad Boys".
.In the 1988–89 season, Jordan again led the league in scoring, averaging 32.5 ppg on 53.8% shooting from the field, along with 8 rpg and 8 assists per game (apg).^ Jordan led the team in scoring averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.
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^ During his three seasons at North Carolina, he averaged 17.7 ppg on 54.0% shooting, and added 5.0 rebounds per game (rpg).
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^ Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg, 56 and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.

[12] .The Bulls finished with a 47–35 record,[21] and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks along the way.^ The Bulls finished with a 4735 record,[21] and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks along the way.
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^ The Bulls compiled an excellent 15-2 playoff record along the way.
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^ New York became that way, too.
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.The Cavaliers series included a career highlight for Jordan when he hit a series-winning shot over Craig Ehlo in the closing moments of the deciding fifth game of the series.^ The Cavaliers series included a career highlight for Jordan when he hit a series winning shot over Craig Ehlo in the closing moments of the deciding fifth game of the series.
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^ The Cavaliers series included a career highlight for Jordan when he hit a series-winning shot over Craig Ehlo in the closing moments of the deciding fifth game of the series.

^ He ended the 1982 year in grand style, hitting the winning shot in the 1982 NCAA championship game against Georgetown , led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing .

.However, the Pistons again defeated the Bulls, this time in six games,[20] by utilizing their "Jordan Rules" method of guarding Jordan, which consisted of double and triple teaming him every time he touched the ball.^ However, the Pistons again defeated the Bulls, this time in six games,[20] by utilizing their "Jordan Rules" method of guarding Jordan, which consisted of double and triple teaming him every time he touched the ball.
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^ However, the Pistons again defeated the Bulls, this time in six games, 20 by utilizing their " Jordan Rules " method of guarding Jordan, which consisted of double and triple teaming him every time he touched the ball.

^ However, this time when the Pistons employed their "Jordan Rules" defense of doubling and triple teaming Jordan, he picked them apart with passing.
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[1]
.The Bulls entered the 1989–90 season as a team on the rise, with their core group of Jordan and young improving players like Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, and under the guidance of new coach Phil Jackson.^ PLAYBOY: What about Phil Jackson as a coach?

^ The Bulls entered the 198990 season as a team on the rise.
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^ Jordan's coach was Phil Jackson .

.Jordan averaged a league leading 33.6 ppg on 52.6% shooting, to go with 6.9 rpg and 6.3 apg[12] in leading the Bulls to a 55–27 record.^ Jordan averaged a league leading 33.6 ppg on 52.6% shooting, to go with 6.9 rpg and 6.3 apg 12 in leading the Bulls to a 55–27 record.

^ Jordan averaged a league leading 33.6 ppg on 52.6% shooting, to go with 6.9 rpg and 6.3 apg[12] in leading the Bulls to a 5527 record.
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^ Jordan would finish the series averaging 35.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 6.5 APG while shooting 53% from the floor.
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[21] .They again advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals beating the Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers en route.^ They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where their rival, the Detroit Pistons, awaited them.
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^ They again advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals beating the Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers en route.
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^ The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks , the Philadelphia 76ers , and the Detroit Pistons en route to the NBA Finals where they then beat Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.However, despite pushing the series to seven games, the Bulls lost to the Pistons for the third consecutive season.^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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^ However, despite pushing the series to seven games, the Bulls lost to the Pistons for the third consecutive season.
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^ In the 1996–97 season , the Bulls started out 69–11, but narrowly missed out on a second consecutive 70-win season by losing their final two games to finish 69–13.

[20]

First three-peat

.In the 1990–91 season, Jordan won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 ppg on 53.9% shooting, 6.0 rpg, and 5.5 apg for the regular season.^ Jordan led the league in scoring again in the 198788 season, averaging 35.0 ppg on 53.5% shooting[12] and won his first league MVP award.
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^ That year, he won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for the regular season.
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^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row 31 and finished the series averaging 35.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 6.5 apg, while shooting 53% from the floor.

[12] .The Bulls finished in first place in their division for the first time in 16 years and set a franchise record with 61 wins in the regular season.^ The Bulls finished in first place for the first time in 16 years and set a franchise record in regular season wins with 61.
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^ The Bulls finished in first place in their division for the first time in 16 years and set a franchise record with 61 wins in the regular season.
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^ In the 1995-1996 season he enjoyed another great year, leading the NBA in scoring with 30.4 points per game and being named league MVP. The Bulls also became the first NBA team to win 70 games in a season, finishing with 72 victories, and they went on to win the NBA championship title.

[21] .With Scottie Pippen developing into an All-Star, the Bulls elevated their play.^ With Scottie Pippen developing into an All-Star, the Bulls elevated their play.

^ With Jordan, bad-guy extraordinaire Dennis Rodman, all-around star Scottie Pippen, and Zen-inspired coach Phil Jackson, the Bulls earned unparalleled media attention and adulation.
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^ MRS: When you were playing for the Bulls, did you, as a player or as a team, ever have any real rivalries, or was it all hype?
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.The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening two rounds of the playoffs.^ The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening two rounds of the playoffs.
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^ The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening two rounds of the playoffs .

^ The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks , the Philadelphia 76ers , and the Detroit Pistons en route to the NBA Finals where they then beat Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where their rival, the Detroit Pistons, awaited them.^ They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where their rival, the Detroit Pistons, awaited them.
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^ The Bulls, fueled by the emergence of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant as starters, defeated the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals before losing to the Pistons in the Conference Finals.
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^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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.However, this time when the Pistons employed their "Jordan Rules" defense of doubling and triple teaming Jordan, he picked them apart with passing.^ However, this time when the Pistons employed their "Jordan Rules" defense of doubling and triple teaming Jordan, he picked them apart with passing.
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^ However, the Pistons again defeated the Bulls, this time in six games, 20 by utilizing their " Jordan Rules " method of guarding Jordan, which consisted of double and triple teaming him every time he touched the ball.

^ However, the Pistons again defeated the Bulls, this time in six games,[20] by utilizing their "Jordan Rules" method of guarding Jordan, which consisted of double and triple teaming him every time he touched the ball.
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.Finally, the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons in a surprising sweep.^ Finally, the Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons in a surprising sweep.
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^ They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where their rival, the Detroit Pistons, awaited them.
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^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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[26][27] .In an unusual ending to the fourth and final game, Isiah Thomas led his team off the court before the final minute had concluded.^ In an unusual ending to the fourth and final game, Isiah Thomas led his team off the court before the final minute had concluded.
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^ Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas , were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.

^ It is often rumored that Jordan kept guard Isiah Thomas off the roster due to personal differences.

.Most of the Pistons went directly to their locker room instead of shaking hands with the Bulls.^ Most of the Pistons went directly to their locker room instead of shaking hands with the Bulls.
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^ And it is from last year that we retain perhaps the most unforgettable moment: Jordan on the floor of the Bull's locker room, tears streaming from his eyes, as he pressed the N.B.A. championship trophy against his cheek.

^ It's too bad MJ didn't get a front office job with the Bulls after retirement either, but instead went to the Wizards and now the Bobcats.
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[28]
.The Bulls compiled an outstanding 15-2 record during the playoffs,[26] and advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.^ The Bulls compiled an excellent 15-2 playoff record along the way.
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^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ The Bulls compiled an outstanding 15-2 record during the playoffs[26], and advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, where they beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.
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.Perhaps the best known moment of the series came in Game 2 when, attempting a dunk, Jordan avoided a potential Sam Perkins block by switching the ball from his right hand to his left in mid-air to lay the shot in.^ Perhaps the best known moment of the series came in Game 2 when, attempting a dunk, Jordan avoided a potential Sam Perkins block by switching the ball from his right hand to his left in mid-air to lay the shot in.

^ A collection of great Jordan moments would have to begin with the 1982 N.C.A.A. championship game, when his jump shot at the buzzer lifted the North Carolina Tar Heels to a one-point victory over the Georgetown Hoyas.

^ Less than a month later, Jordan won four ESPY Awards at the annual ceremony: Athlete of the Century; Male Athlete of the 1990s; Pro Basketball Player of the 1990s; and Play of the Decade, for the famous shot against the Lakers in the 1991 Finals in which he switched the ball from his right hand to his left in mid-air.
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[29] .The play was the last in a sequence of 13 consecutive field goals made by Jordan.^ The play was the last in a sequence of 13 consecutive field goals made by Jordan.
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^ Jordan played 13 seasons for the Bulls , generally as a shooting guard , but his height (6'6", or 1.98 m), skills, and physical conditioning also made him a versatile threat at point guard and small forward .

^ In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals.
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.In his first Finals appearance, Jordan posted per game averages of 31.2 points on 56% shooting from the field, 11.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.4 blocks.^ Michael Jordan 50 Point Games .
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^ In 1988-89, Jordan averaged 32.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists per game while finishing second in the MVP voting.
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^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

[30] .Jordan won his first NBA Finals MVP award by a unanimous decision,[31] and he cried while holding the NBA Finals trophy.^ Remember when he won his first title–hugging the trophy and crying all over it?
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^ Jordan won his first NBA Finals MVP award unanimously, and wept while holding his first NBA Finals trophy.
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^ Jordan won his first NBA Finals MVP award by a unanimous decision,[31] and he cried while holding the NBA Finals trophy.
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[32]
.Jordan and the Bulls continued their dominance in the 1991–92 season, establishing a 67–15 record, topping their franchise record from 1990–91.[21] Jordan won his second consecutive MVP award with a 30.1/6.4/6.1 season on 52% shooting.^ Jordan and the Bulls continued their dominance in the 1991-1992 season, establishing another new franchise high with a 67-15 record.
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^ Jordan won his second consecutive MVP award with a 30.1/6.4/6.1 season on 52% shooting.
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^ Jordan and the Bulls continued their dominance in the 199192 season, establishing a 6715 record, topping their franchise record from 199091.
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[24] .After winning a physical 7-game series over the burgeoning New York Knicks in the second round of the playoffs and finishing off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals in 6 games, the Bulls met Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers in the Finals.^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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^ After winning a physical 7-game series over the burgeoning New York Knicks in the second round and finishing off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals in 6 games, the Bulls faced off against Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers in the Finals.
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^ The Bulls finished with a 4735 record,[21] and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks along the way.
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.The media, hoping to recreate a Magic-Bird rivalry, highlighted the similarities between "Air" Jordan and Clyde "The Glide" during the pre-Finals hype.^ The media, hoping to recreate a Magic-Bird rivalry , highlighted the similarities between "Air" Jordan and Clyde "The Glide" during the pre-Finals hype.

^ The media, hoping to recreate a Magic-Bird rivalry, highlighted the similarities between "Air" Jordan and Clyde "The Glide" during the pre-Finals hype[citation needed].
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^ The media, hoping to recreate a Magic-Bird type rivalry in a Jordan-Drexler/"Air" Jordan vs. Clyde "The Glide" rivalry, compared the two throughout the pre-Finals hype.
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[33] .In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals.^ In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals.
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^ In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals .

^ 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 and three All-Star MVP, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
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[34] .After the sixth three-pointer, he jogged down the court shrugging as he looked courtside.^ After the sixth three-pointer, he jogged down the court shrugging as he looked courtside.
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Marv Albert, who broadcast the game, later stated that it was as if Jordan was saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."[35] The Bulls went on to win Game 1, and defeat the Blazers in six games. .Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row[31] and finished the series averaging 35.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 6.5 apg, while shooting 53% from the floor.^ Because of his dominating performance, Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row.
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^ Drexler finished with averages of 24.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 5.3 APG but only shot 41% from the floor.
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^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row[31] and finished the series averaging 35.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 6.5 apg, while shooting 53% from the floor.
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[31]
.In 1992–93, despite a 32.6/6.7/5.5 campaign,[24] Jordan's streak of consecutive MVP seasons ended as he lost the award to his friend Charles Barkley.^ In 1992-93, despite a 32.6/6.7/5.5 campaign, Jordan's streak of consecutive MVP seasons ended as he lost the award to his friend Charles Barkley .
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^ Jordan won his second consecutive MVP award with a 30.1/6.4/6.1 season on 52% shooting.

^ In 1992–93 , despite a 32.6/6.7/5.5 campaign, 24 Jordan's streak of consecutive MVP seasons ended as he lost the award to his friend Charles Barkley .

.Fittingly, Jordan and the Bulls met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals.^ Fittingly, Jordan and the Bulls met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals.
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^ Fittingly, Jordan and the Bulls met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA Finals .

^ The team received a lift, however, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA for the Bulls.

.The Bulls captured their third consecutive NBA championship on a game-winning shot by John Paxson and a last-second block by Horace Grant, but Jordan was once again Chicago's catalyst.^ Jordan's last shot in the NBA was this freethrow.
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^ The Bulls captured their third consecutive NBA championship on a game-winning shot by John Paxson and a last-second block by Horace Grant , but Jordan was once again Chicago's catalyst.

^ The Bulls would capture their third consecutive NBA championship on a game-winning shot by John Paxson and a last-second block by Horace Grant , but Jordan was once again Chicago's catalyst.
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.He averaged a Finals-record 41.0 ppg during the six-game series,[36] and became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP awards.^ He averaged a Finals-record 41.0 ppg during the six-game series, 36 and became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP awards.

^ The 1998 Finals holds the highest television rating of any Finals series in history, and Game 6 holds the highest television rating of any game in NBA history.
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^ He averaged a Finals-record 41.0 ppg during the six-game series,[35] and became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP awards.
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[31] .He scored more than 30 points in every game of the series, including 40 or more points in 4 consecutive games.^ He scored more than 30 points in every game of the series, including 40 or more points in 4 consecutive games.

^ He scored more than 30 points in every game of the series, including 40 or more points in 4 consecutive games, a record which has never been threatened[citation needed].
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^ In Game 5, now famously known as the "Flu Game", with the series tied 2-2, Jordan scored 38 points (including the game-deciding three-pointer with less than a minute remaining) despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.
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.With his third Finals triumph, Jordan capped off a seven-year run where he attained seven scoring titles and three championships, but there were signs that Jordan was tiring of his massive celebrity and all of the non-basketball hassles in his life.^ With his third Finals triumph, Jordan capped off a seven-year run where he attained seven scoring titles and three championships, but there were signs that Jordan was tiring of his massive celebrity and all of the non-basketball hassles in his life[citation needed].
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^ If I win the scoring title this year, I win it.

^ With the Finals triumph, Jordan capped off what may have been the most spectacular seven-year run by an athlete ever, but there were signs that Jordan was tiring of his massive celebrity and all of the non-basketball hassles in his life.
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[37]

Gambling controversy

.During the Bulls' playoff run in 1993, controversy arose when Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before a game against the New York Knicks.^ During the Bulls' playoff run in 1993, controversy arose when Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before a game against the New York Knicks.

^ During the Bulls' playoff run in 1993, controversy arose when Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City the night before a game against the New York Knicks.
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^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

[38] .In that same year, he admitted to having to cover $57,000 in gambling losses,[39] and author Richard Esquinas wrote a book claiming he had won $1.25 million from Jordan on the golf course.^ Author Richard Esquinas wrote a book claiming he had won $1.3 million in gambling money from Jordan on the golf course.
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^ In that same year, he admitted to having to cover $57,000 in gambling losses, 39 and author Richard Esquinas wrote a book claiming he had won $1.25 million from Jordan on the golf course.

^ In that same year, he admitted to having to cover $57,000 in gambling losses,[37] and author Richard Esquinas wrote a book claiming he had won $1.25 million from Jordan on the golf course.
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[39] .In 2005, Jordan talked to Ed Bradley of the CBS evening show 60 Minutes about his gambling and admitted that he made some reckless decisions.^ In 2005, Jordan talked to Ed Bradley of the CBS evening show 60 Minutes about his gambling and admitted that he made some reckless decisions.
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^ He got up and talked about himself and his competitive nature for 20 minutes.
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^ Instead, he talked about what made him become the greatest.
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.Jordan stated, "Yeah, I've gotten myself into situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope.^ JORDAN: It was like walking into another unknown situation.

^ JORDAN: Yeah, I've thought about it.

^ Jordan stated, "Yeah, I've gotten myself into situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope.

Is that compulsive? .Yeah, it depends on how you look at it.^ Yeah, it depends on how you look at it.
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^ September 13th, 2009 at 12:59 pm Public figures are subject to criticism, no matter how you look at it.
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^ PLAYBOY: Are you looking at other players to see how they handled the transition from the N.B.A. back to private life?

.If you're willing to jeopardize your livelihood and your family, then yeah."^ If you're willing to jeopardize your livelihood and your family, then yeah."

^ If youre willing to jeopardize your livelihood and your family, then yeah."
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^ You're working on the idiosyncrasies of what your game needs, so when the game comes, you showcase it and you utilize it.
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[40] .When Bradley asked him if his gambling ever got to the level where it jeopardized his livelihood or family, Jordan replied, "No."^ When Bradley asked him if his gambling ever got to the level where it jeopardized his livelihood or family, Jordan replied, "No."
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^ Don, Kobe is 6'4.75", his wife measured him at that and he's no more than an inch taller than 6'3.75" dwayne Wade and he's the same height as Michael Jordan.
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^ With the exception of Bill Bradley, the Princeton and NBA basketball star turned senator and presidential candidate, Jordan has endorsed no politicians and few causes.
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[40]

First retirement

Michael Jordan while playing with the Scottsdale Scorpions
.On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game.^ In October 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a lost desire to play the game.
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^ On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game.
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^ Michael Jordan while playing with the Scottsdale Scorpions On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game.

.Jordan later stated that the murder of his father earlier in the year shaped his decision.^ Jordan later stated that the murder of his father earlier in the year shaped his decision.
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^ Marv Albert, who broadcast the game, later stated that it was as if Jordan was saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."
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^ Many speculate that the murder of his father, James Jordan , in July 1993 factored into his decision.
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[41] James R. Jordan, Sr. was murdered on July 23, 1993, at a highway rest area in Lumberton, North Carolina, by two teenagers, Daniel Green and Larry Martin Demery. .The assailants were traced from calls they made on James Jordan's cellular phone,[42] caught, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.^ The assailants were traced from calls they made on James Jordan's cellular phone,[40] caught, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.
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^ The assailants were traced from calls they made on James Jordan's cellular phone, 42 caught, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.

^ Both assailants were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
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.Jordan was close to his father; as a child he had imitated his father's proclivity to stick out his tongue while absorbed in work.^ Jordan was close to his father; as a child he had imitated his father's proclivity to stick out his tongue while absorbed in work.
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^ A DNA test showed Jordan was not the father of the child.
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^ JORDAN: I went swimming with a close friend one day, and we were out wading and riding the waves coming in.

.He later adopted it as his own signature, displaying it each time he drove to the basket.^ He later adopted it as his own signature, displaying it each time he drove to the basket.
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^ Jordan later drove the lane, soared to the basket, and slammed the ball over Mutombo's reaching hand.
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[1] .In 1996 he founded a Chicago area Boys & Girls Club and dedicated it to his father.^ In 1996 he founded a Chicago area Boys & Girls Club and dedicated it to his father.
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^ Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006, 95 and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America .

^ Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006,[90] and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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[43][44]
.In his 1998 autobiography For the Love of the Game, Jordan wrote that he had been preparing for retirement as early as the summer of 1992.[45] The added exhaustion due to the Dream Team run in the 1992 Olympics solidified Jordan's feelings about the game and his ever-growing celebrity status.^ Those close to Jordan claimed that he had been considering retirement as early as the summer of 1992[citation needed], and that the added exhaustion due to the Dream Team run in the 1992 Olympics solidified Jordan's feelings about the game and his ever-growing celebrity status.
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^ In his 1998 autobiography For the Love of the Game , Jordan wrote that he had been preparing for retirement as early as the summer of 1992.

^ JORDAN: He taught me a lot about the game.
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.Jordan's announcement sent shock waves throughout the NBA and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world.^ Jordan's announcement sent shock waves throughout the NBA and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world.
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^ In any case, Jordan's announcement sent shockwaves throughout the NBA and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world.
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^ Jordan waved a finger at the center, mimicking Mutombo's famous antic which the NBA had deemed taunting, and took the technical foul .
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[46]
.Jordan then further surprised the sports world by signing a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox.^ Jordan then further surprised the sports world by signing a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox .

^ He signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox of the American League (AL), reported to spring training, and was assigned to the team's minor league system.
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^ Jordan's first sport was baseball, where he was a very successful little leaguer .
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.He reported to spring training and was assigned to the team's minor league system on March 31, 1994.[47] Jordan has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a major league baseball player.^ He reported to spring training and was assigned to the team's minor league system on March 31, 1994.
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^ He signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox of the American League (AL), reported to spring training, and was assigned to the team's minor league system.
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^ Jordan has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a major league baseball player.
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[48] .The White Sox were another team owned by Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who continued to honor Jordan's basketball contract during the years he played baseball.^ The White Sox were another team owned by Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who continued to honor Jordan's basketball contract during the years he played baseball.
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^ The White Sox were another team owned by Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf , who continued to honor Jordan's basketball contract during the years he played baseball.

^ The next day, Jordan donned jersey number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his familiar 23 had been retired in his honor during his first retirement, and took the court with the Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scoring 19 points in a Bulls loss.
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[49] .He had a brief professional baseball career for the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox farm team, batting .202 with 3 HR, 51 RBI, 30 SB, and 11 errors.^ He had a brief professional baseball career for the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox farm team, batting .202 with 3 HR, 51 RBI, 30 SB, and 11 errors.
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^ He had an unspectacular professional baseball career for the Birmingham Barons , a Chicago White Sox farm team, batting .202 with 3 HR, 51 RBI, 30 SB (tied for fifth in Southern League), 11 errors and 6 outfield assists.
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^ He had a brief professional baseball career for the Birmingham Barons , a Chicago White Sox farm team, batting .202 with 3 HR , 51 RBI , 30 SB , and 11 errors .

[9] .He also appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League.^ He also appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League.
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^ He also appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League .

"I'm back": return to the NBA

.In the 1993–94 season, the Jordan-less Bulls notched a 55–27 record,[21] and lost to the New York Knicks in the second round of the playoffs.^ Michael Jordan#{(55 points at New York) .
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^ Despite Jordan's injury and a 3052 record,[21] the Bulls made the playoffs.
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^ In the 1993-94 season, the Jordan-less Bulls notched a surprising 55-27 record (only two fewer wins than the prior championship season, and the 3rd-best in the Eastern Conference).
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.But the 1994–95 version of the Bulls was a shell of the championship squad of just two years earlier.^ But the 199495 version of the Bulls was a shell of the championship squad of just two years earlier.
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^ But the 1994–95 version of the Bulls was a shell of the championship squad of just two years earlier.

^ With an aging nucleus and a dearth of quality role players (a problem compounded by the free agency loss of power forward Horace Grant before the season), the 1994-95 version of the Bulls seemed like a mere shell of the championship squad of just two years earlier.
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.Struggling at mid-season to ensure a spot in the playoffs, Chicago was 31–31 at one point in mid-March.^ Struggling at mid-season to ensure a spot in the playoffs, Chicago was 31–31 at one point in mid-March.

^ Struggling at mid-season to even ensure a spot in the playoffs, Chicago needed a lift.
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^ Struggling at mid-season to ensure a spot in the playoffs, Chicago needed a lift[citation needed].
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[50] .The team received a lift, however, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA for the Bulls.^ The team received a lift, however, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA for the Bulls.

^ The lift came in early 1995, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA for the Bulls.
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^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls had won their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.
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.On March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a pithy press release: "I'm back."^ On March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a pithy press release: "I'm back."

^ Later, on March 18 , 1995 , Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back."
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^ On March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back."
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[1] .The next day, Jordan donned jersey number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his familiar 23 had been retired in his honor following his first retirement.^ The next day, Jordan donned jersey number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his familiar 23 had been retired in his honor during his first retirement, and took the court with the Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scoring 19 points in a Bulls loss.
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^ The next day, Jordan donned jersey number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his familiar 23 had been retired in his honor following his first retirement.
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^ Out of respect for Jordan, the Miami Heat retired his #23 jersey on April 11 , 2003 , even though he never played for that particular team.
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.He took to the court with the Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scoring 19 points.^ He took to the court with the Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scoring 19 points.
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^ The next day, Jordan donned jersey number 45 (his number with the Barons), as his familiar 23 had been retired in his honor during his first retirement, and took the court with the Bulls to face the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, scoring 19 points in a Bulls loss.
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[51] The game had the highest Nielsen rating of a regular season NBA game since 1975.[52]
.Although he had not played in an NBA game in a year and a half, Jordan played well upon his return, making a game-winning jump shot against Atlanta in his fourth game back and scoring 55 points in a game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 1995.[20] Boosted by Jordan's comeback, the Bulls made the playoffs and advanced to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals against the Orlando Magic.^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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^ The deal was signed before Jordan played an NBA game.
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^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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.At the end of the first game of the series, though, Orlando's Nick Anderson would strip Jordan from behind, leading to the game-winning basket for the Magic; he would later comment that Jordan "didn't look like the old Michael Jordan",[53] after which Jordan returned to wearing his old number (23).^ At the end of the day, Michael Jordan will still be Michael Jordan….
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^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ MICHAEL JORDAN PHOTO GALLERY 23 .
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.Jordan averaged 31 points per game in that series, but Orlando prevailed in six games.^ Jordan averaged 31 points per game in that series, but Orlando prevailed in six games.

^ JORDAN: The sixty-three-point game?

^ Over his next two seasons, he averaged 25 points per game.
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[8]

Second three-peat

Jordan going in for a slam dunk with his signature exposed tongue.
.Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 1995–96 season.^ Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 199596 season.
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^ Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 1995-96 season .
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^ Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 1995–96 season .

[54] .Strengthened by the addition of rebound specialist Dennis Rodman, the Bulls dominated the league, starting the season 41–3,[55] and eventually finishing with the best regular season record in NBA history: 72–10.[22] Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg,[56] and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.^ Jordan led the league in scoring again in the 198788 season, averaging 35.0 ppg on 53.5% shooting[12] and won his first league MVP award.
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^ JORDAN: That was my first All-Star game.

^ That year, he won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for the regular season.
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[1] .In the playoffs, the Bulls lost only three games in four series, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals to win the championship.^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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^ In the playoffs, the Bulls lost only three games in four series, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals to win the championship.
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^ Not Quite Right Supersonicsoul - The Sonics Blog!, April 6, 2009 ...to go through Chicago, and the problem was that Seattle was 4-12 against the Bulls between 1991-98 when Michael Jordan played , including playoff games.
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.Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time,[31] surpassing Magic Johnson's three Finals MVP awards.^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time, 31 surpassing Magic Johnson 's three Finals MVP awards.

^ For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan received the Finals MVP award .

^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time,[31] surpassing Magic Johnson's three Finals MVP awards.
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.He also achieved only the second sweep of the MVP Awards in the All-Star Game, regular season and NBA Finals, duplicating Willis Reed's feat during the 1969–70 season.^ In 1997, he also recorded the only triple-double in an All-Star Game.
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^ NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) .
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^ He also earned the elusive MVP triple crown (regular season, Finals, and All-Star Game) twice, in 1996 and 1998.
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[20] .Because this was Jordan's first championship since his father's death, and it was won on Father's Day, Jordan reacted very emotionally upon winning the title, including a memorable scene of him sobbing on the locker room floor with the game ball.^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ Jordan’s main flaw is also what drove him to win six titles.
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^ Because this was Jordan's first championship since his father's death, and it was won on Father's Day, Jordan reacted very emotionally upon winning the title, including a memorable scene of him sobbing on the locker room floor with the game ball.
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[1][32]
.In the 1996–97 season, the Bulls started out 69–11, but narrowly missed out on a second consecutive 70-win season by losing their final two games to finish 69–13.[57] However, this year Jordan was beaten for the NBA MVP Award by Karl Malone.^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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^ Because of his dominating performance, Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row.
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^ NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) .
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.The team again advanced to the Finals, where they faced Malone and the Utah Jazz.^ The team again advanced to the Finals, where they faced Malone and the Utah Jazz .
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^ The team again advanced to the Finals , where they faced Malone and the Utah Jazz .

^ The team again advanced to the Finals, where they faced Malone and the Utah Jazz team.
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.The series against the Jazz featured two of the more memorable clutch moments of Jordan's career.^ The series against the Jazz featured two of the more memorable clutch moments of Jordan's career.
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^ The series against the Jazz featured two of the more memorable clutch efforts of Jordan's career.
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^ Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball Freshman Tarheel Michael Jordan 's game winning shot against Georgetown in 1982.
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.He won Game 1 for the Bulls with a buzzer-beating jump shot.^ He won Game 1 for the Bulls with a buzzer-beating jump shot.
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^ A collection of great Jordan moments would have to begin with the 1982 N.C.A.A. championship game, when his jump shot at the buzzer lifted the North Carolina Tar Heels to a one-point victory over the Georgetown Hoyas.

^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls had won their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.
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.In Game 5, with the series tied 2–2, Jordan played despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.^ In Game 5, with the series tied 2–2, Jordan played despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.

^ In Game 5, with the series tied 22, Jordan played despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.
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^ In Game 5, now famously known as the "Flu Game", with the series tied 2-2, Jordan scored 38 points (including the game-deciding three-pointer with less than a minute remaining) despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.
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.In what is known as the "flu game", Jordan scored 38 points including the game-deciding three-pointer with less than a minute remaining.^ JORDAN: The sixty-three-point game?

^ In what is known as the "flu game", Jordan scored 38 points including the game-deciding three-pointer with less than a minute remaining.
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^ In Game 5, now famously known as the "Flu Game", with the series tied 2-2, Jordan scored 38 points (including the game-deciding three-pointer with less than a minute remaining) despite being feverish and dehydrated from a stomach virus.
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[58] .The Bulls won 90-88 and went on to win the series in six games.^ The Bulls would go on to win the game, and then wrapped up the series in six games.
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^ The Bulls won 90-88 and went on to win the series in six games.
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^ The Bulls went on to win Game 1, and defeat the Blazers in six games.
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[57] .For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan received the Finals MVP award.^ For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan received the Finals MVP award .

^ For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan received the Finals MVP award.
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^ 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 and three All-Star MVP, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
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[31] .During the 1997 NBA All-Star Game, Jordan posted the only triple double in All-Star Game history in a victorious effort, however he did not receive the MVP award.^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ In 1997, he also recorded the only triple-double in an All-Star Game.
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^ NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) .
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.Jordan and the Bulls compiled a 62–20 record in the 1997–98 season.^ Jordan and the Bulls compiled a 6220 record in the 199798 season.
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^ Jordan and the Bulls compiled a 62-20 record in the 1997-98 season.
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^ Jordan and the Bulls continued their dominance in the 1991-1992 season, establishing another new franchise high with a 67-15 record.
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[21] .Jordan led the league with 28.7 points per game,[24] securing his fifth regular-season MVP award, plus honors for All-NBA First Team, First Defensive Team and the All-Star Game MVP.[1] The Bulls captured the Eastern Conference Championship for a third straight season, including surviving a grueling seven-game series with Reggie Miller's Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals; it was the first time Jordan had played in a Game 7 since the 1992 series with the Knicks.^ Jordan led the league with 28.7 points per game, securing his fifth regular-season MVP award, plus honors for All-NBA First Team, First Defensive Team and the All-Star Game MVP. The Bulls captured the Eastern Conference Championship for a third straight season and moved on to face the Jazz again in the Finals.
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^ The Bulls lost to the Pistons in seven games in the Conference Finals.
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^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

.After prevailing, they moved on for a rematch with the Jazz in the Finals.^ After prevailing, they moved on for a rematch with the Jazz in the Finals .

^ After prevailing, they moved on for a rematch with the Jazz in the Finals.
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^ The team again advanced to the Finals, where they faced Malone and the Utah Jazz .
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.The Bulls returned to Utah for Game 6 on June 14, 1998 leading the series 3–2. Jordan executed a series of plays, considered to be one of the greatest clutch performances in NBA Finals history.^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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^ The 1998 Finals holds the highest television rating of any Finals series in history, and Game 6 holds the highest television rating of any game in NBA history.
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^ The Bulls returned to Utah for Game 6 on June 14, 1998 leading the series 32.
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[59] .With the Bulls trailing 86–83 with 40 seconds remaining, coach Jackson called a timeout.^ With the Bulls trailing 86–83 with 40 seconds remaining, coach Jackson called a timeout.

^ With the Bulls trailing 8683 with 40 seconds remaining, coach Jackson called a timeout.
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.When play resumed, Jordan received the inbound pass, drove to the basket, and hit a layup over several Jazz defenders.^ When play resumed, Jordan received the inbound pass, drove to the basket, and hit a layup over several Jazz defenders.
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^ Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell.
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^ Playing in his 14th and final NBA All-Star Game in 2003, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in All-Star game history.
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[59] .The Jazz brought the ball upcourt and passed the ball to forward Karl Malone, who was set up in the low post and was being guarded by Rodman.^ The Jazz brought the ball upcourt and passed the ball to forward Karl Malone, who was set up in the low post and was being guarded by Rodman.
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^ Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell.
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^ Malone jostled with Rodman and caught the pass, but Jordan cut behind him and swatted the ball out of his hands for a steal.
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.Malone jostled with Rodman and caught the pass, but Jordan cut behind him and swatted the ball out of his hands for a steal.^ Malone jostled with Rodman and caught the pass, but Jordan cut behind him and swatted the ball out of his hands for a steal.
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^ The Jazz brought the ball upcourt and passed the ball to forward Karl Malone, who was set up in the low post and was being guarded by Rodman.
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^ Broder Black Diamond (Jordan Dunking w/Winston sign behind him) .
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[59] .Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell.^ Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell .

^ Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell.
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^ The Jazz brought the ball upcourt and passed the ball to forward Karl Malone, who was set up in the low post and was being guarded by Rodman.
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.With fewer than 10 seconds remaining, Jordan started to dribble right, then crossed over to his left, possibly pushing off Russell,[60][61][62] although the officials did not call a foul.^ With fewer than 10 seconds remaining, Jordan started to dribble right, then crossed over to his left, possibly pushing off Russell,[57][58][59] although the officials did not call a foul.
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^ With fewer than 10 seconds remaining, Jordan started to dribble right, then crossed over to his left, possibly pushing off Russell, 60 61 62 although the officials did not call a foul .

^ Jordan then slowly dribbled upcourt and paused at the top of the key, eyeing his defender, Jazz guard Bryon Russell.
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.Jordan then released a shot that would be rebroadcast innumerable times in years to come.^ Jordan then released a shot that would be rebroadcast innumerable times in years to come.
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^ With fewer than 10 seconds remaining, Jordan started to dribble right, crossed over to his left and as Russell slipped, he released a shot that would be rebroadcast countless times in years to come.
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^ One theory states that the increased scrutiny for Jordan's gambling activities led to a "deal" between Jordan and the NBA, where Jordan would retire for a few years.
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As the shot found the net, announcer Bob Costas shouted "Chicago with the lead!"[63] After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls claimed their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat. .Once again, Jordan was voted the Finals MVP,[31] having led all scorers by averaging 33.5 points per game, including 45 in the deciding Game 6.[64] Jordan's six Finals MVPs is a record; Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, and Tim Duncan are tied for second place with three apiece.^ That year, he won his second MVP award after averaging 31.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game for the regular season.
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^ Jordan averaged 31 points per game in that series, but Orlando prevailed in six games.
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^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time, 31 surpassing Magic Johnson 's three Finals MVP awards.

[31] .The 1998 Finals holds the highest television rating of any Finals series in history, and Game 6 holds the highest television rating of any game in NBA history.^ The 1998 Finals holds the highest television rating of any Finals series in history, and Game 6 holds the highest television rating of any game in NBA history.
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^ In the playoffs , the Bulls lost only three games in four series, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA Finals to win the championship.

^ He holds the NBA records for highest career regular-season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.4 points per game).

[65][66]

Second retirement

Plaque at the United Center chronicling Jordan's career achievements.
With Phil Jackson's contract expiring, the pending departures of Scottie Pippen (who stated his desire to be traded during the season) and Dennis Rodman (who would sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent) looming, and being in the latter stages of an owner-induced lockout of NBA players, Jordan retired for the second time on January 13, 1999.
.On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.^ On January 19 , 2000 , Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards .
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^ On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.
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^ On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as Washington's President of Basketball Operations.
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[67] .He'd earlier made a bid to become part-owner of the Charlotte Hornets, as a full partner of founding owner George Shinn.^ Michael Jordan to Become Part Owner of the Charlotte Bobcats , nba.com, June 15, 2006, accessed January 15, 2007.

^ On June 15, 2006, Jordan became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and was named "Managing Member of Basketball Operations."
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^ You know George Shinn, the guy who owns the Charlotte Hornets?

However, negotiations collapsed when Shinn refused to give Jordan total control of on-court operations.
Jordan's responsibilities with the Wizards were comprehensive. .He controlled all aspects of the Wizards' basketball operations, and had the final say in all personnel matters.^ He has the final say in all basketball related decisions.
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^ On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.
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^ His responsibilities with the club were to be comprehensive, as he was in charge of all aspects of the team, including personnel decisions.
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.Opinions of Jordan as a basketball executive were mixed.^ Opinions of Jordan as a basketball executive were mixed.
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^ Opinions of Jordan as an executive were mixed.
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[68][69] .He managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players (such as forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland),[70][71] but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown, who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons.^ He managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players (such as forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland ), 70 71 but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown , who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons.

^ He managed to purge the team of several highly-paid, unpopular players (like forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland ), but his lasting legacy as GM of the Wizards will probably be his selection of high school prospect Kwame Brown with the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft , a move that has been roundly criticized in hindsight.
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^ He managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players (such as forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland),[67][68] but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown, who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons.
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[68][72]
.Despite his January 1999 claim that he was "99.9% certain" that he would never play another NBA game,[32] in the summer of 2001 Jordan expressed interest in making another comeback,[73][74] this time with his new team.^ JORDAN: I would respect them as team-mates and we would play as a team.

^ Despite his January 1999 claim that he was "99.9% certain" that he would never play another NBA game,[32] in the summer of 2001 Jordan expressed interest in making another comeback[70][71], this time with his new team.
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^ Despite his January 1999 claim that he was "99.9% certain" that he would never play another NBA game, Jordan began making noises in the summer of 2001 that he may be interested in another comeback, this time with his new team.
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.Inspired by the NHL comeback of his friend Mario Lemieux the previous winter,[75] Jordan spent much of the spring and summer of 2001 in training, holding several invitation-only camps for NBA players in Chicago.^ Inspired by the NHL comeback of his friend Mario Lemieux the previous winter, 75 Jordan spent much of the spring and summer of 2001 in training, holding several invitation-only camps for NBA players in Chicago.

^ Inspired by the NHL comeback of his friend Mario Lemieux the previous winter,[72] Jordan spent much of the spring and summer of 2001 in training, holding several invitation-only camps for NBA players in Chicago[73].
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^ MIA305 says on 19/Nov/08 Michael Jordan is a tall man, but for a basketball player in the NBA he looked average among giants.
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[76] .In addition, Jordan hired his old Chicago Bulls head coach, Doug Collins, as Washington's coach for the upcoming season, a decision that many saw as foreshadowing another Jordan return.^ In addition, Jordan hired his old Chicago Bulls head coach, Doug Collins , as Washington's coach for the upcoming season, a decision that many saw as foreshadowing another Jordan return.

^ In addition, Jordan hired his old Chicago Bulls head coach, Doug Collins, as Washington's coach for the upcoming season, a decision that many saw as foreshadowing another Jordan return.
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^ The team received a lift, however, when Jordan decided to return to the NBA for the Bulls.

[73][74]

Washington Wizards comeback

Jordan as a member of the Wasington Wizards on April 14, 2003
.On September 25, 2001 Jordan announced his return to professional play with the Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.^ On September 25, 2001 Jordan announced his return to professional play with the Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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^ September 25, 2001 : Signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards .
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^ On September 25, 2001 Jordan announced his return to professional play with the Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks .

[77][78] .In an injury-plagued 2001–02 season, he led the team in scoring (22.9 ppg), assists (5.2 apg), and steals (1.42 spg).^ In an injury-plagued 200102 season, he led the team in scoring (22.90 ppg), assists (5.2 apg), and steals (1.42 spg).
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^ Jordan led the team in scoring averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.
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^ Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg,[53] and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.
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[1] .However, torn cartilage in his right knee ended Jordan's season after only 60 games, the fewest he had played in a regular season since playing 17 games after returning from his first retirement during the 1994–95 season.^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ However, torn cartilage in his right knee ended Jordan's season after only 60 games, the fewest he had played in a regular season since a broken foot cut short his season in 198586.
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^ Because this was Jordan's first championship since his father's death, and it was won on Father's Day, Jordan reacted very emotionally upon winning the title, including a memorable scene of him sobbing on the locker room floor with the game ball.
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[12]
.Playing in his 14th and final NBA All-Star Game in 2003, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in All-Star game history.^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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^ NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) .
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.That year, Jordan was the only Washington player to play in all 82 games, starting in 67 of them.^ That year, Jordan was the only Washington player to play in all 82 games, starting in 67 of them.
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^ JORDAN: No, I feel it when the game starts.

^ Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas , were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.

.He averaged 20.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.^ Despite media criticism as a "selfish" player early in his career, Jordan's 5.3 assists per game[12] also indicate his willingness to defer to his teammates.
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^ Notes: James was averaging 30.23 points against the Jazz, second only to Michael Jordan's 32.69 points per game against Utah.

^ Steals Per Game .
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[1] .He also shot 45% from the field, and 82% from the free throw line.^ He also shot 45% from the field, and 82% from the free throw line.
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^ At 1:45, Jordan was intentionally fouled by the 76ers' Eric Snow, and stepped to the line to make both free throws.
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^ His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line at Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness."
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[1] .Even though he turned 40 during the season, he scored 20 or more points 42 times, 30 or more points nine times, and 40 or more points three times.^ Even though he turned 40 during the season, he scored 20 or more points 42 times, 30 or more points nine times, and 40 or more points three times.
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^ Click Here Wade's game has often been compared to Jordan's, even though the Heat guard is two inches shorter than the six-time champion -- something Jordan pointed out Wednesday, when he stood back-to-back with Wade.
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^ Jordan also holds the top career regular season and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game, 1 respectively.

[20] .On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.^ On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.
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^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia .

^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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[79] .During his stint with the Wizards, all of Jordan's home games at the MCI Center were sold out, and the Wizards were the second most-watched team in the NBA, averaging 20,172 fans a game at home and 19,311 on the road.^ All-NBA Second Team: 1984/85 .
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^ All-NBA Second Team Selection (1985) .
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^ During his stint with the Wizards, all of Jordan's home games at the MCI Center were sold out, and the Wizards were the second most-watched team in the NBA, averaging 20,172 fans a game at home and 19,311 on the road.
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[80] .However, neither of Jordan's final two seasons resulted in a playoff appearance for the Wizards, and Jordan was often unsatisfied with the play of those around him.^ However, neither of Jordan's final two seasons resulted in a playoff appearance for the Wizards, and Jordan was often unsatisfied with the play of those around him.
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^ However, his previous tenure in the Wizards' front office had produced the aforementioned mixed results and may have also influenced the trade of Richard "Rip" Hamilton for Jerry Stackhouse (although Jordan was not technically Director of Basketball Operations in 2002).
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^ In another ad drawing on She's Gotta Have It , Jordan is standing with his arm around the film's star Nola Darling as Mars tries to find out why she prefers Jordan to him, finally concluding "Its gotta be the shoes, the shoes!
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[81][82] .At several points he openly criticized his teammates to the media, citing their lack of focus and intensity, notably that of the number one draft pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, Kwame Brown.^ At several points he openly criticized his teammates to the media, citing their lack of focus and intensity, notably that of number one draft pick Kwame Brown .

^ He managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players (such as forward Juwan Howard and point guard Rod Strickland ), 70 71 but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown , who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons.

^ June 19, 1984 : Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft.
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[81][82]
.With the recognition that 2002–03 would be Jordan's final season, tributes were paid to him throughout the NBA. In his final game at his old home court, the United Center in Chicago, Jordan received a four-minute standing ovation.^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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^ With the recognition that 200203 would be Jordan's final season, tributes were paid to him throughout the NBA. In his final game at his old home court, the United Center in Chicago, Jordan received a four-minute standing ovation.
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^ Jordan's announcement sent shock waves throughout the NBA and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world.
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[83] .The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan had never played for the team.^ The Miami Heat retired the number 23 jersey on April 11, 2003, even though Jordan had never played for the team.
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^ Heat Retire Jordan's 23, sportsillustrated.cnn.com, April 11, 2003, accessed March 8, 2007.
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^ Heat Retire Jordan's 23 , sportsillustrated.cnn.com, April 11, 2003, accessed March 8, 2007.

[84] .At the 2003 All-Star Game, Jordan was offered a starting spot from Tracy McGrady and Allen Iverson,[85] but refused both; in the end, however, he accepted the spot of Vince Carter, who decided to give it up under great public pressure.^ JORDAN: When we beat Detroit before the All-Star game.

^ At the 2003 All-Star Game, Jordan was offered a starting spot from Tracy McGrady and Allen Iverson,[82] but refused both; in the end, however, he accepted the spot of Vince Carter, who decided to give it up under a great public pressure.
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^ JORDAN: That was my first All-Star game.

[86]
.Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia.
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^ Sixers Prevail in Jordan's Final Game, nba.com, April 16, 2003, accessed January 16, 2007.
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^ Jordan's final NBA game was on April 16, 2003 in Philadelphia .

.After scoring only 13 points in the game, Jordan went to the bench with 4 minutes and 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter and with his team trailing the Philadelphia 76ers, 75–56. Just after the start of the fourth quarter, the First Union Center crowd began chanting "We want Mike!". After much encouragement from coach Doug Collins, Jordan finally rose from the bench and re-entered the game for Larry Hughes with 2:35 remaining.^ JORDAN: The sixty-three-point game?

^ JORDAN: In the first game against the Lakers.

^ JORDAN: No, I feel it when the game starts.

.At 1:45, Jordan was intentionally fouled by the 76ers' Eric Snow, and stepped to the line to make both free throws.^ At 1:45, Jordan was intentionally fouled by the 76ers' Eric Snow , and stepped to the line to make both free throws.

^ At 1:45, Jordan was intentionally fouled by the 76ers' Eric Snow, and stepped to the line to make both free throws.
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^ He also shot 45% from the field, and 82% from the free throw line.
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.After the second foul shot, the 76ers in-bounded the ball to rookie John Salmons, who in turn was intentionally fouled by Bobby Simmons one second later, stopping time so that Jordan could return to the bench.^ After the second foul shot, the 76ers in-bounded the ball to rookie John Salmons , who in turn was intentionally fouled by Bobby Simmons one second later, stopping time so that Jordan could return to the bench.

^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999 , but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards .

^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls claimed their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.

.Jordan received a three-minute standing ovation from his teammates, his opponents, and a crowd of 21,257 fans.^ Jordan received a three-minute standing ovation from his teammates, his opponents, and a crowd of 21,257 fans.
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^ May/09 both of them are about 6 foot 3 i saw them at a game i stand about 6'4'' and three quarters MO says on 20/May/09 Jordan is 6'4'' to 6'5''.
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^ With the recognition that 200203 would be Jordan's final season, tributes were paid to him throughout the NBA. In his final game at his old home court, the United Center in Chicago, Jordan received a four-minute standing ovation.
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[87]

Olympic career

Olympic medal record
Men's basketball
Gold 1984 Los Angeles United States
Gold 1992 Barcelona United States
.Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal-winning American basketball teams.^ Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal-winning American basketball teams.
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^ Olympic Gold Medal: 1984, 1992 .
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^ He also was on the Gold Medal Olympic team that year.
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.As a college player he participated, and won the gold, in the 1984 Summer Olympics.^ As a college player he participated, and won the gold, in the 1984 Summer Olympics .

^ USBWA College Player of the Year (1984) .
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^ As a college player he participated, and won the gold, in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
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.Jordan led the team in scoring averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.^ Fact: Michael Jordan won 5 MVPs and led HIS team to 6 championships .
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[88] .In the 1992 Summer Olympics he was a member of the star-studded squad that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson and was dubbed the "Dream Team". Playing limited minutes due to the frequent blowouts, Jordan averaged 12.7 ppg, finishing fourth on the team in scoring.^ Jordan led the team in scoring averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.
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^ In the 1992 Summer Olympics he was a member of the star-studded squad that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson and was dubbed the "Dream Team".
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^ Playing limited minutes due to the frequent blowouts, Jordan averaged 12.7 ppg, finishing fourth on the team in scoring.
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[89] .Jordan, Patrick Ewing, and fellow Dream Team member Chris Mullin are the only American men's basketball players to win Olympic gold as amateurs (all in 1984) and professionals.^ As a college player he participated, and won the gold, in the 1984 Summer Olympics .

^ Jordan, Patrick Ewing , and fellow Dream Team member Chris Mullin are the only American men's basketball players to win Olympic gold as amateurs (all in 1984) and professionals.

^ Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal -winning American basketball teams.

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After retiring as a player

Jordan on the golf course in 2007.
.After his third retirement, Jordan assumed that he would be able to return to his front office position of Director of Basketball Operations with the Wizards.^ After his third retirement, Jordan assumed that he would be able to return to his front office position of Director of Basketball Operations with the Wizards.
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^ However, his previous tenure in the Wizards' front office had produced the aforementioned mixed results and may have also influenced the trade of Richard "Rip" Hamilton for Jerry Stackhouse (although Jordan was not technically Director of Basketball Operations in 2002).
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^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999 , but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards .

[91] .However, his previous tenure in the Wizards' front office had produced the aforementioned mixed results and may have also influenced the trade of Richard "Rip" Hamilton for Jerry Stackhouse (although Jordan was not technically Director of Basketball Operations in 2002).^ Michael Jordan traded his reputation as a person for his reputation as a basketball player.
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^ JORDAN: [Bulls vice president of operations Jerry] Krause and I are the most criticized people in the book, but we're the only two that didn't go to lunch with this dude.

[68] .On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as Washington's President of Basketball Operations.^ On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.
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^ On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as Washington's President of Basketball Operations.
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^ On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards .

[68] .Jordan later stated that he felt betrayed, and that if he knew he would be fired upon retiring he never would have come back to play for the Wizards.^ Jordan later stated that he felt betrayed, and that if he knew he would be fired upon retiring he never would have come back to play for the Wizards.
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^ JORDAN: I would never play an extra year for money.

^ Marv Albert, who broadcast the game, later stated that it was as if Jordan was saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."
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[40]
.Jordan kept busy over the next few years by staying in shape, playing golf in celebrity charity tournaments, spending time with his family in Chicago, promoting his Jordan Brand clothing line, and riding motorcycles.^ Jordan kept busy over the next few years by staying in shape, playing golf in celebrity charity tournaments, spending time with his family in Chicago, promoting his Jordan Brand clothing line, and riding motorcycles.
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^ She also runs Jordan's annual charity golf tournament in the Bahamas, which in 2002 raised more than half a million dollars for Ronald McDonald Houses of North Carolina, the James Jordan Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, and the Scouting Association of the Bahamas.
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^ Ther’s a man who took care of business, took care of and kept his family together and really gave his children a dad to be proud of!
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[92] .Since 2004, Jordan has owned Michael Jordan Motorsports, a professional closed-course motorcycle road racing team that competes with two Suzukis in the premier Superbike class sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).^ Since 2004, Jordan has owned Michael Jordan Motorsports, a professional closed-course motorcycle road racing team that competes with two Suzukis in the premier Superbike class sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

^ In the end, and for whatever reasons, Thomas was not initially extended an invitation to be a member of the team and Jordan, of course, was.

^ Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman.

[93][94] .Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006,[95] and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.^ Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006,[90] and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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^ Jordan and his then-wife Juanita pledged $5 million to Chicago's Hales Franciscan High School in 2006, 95 and the Jordan Brand has made donations to Habitat for Humanity and a Louisiana branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America .

^ JORDAN: I liked him when I was in high school.

[96] .On June 15, 2006, Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming the team's second-largest shareholder behind majority owner Robert L. Johnson.^ Michael Jordan to Become Part Owner of the Charlotte Bobcats , nba.com, June 15, 2006, accessed January 15, 2007.

^ On June 15, 2006, Jordan became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and was named "Managing Member of Basketball Operations."

^ He has the largest individual holding in the team after majority owner Robert L. Johnson .

.As part of the deal, Jordan was named "Managing Member of Basketball Operations," with full control over the basketball side of the operation.^ On June 15, 2006, Jordan became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and was named "Managing Member of Basketball Operations."
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^ On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards.
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^ On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as Washington's President of Basketball Operations.
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[97] .Despite Jordan's previous success as an endorser, he has made an effort not to be included in Charlotte's marketing campaigns.^ Despite Jordan's previous success as an endorser, he has made an effort not to be included in Charlotte's marketing campaigns.
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^ Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award .

^ In 199293, despite a 32.6/6.7/5.5 campaign,[24] Jordan's streak of consecutive MVP seasons ended as he lost the award to his friend Charles Barkley.
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[98]
.Johnson put the team up for sale in the summer of 2009, and rumors immediately abounded that Jordan would seek to buy the team.^ JORDAN: I would put West at two, too.

^ JORDAN: I would respect them as team-mates and we would play as a team.

^ Despite his January 1999 claim that he was "99.9% certain" that he would never play another NBA game,[32] in the summer of 2001 Jordan expressed interest in making another comeback[70][71], this time with his new team.
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In February 2010 it was confirmed that Jordan is seeking majority ownership of the team.[99] .As February wore on, it emerged that the leading contenders for the team were Jordan and former Houston Rockets president George Postolos.^ The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick, after Hakeem Olajuwon ( Houston Rockets ) and Sam Bowie ( Portland Trail Blazers ).

^ Jordan's former girlfriend shouldn't get another cent, usatoday.com, November 25, 2002, accessed February 12, 2009.
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^ Jordan's former girlfriend shouldn't get another cent , usatoday.com, November 25, 2002, accessed February 12, 2009.

.On February 27, the Bobcats announced that Johnson had reached an agreement with Jordan and his group, MJ Basketball Holdings, to buy the team pending NBA approval.^ On June 15, 2006, Jordan became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and was named "Managing Member of Basketball Operations."
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^ A Nike commercial shown during the 1993 Super Bowl XXVII featured Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against a group of Martian characters.
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^ His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."
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[100] .On March 17, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved Jordan's purchase, making him the first former NBA player ever to become the majority owner of a league franchise.^ An academic study found that Jordan’s first NBA comeback resulted in an increase in the market capitalization of his client firms of more than $1 billion.

^ An academic study found that Jordans first NBA comeback resulted in an increase in the market capitalization of his client firms of more than $1 billion.
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^ On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.
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[101]

Player profile

.Jordan was a shooting guard who was also capable of playing small forward (the position he would primarily play during his second comeback with the Washington Wizards).^ Jordan was a shooting guard who was also capable of playing small forward (the position he would primarily play during his second comeback with the Washington Wizards ).

^ Washington Wizards comeback .
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^ Jordan was a shooting guard who was also capable of playing small forward (the position he would primarily play during his second comeback with the Washington Wizards).
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.Jordan was known throughout his career for being a strong clutch performer.^ Jordan was known throughout his career for being a strong clutch performer.
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^ The series against the Jazz featured two of the more memorable clutch moments of Jordan's career.
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^ And since being drafted by the Bulls after his junior year (he later went back to earn his degree), Jordan's career has been one long highlight film.

.He decided numerous games with last-second plays (e.g., The Shot) and performed at a high level even under adverse circumstances (e.g., Flu Game).^ He decided numerous games with last-second plays (e.g., The Shot) and performed at a high level even under adverse circumstances (e.g., Flu Game).
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^ Even if the private Mike has been fast-breaking out of the public eye, the public Jordan plays a commanding in-your-face game.

^ Upon earning a spot on the varsity roster, Jordan averaged about 20 points per game over his final two seasons of high school play.
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.His competitiveness was visible in his prolific trash-talk[102] and well-known work ethic.^ His competitiveness was visible in his prolific trash-talk 99 and well-known work ethic.

^ So I'm saying, Well, these guys talk trash all the damn time to everybody.

[103][104]
.Jordan had a versatile offensive game.^ Jordan had a versatile offensive game.
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.He was capable of aggressively driving to the basket and drawing fouls from his opponents at a high rate; his 8,772 free throw attempts are the ninth highest total of all time.^ He was capable of aggressively driving to the basket and drawing fouls from his opponents at a high rate; his 8,772 free throw attempts are the ninth highest total of all time.

^ Career Leaders for Free Throw Attempts , basketball-reference.com, accessed May 16, 2008.

^ At 1:45, Jordan was intentionally fouled by the 76ers' Eric Snow , and stepped to the line to make both free throws.

[105] .As his career progressed, Jordan also developed the ability to post up his opponents and score with his trademark fadeaway jumpshot, using his leaping ability to "fade away" from block attempts.^ As his career progressed, Jordan also developed the ability to post up his opponents and score with his trademark fadeaway jumpshot, using his leaping ability to "fade away" from block attempts.
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^ As his career progressed, Jordan also developed the ability to post up his opponents and score with his trademark fadeaway jumpshot , using his leaping ability to "fade away" from block attempts.

^ In the commercials Lee, as Blackmon, attempted to find the source of Jordan's abilities and became convinced that "it's gotta be the shoes".
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According to Hubie Brown, this move alone made him nearly unstoppable.[106] .Despite media criticism as a "selfish" player early in his career, Jordan's 5.3 assists per game[12] also indicate his willingness to defer to his teammates.^ Despite media criticism as a "selfish" player early in his career, Jordan's 5.3 assists per game 12 also indicate his willingness to defer to his teammates.

^ At several points he openly criticized his teammates to the media, citing their lack of focus and intensity, notably that of number one draft pick Kwame Brown .

^ Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award .

.In later years, the NBA shortened its three-point line to 22 feet (from 23 feet, 9 inches), which coupled with Jordan's extended shooting range to make him a long-range threat as well—his 3-point stroke developed from a low 9 / 52 rate (.173) in his rookie year into a stellar 111 / 260 (.427) shooter in the 1995–96 season.^ Michael Jordan#{1985 Rookie of Year .
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^ NBA Rookie of the Year 1984–85 .

^ In later years, the NBA shortened its three-point line to 22 feet (from 23 feet, 9 inches), which coupled with Jordan's extended shooting range to make him a long-range threat as well -- his 3-point stroke developed from a low 9 / 52 rate (.173) in his rookie year into a stellar 111 / 260 (.427) shooter in the 199596 season.
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[12] .For a guard, Jordan was also a good rebounder (6.2 per game).^ For a guard, Jordan was also a good rebounder (6.2 per game).
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^ Despite media criticism as a "selfish" player early in his career, Jordan's 5.3 assists per game[12] also indicate his willingness to defer to his teammates.
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^ Jordan averaged 31 points per game in that series, but Orlando prevailed in six games.
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[12]
.In 1988, he was honored with the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award and became the first NBA player to win both the Defensive Player of the Year and MVP awards in a career (since equaled by Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Kevin Garnett; Olajuwon is the only player other than Jordan to win both during the same season).^ However, this year Jordan was beaten for the NBA MVP Award by Karl Malone .

^ In 1988, he was honored with the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award and became the first NBA player to win both the Defensive Player of the Year and MVP awards in a career (since equaled by Hakeem Olajuwon , David Robinson , and Kevin Garnett ; Olajuwon is the only player other than Jordan to win both during the same season).

^ During his first season in the NBA, Jordan averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting.
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In addition he set records for blocked shots by a guard,[107] and combined this with his ball-thieving ability to become a standout defensive player. .His 2,514 steals are the second highest total of all-time behind John Stockton, while his steals per game average is third all-time.^ His 2,514 steals are the second highest total of all-time behind John Stockton , while his steals per game average is third all-time.

^ His 2,514 steals are the second highest total of all-time behind John Stockton, while his steals per game average is third all-time.
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^ He was capable of aggressively driving to the basket and drawing fouls from his opponents at a high rate; his 8,772 free throw attempts are the ninth highest total of all time.
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[108] .Jerry West often stated that he was more impressed with Jordan's defensive contributions than his offensive ones.^ Jerry West often stated that he was more impressed with Jordan's defensive contributions than his offensive ones.
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^ An academic study found that Jordans first NBA comeback resulted in an increase in the market capitalization of his client firms of more than $1 billion.
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^ At the age of 29, Michael Jeffrey Jordan is almost certainly more popular than Jesus.

[109]

Legacy

.Jordan's basketball talent was clear from his rookie season.^ Michael Jordan's basketball talent was clear from his rookie season.
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^ Jordan was also voted in as an All-Star starter by the fans in his rookie season.
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^ The controversy left Jordan relatively unaffected when he returned to regular season play, and he would go on to be voted Rookie of the Year.
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[15][17] .In his first game in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, Jordan received a prolonged standing ovation,[17] a rarity for an opposing player.^ In his first game in Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks, Jordan received a prolonged standing ovation, 17 a rarity for an opposing player.

^ On March 2, 1962, he scored 100 points leading the Philadelphia Warriors to a 163-147 victory over the New York Knicks before 4,124 at Hershey, Pennsylvannia.
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^ Controversy arose before the All-Star game when word surfaced that several veteran players, led by Isiah Thomas , were upset by the amount of attention Jordan was receiving.

After Jordan scored a playoff record 63 points against the Boston Celtics in 1986, Celtics star Larry Bird described him as "God disguised as Michael Jordan."[23]
"By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."
—Introductory line of Jordan's NBA Encyclopedia biography[1]
.Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons (NBA record) and tied Wilt Chamberlain's record of seven consecutive scoring titles.^ Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons (NBA record) and tied Wilt Chamberlain's record of seven consecutive scoring titles.
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^ Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons (NBA record) and tied Wilt Chamberlain 's record of seven consecutive scoring titles.

^ With his third Finals triumph, Jordan capped off a seven-year run where he attained seven scoring titles and three championships, but there were signs that Jordan was tiring of his massive celebrity and all of the non-basketball hassles in his life.

.He was also a fixture on the NBA All-Defensive First Team, making the roster nine times (NBA record shared with Gary Payton).^ He was also a fixture on the NBA All-Defensive First Team, making the roster nine times (NBA record shared with Gary Payton ).

^ Franchise • Expansion Draft • All-Time Roster • Seasons • Head coaches • Current season .

^ The 1984 Olympic Team played against NBA "All-Star" veterans and won by big margin each time.
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.Jordan also holds the top career regular season and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game,[1] respectively.^ He holds the NBA records for highest career regular-season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.4 points per game).

^ Jordan also holds the top career and playoff scoring averages of 30.1 and 33.4 points per game,[1] respectively.
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^ Jordan averaged 31 points per game in that series, but Orlando prevailed in six games.
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.By 1998, the season of his Finals-winning shot against the Jazz, he was well known throughout the league as a clutch performer.^ Jordan was known throughout his career for being a strong clutch performer.

^ By 1998, the season of his Finals-winning shot against the Jazz, he was well known throughout the league as a clutch performer .

^ History of the NBA Finals Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz - 1998 , sportingnews.com, accessed March 25, 2008.

.In the regular season, Jordan was the Bulls' primary threat in the final seconds of a close game and in the playoffs, Jordan would always demand the ball at crunch time.^ JORDAN: I always thought I would be a bachelor.

^ In the regular season, Jordan was the Bulls' primary threat in the final seconds of a close game and in the playoffs, Jordan would always demand the ball at crunch time.
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^ After the second foul shot, the 76ers in-bounded the ball to rookie John Salmons, who in turn was intentionally fouled by Bobby Simmons one second later, stopping time so that Jordan could return to the bench.
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[110] .Jordan's total of 5,987 points in the playoffs is the highest in NBA history.^ Jordan's total of 5,987 points in the playoffs is the highest in NBA history.
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^ On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.
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^ After a desperation three-point shot by John Stockton missed, Jordan and the Bulls claimed their sixth NBA championship, and secured a second three-peat.
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[111] .He retired with 32,292 points in regular season play,[112] placing him third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.^ Points 32,292 .
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^ He retired with 32,292 points in regular season play, 109 placing him third on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone .

^ All I wanted to do was play all the time.

[112]
With five regular-season MVPs (tied for second place with Bill Russell; only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won more, six), six Finals MVPs (NBA record), and three All-Star MVPs, Jordan is the most decorated player ever to play in the NBA. Jordan finished among the top three in regular-season MVP voting a record 10 times, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
"There's Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us."
Magic Johnson[1]
.Many of Jordan's contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.^ Jordan was the greatest, but least gracious, winner of all time.
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^ Jordan is the greatest athelete of all time.
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^ Many of Jordan's contemporaries label Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.
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[109] .An ESPN survey of journalists, athletes and other sports figures ranked Jordan the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century, above icons such as Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali.^ Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's list of 20th century athletes.
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^ 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.

^ Ranked #1 by ESPN Sportscentury's Top 100 Athletes of the 20th century .
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[113] .Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's list of 20th century athletes.^ Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's list of 20th century athletes.
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^ 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.

^ Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press 's list of 20th century athletes.

[114] .In addition, the Associated Press voted him as the basketball player of the 20th century.^ In addition, the Associated Press voted him as the basketball player of the 20th century.
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^ National Basketball Association player and businessman .

^ His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."
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[115] .Jordan has also appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated a record 49 times.^ Jordan has also appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated a record 49 times.

^ Jordan's announcement sent shock waves throughout the NBA and appeared on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

^ Cover of December 23, 1991 issue of Sports Illustrated sportsillustrated.cnn.com, December 23, 1991, accessed January 16, 2007.

[116] .In the September 1996 issue of Sport, which was the publication's 50th anniversary issue, Jordan was named the greatest athlete of the past 50 years.^ In the September 1996 issue of Sport, which was the publication's 50th anniversary issue, Jordan was named the greatest athlete of the past 50 years.
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^ In the September 1996 issue of Sport , which was the publication's 50th anniversary issue, Jordan was named the greatest athlete of the past 50 years.

^ 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.

[117]
.Jordan's athletic leaping ability, highlighted in his back-to-back slam dunk contest championships in 1987 and 1988, is credited by many with having influenced a generation of young players.^ Jordan's athletic leaping ability, highlighted in his back-to-back slam dunk contest championships in 1987 and 1988, is credited by many with having influenced a generation of young players.

^ As his career progressed, Jordan also developed the ability to post up his opponents and score with his trademark fadeaway jumpshot , using his leaping ability to "fade away" from block attempts.

^ Although Jordan was a well-rounded player, his "Air Jordan" image is also often credited with inadvertently decreasing the jump shooting skills, defense, and fundamentals of young players, 115 a fact which Jordan himself has lamented.

[118][119] .Several current NBA All-Stars have stated that they considered Jordan their role model while growing up, including LeBron James[120] and Dwyane Wade.^ Several current NBA All-Stars have stated that they considered Jordan their role model while growing up, including LeBron James[112] and Dwyane Wade.
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^ Several current NBA All-Stars have stated that they considered Jordan their role model while growing up, including LeBron James 117 and Dwyane Wade .

^ JORDAN: Because when I was growing up, they were a great team.

[121] .In addition, commentators have dubbed a number of next-generation players "the next Michael Jordan" upon their entry to the NBA, including Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Grant Hill, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Vince Carter, and Dwyane Wade.^ In addition, commentators have dubbed a number of next-generation players "the next Michael Jordan" upon their entry to the NBA, including Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway , Grant Hill , Kobe Bryant , LeBron James, Vince Carter , and Dwyane Wade.

^ NBA History: Jordan bio NBA.com historical playerfile NBA Player Stats Basketball-Reference.com: Michael Jordan Michael Jordan at the Internet Movie Database Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube , or Baseball-Reference (Minors) Michael Jordan Motorsports .

^ The three others make up a decent group - Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James.

[122][123][124] .Although Jordan was a well-rounded player, his "Air Jordan" image is also often credited with inadvertently decreasing the jump shooting skills, defense, and fundamentals of young players,[118] a fact which Jordan himself has lamented.^ Although Jordan was a well-rounded player, his "Air Jordan" image is also often credited with inadvertently decreasing the jump shooting skills, defense, and fundamentals of young players,[110] a fact which Jordan himself has lamented.
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^ Although Jordan was a well-rounded player, his "Air Jordan" image is also often credited with inadvertently decreasing the jump shooting skills, defense, and fundamentals of young players, 115 a fact which Jordan himself has lamented.

^ Jordan's athletic leaping ability, highlighted in his back-to-back slam dunk contest championships in 1987 and 1988, is credited by many with having influenced a generation of young players.
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.I think it was the exposure of Michael Jordan; the marketing of Michael Jordan.^ I think it was the exposure of Michael Jordan; the marketing of Michael Jordan.
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^ As for Michael Jordan I think he is a legit 6ft 6, possibly 6ft 5.5 with with no shoes.
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^ Cyber-Journal of Sport Marketing, February 2, 2009 ^ "#18 Michael Jordan" .

.Everything was marketed towards the things that people wanted to see, which was scoring and dunking.^ Everything was marketed towards the things that people wanted to see, which was scoring and dunking.
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.That Michael Jordan still played defense and an all-around game, but it was never really publicized.^ That Michael Jordan still played defense and an all-around game, but it was never really publicized.

^ At the end of the day, Michael Jordan will still be Michael Jordan….
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^ It was authentic Michael Jordan and as real as it gets.
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[118]
.Although Jordan has done much to increase the status of the game, some of his impact on the game's popularity in America appears to be fleeting.^ Although Jordan has done much to increase the status of the game, some of his impact on the game's popularity in America appears to be fleeting.
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^ After much encouragement from coach Doug Collins, Jordan finally rose from the bench and re-entered the game for Larry Hughes with 2:35 remaining.
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^ The added exhaustion due to the Dream Team run in the 1992 Olympics solidified Jordan's feelings about the game and his ever-growing celebrity status.

[125][126] .Television ratings in particular increased only during his time in the league and have subsequently lowered each time he left the game.^ PLAYBOY: Did it surprise you during the last game when they walked off the floor before time had expired?

[125][126]
.In August 2009, the Basketball Hall of Fame opened a Michael Jordan exhibit containing items from his college and NBA careers, as well as from the 1992 "Dream Team". The exhibit also has a batting glove to signify Jordan's short career in baseball.^ He will be eligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
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^ In August 2009, the Basketball Hall of Fame opened a Michael Jordan exhibit containing items from his college and NBA careers, as well as from the 1992 "Dream Team".

^ "Hall opens a Jordan exhibit", The New York Times (August 3, 2009), pg.

[127] .He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in September 2009, with former Bulls teammates Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Charles Oakley, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr, and Toni Kukoc in attendance.^ Pippen knew what Dennis Rodman was going to do.

^ For all the loose tickets that I may have after a game that I do not use and I give to [Bulls forward] Scottie Pippen, give to [Bulls forward] Horace Grant, give to people, I pay for them all.

^ Why bring his old hi school teammate over that made the team over MJ? Show the guy up that he’s making burgers while MJ is in the hall of fame?
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[128]

Personal life

.Jordan is the fourth of five children.^ Jordan is the fourth of five children.

.He has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr., one older sister, Deloris, and a younger sister, Roslyn.^ He has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr., one older sister, Deloris, and a younger sister, Roslyn.
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^ Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Deloris (ne Peoples), who worked in banking, James R. Jordan, Sr., an equipment supervisor.
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^ I had two brothers and two sisters, so I want a combination of both.

.Jordan's brother James retired in 2006 as the Command Sergeant Major of the 35th Signal Brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps in the U.S. Army.^ Jordan's brother James retired in 2006 as the Command Sergeant Major of the 35th Signal Brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps in the U.S. Army.
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^ Associated Press, Michael Jordan's big brother ends Army career , charlotte.com, May 16, 2006, accessed April 18, 2008.

^ Associated Press, Michael Jordan's big brother ends Army career, charlotte.com, May 16, 2006, accessed April 18, 2008.
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[129]
.He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.^ He married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James , and a daughter, Jasmine.

.Jordan and Juanita filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly thereafter.^ Jordan and Juanita filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly thereafter.
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^ Michael Jordan, Wife to Divorce After 17 Years , people.com, December 30, 2006, accessed January 15, 2007.

^ Michael Jordan, Wife to Divorce After 17 Years, people.com, December 30, 2006, accessed January 15, 2007.
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.They again filed for divorce and were granted a final decree of dissolution of marriage on December 29, 2006, commenting that the decision was made "mutually and amicably".[130][131] It is reported that Juanita received a $168 million settlement, making it the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history on public record.^ Now three years later, you have rookies coming out making two-and- a-half or three million, so they're pushing the salaries up.

[132]
.On July 21, 2006, a Cook County, Illinois judge determined that Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million.^ On July 21, 2006, a Cook County, Illinois judge determined that Jordan did not owe a former lover, Karla Knafel, $5 million.
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^ On July 21, 2006, a Cook County , Illinois judge determined that Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million.

^ Jordan writes state of Bobcats letter to fans , espn.com, June 15, 2006, accessed February 21, 2007.

[133] .Jordan had allegedly paid Knafel $250,000 to keep their relationship a secret.^ Jordan had allegedly paid Knafel $250,000 to keep their relationship a secret[124][125][126].
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^ "Jordan says woman agreed to $250,000 payment", sportingnews.com, December 17, 2002, accessed February 12, 2009.
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[134][135][136] .Knafel claimed Jordan promised her $5 million for remaining silent and agreeing not to file a paternity suit after Knafel learned she was pregnant in 1991. A DNA test showed Jordan was not the father of the child.^ Knafel claimed Jordan promised her $5 million for remaining silent and agreeing not to file a paternity suit after Knafel learned she was pregnant in 1991.

^ A DNA test showed Jordan was not the father of the child.

^ On July 21, 2006, a Cook County , Illinois judge determined that Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million.

[133]
.As of 2007, Jordan lives in Highland Park, Illinois,[130] and both of his sons attended Loyola Academy, a private Roman Catholic high school located in Wilmette, Illinois.^ As of 2007, Jordan lives in Highland Park, Illinois , 127 and both of his sons attended Loyola Academy , a private Roman Catholic high school located in Wilmette, Illinois .

^ As of 2007, Jordan lives in Highland Park, Illinois,[120] and both of his sons attended Loyola Academy, a private Roman Catholic high school located in Wilmette, Illinois.
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^ JORDAN: I liked him when I was in high school.

[137] .Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois.^ Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois.
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^ Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois .

^ Simply the Best Player who ever played the game of Basketball…..
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After two seasons, Jeffrey left the Illinois basketball team in 2009, but later rejoined.[138][139] Marcus transferred to Whitney Young High School after his sophomore year and graduated in 2009. He began attending the University of Central Florida in the fall of 2009.[140]

Media figure and business interests

The "Jumpman" logo is a silhouette of Jordan used by Nike to promote the Air Jordan shoes, among other merchandise.
.Jordan is one of the most marketed sports figures in history.^ Jordan is one of the most marketed sports figures in history.
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^ Jordan had recovered completely by the 1986–87 season , and had one of the most prolific scoring seasons in NBA history.

^ Jordan is possibly one of the most conceded professional athletes ever.
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He has been a major spokesman for such brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald's, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes, and MCI.[141] .Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the "Like Mike" commercials in which a song was sung by children wishing to be like Jordan.^ He has been a major spokesman for such brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald's, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes, and MCI.[128] Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the "Like Mike" commercials in which a song was sung by children wishing to be like Jordan.
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^ Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the "Like Mike" commercials in which a song was sung by children wishing to be like Jordan.

^ Heir Jordan out to prove he can play like Mike , nbcsports.msnbc.com, July 9, 2005, accessed April 9, 2008.

[141][142]
.Nike created a signature shoe for him, called the Air Jordan.^ Nike created a signature shoe for him, called the Air Jordan .

^ Nike created a signature shoe for him, called the Air Jordan.
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^ 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 ".

.One of Jordan's more popular commercials for the shoe involved Spike Lee playing the part of Mars Blackmon.^ One of Jordan's more popular commercials for the shoe involved Spike Lee playing the part of Mars Blackmon .

^ One of Jordan's more popular commercials for the shoe involved Spike Lee playing the part of Mars Blackmon.
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^ A Nike commercial shown during the 1993 Super Bowl XXVII featured Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against a group of Martian characters.
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.In the commercials Lee, as Blackmon, attempted to find the source of Jordan's abilities and became convinced that "it's gotta be the shoes".[141] The hype and demand for the shoes even brought on a spate of "shoe-jackings" where people were robbed of their sneakers at gunpoint.^ In the commercials Lee, as Blackmon, attempted to find the source of Jordan's abilities and became convinced that "it's gotta be the shoes".

^ The hype and demand for the shoes even brought on a spate of "shoe-jackings" where people were robbed of their sneakers at gunpoint.

^ As his career progressed, Jordan also developed the ability to post up his opponents and score with his trademark fadeaway jumpshot , using his leaping ability to "fade away" from block attempts.

.Subsequently Nike spun off the Jordan line into its own division named the "Jordan Brand". The company features an impressive list of athletes and celebrities as endorsers.^ The company features an impressive list of athletes and celebrities as endorsers.
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^ Subsequently Nike spun off the Jordan line into its own division named the "Jordan Brand".
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^ Jordan kept busy over the next few years by staying in shape, playing golf in celebrity charity tournaments, spending time with his family in Chicago, promoting his Jordan Brand clothing line, and riding motorcycles.
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[143][144] The brand has also sponsored college sports programs such as those of North Carolina, Cincinnati, Cal, St. John's, Georgetown, and North Carolina A&T.
.Jordan also has been connected with the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.^ Jordan also has been connected with the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.
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.A Nike commercial shown during the 1993 Super Bowl XXVII featured Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against a group of Martian characters.^ A Nike commercial shown during the 1993 Super Bowl XXVII featured Jordan and Bugs Bunny playing basketball against a group of Martian characters.
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^ The Super Bowl commercial inspired[citation needed] the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement.
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^ Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal-winning American basketball teams.
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[145] .The Super Bowl commercial inspired the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement.^ Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam.
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^ The Super Bowl commercial inspired the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam , which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement.

^ The Super Bowl commercial inspired[citation needed] the 1996 live action/animated movie Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during his first retirement.
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[146] They have subsequently appeared together in several commercials for MCI.[146]
.Jordan's yearly income from the endorsements is estimated to be over forty million dollars.^ Jordan's income from the endorsements is estimated to be several hundred million dollars[citation needed].
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^ Jordan's yearly income from the endorsements is estimated to be over forty million dollars.

^ JORDAN: Yeah, they wanted me to sign autographs for a quarter of a million dollars.

[147][148] .In addition, when Jordan's power at the ticket gates was at its highest point the Bulls regularly sold out every game they played in, whether home or away.^ JORDAN: I buy every damn ticket.

^ JORDAN: I go through the same routine before every game.

^ JORDAN: By the time they wanted to recruit me, they had heard that I was going to stay close to home, which was not necessarily true.

[149] .Due to this, Jordan set records in player salary by signing annual contracts worth in excess of $30 million US dollars per season.^ Due to this, Jordan set records in player salary by signing annual contracts worth in excess of $30 million US dollars per season.
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^ Despite media criticism as a "selfish" player early in his career, Jordan's 5.3 assists per game[12] also indicate his willingness to defer to his teammates.
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^ Jordan's income from the endorsements is estimated to be several hundred million dollars[citation needed].
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[150]
.Most of Jordan's endorsement deals, including the first deal with Nike, were engineered by his agent, David Falk.^ Most of Jordan's endorsement deals, including the first deal with Nike, were engineered by his agent, David Falk .

^ "Executive privilege - sports agent David Falk" , The Sporting News , March 29, 1999, available online at findarticles.com, accessed July 25, 2007.

^ In the first game, Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals .

[151] .Jordan has said of Falk that "he's the best at what he does", and that "marketing-wise, he's great.^ Jordan has said of Falk that "he's the best at what he does", and that "marketing-wise, he's great.
  • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
  • Michael Jordan News 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]

.He's the one who came up with the concept of 'Air Jordan.'"^ He's the one who came up with the concept of 'Air Jordan.'"

^ (Some children receive the shoes Jordan wore during the game; one boy who died of leukemia was buried in his.

[152]
.An academic study found that Jordan’s first NBA comeback resulted in an increase in the market capitalization of his client firms of more than $1 billion.^ An academic study found that Jordans first NBA comeback resulted in an increase in the market capitalization of his client firms of more than $1 billion.
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^ On February 21, 2003, Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.
  • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerry West often stated that he was more impressed with Jordan's defensive contributions than his offensive ones.
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Honors and awards

Michael Jordan and Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams.
.Jordan won numerous awards and set many records during his career.^ Jordan won numerous awards and set many records during his career.

^ Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award .

^ Jordan was named Finals MVP for a record fourth time, 31 surpassing Magic Johnson 's three Finals MVP awards.

The following are some of his achievements:[1][154][155]

See also

Outside basketball

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.I've failed over and over and over again in my life.^ I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
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^ My mom told me to deal with life as it comes, enjoy it as it comes, and that's what I've been doing.

^ Obama pointed out that Michael Jordan was cut from his high basketball school team, but Jordon later said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
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    ^ And I think he’d be very proud of what I’ve done over my career and the choices that I’ve made, good and bad.

    .I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove.^ If you feel like you deserve a chance and have something to prove, don’t waste time complaining about it (which is what most of us do).
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      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Copyright NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      .Retrieved on 2006-11-22.
  • I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career.^ I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Biggest shot I’ve made in my career.” James said.
    • OneManFastBreak.net | Tag Archive | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.onemanfastbreak.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I think this quote specifically, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .I've lost almost 300 games.^ I’ve lost almost 300 games.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.^ I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball Freshman Tarheel Michael Jordan 's game winning shot against Georgetown in 1982.
    • Michael Jordan – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his...
    • Michael Jordan – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]


    .I've failed over and over and over again in my life.^ I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My mom told me to deal with life as it comes, enjoy it as it comes, and that's what I've been doing.

    ^ Obama pointed out that Michael Jordan was cut from his high basketball school team, but Jordon later said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
    • Michael Jordan – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]


    .And that is why I succeed.
    • As quoted in Nike Culture : The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p.^ On the concept of sign value, see Baudrillard 1981; Goldman 1992; and Goldman and Papson 1996.
      • The Sports Spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike: Unholy Alliance? byDouglas Kellner 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.gseis.ucla.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Goldman, Robert and Stephen Papson (1996) Sign Wars .
      • The Sports Spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike: Unholy Alliance? byDouglas Kellner 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.gseis.ucla.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ With Jordan and a new marketing agency, Wieden and Kennedy, the Air Jordan product line and Nike's Swoosh symbol became icons of American and then global culture.
      • The Sports Spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike: Unholy Alliance? byDouglas Kellner 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.gseis.ucla.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      49
  • I'm retired 99.9%. Of course, there always is that .1%. .
    • Statement of 1999-02-18 Classic NBA Quotes: Michael Jordan.^ NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio .
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      ^ He’s Michael Jordan 2.0 if you want to quote me on it.
      • Kobe = Michael Jordan 2.0 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC aram.dcmembers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Marcus James Jordan (born on December 24, 1990), Jeffrey Michael Jordan (basketball player; born on November 18, 1988) .
      • Michael Jordan Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

      NBA Encyclopedia. .NBA Media Ventures.^ Copyright NBA Media Ventures, LLC .
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Copyright NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      Retrieved on 2006-11-22.
  • Enjoy every minute of life.^ In Rare Air, a unique photographic autobiography, Michael Jordan opens the doors to his inner sanctum and in his own words describes his life as the world's most ...
    • Michael Jordan Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This puppy is currently on eBay for $500 , and it’s the perfect gift for that man in your life that already owns a set of Michael Jordan game-used irons.
    • Michael Jordan | MOUTHPIECE Blog // A Chicago-Addled Sports Blog 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.mouthpiecesports.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A Jordan Owens header rebounded off the Blues post...misery was complete in the 78th minute when Michael Gault headed in Damien Currans corner...
    • Jordan Michael Jeffrey: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

    Never second-guess life. .
  • I set another goal … a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough.^ There isn’t any successful people in the world that don’t put in hard work to achieve what they have today.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Heir Jordan out to prove he can play like Mike , nbcsports.msnbc.com, July 9, 2005, accessed April 9, 2008.

    ^ If we want to achieve something, just put in the hard work and the results will definitely come.
    • 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Michael Jordan | HealthMoneySuccess.com 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.healthmoneysuccess.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I approached everything step by step. .
  • (In 1985, Jordan broke his foot and the team wanted to limit his return for fear of worsening the injury) The [Bulls] came up with this whole theory you can play seven minutes a game when I'm practicing two hours a day...^ Q: Who did Mike want to be like?

    ^ If to be the best you have to be like Mike, I’d rather not.
    • On Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Speech | 48 Minutes of Hell 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.48minutesofhell.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bulls' series-clinching victory in Game 6 came on Father's Day.
    • Michael Jordan Bio - NBA Finals - ESPNDB 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC espndb.go.com [Source type: General]

    I didn’t agree with that math. I wanted to play. .I wanted to make the playoffs.^ The Bulls need to make some changes next year if they want to compete and get back to the playoffs.

    [...] .Jerry [Reinsdorf] said, "Let me ask if you had a headache and" - there was a 10 percent chance then I’d reinjure my ankle - "and you've got 10 tablets and one of them is coated with cyanide, would you take it?"^ "If I had to pick one night in my career, it would probably be walking off the court as a champion and knowing that was going to be my last memory of basketball," Robinson said.
    • Michael Jordan Elected To Hall Of Fame -- Main FanHouse 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You’d think that after two tests that prove that Michael Jordan is not the father of her child she would just let it go.
    • Michael Jordan - Blog Toplist 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think what my mother would have told me, as long as you go back and get that degree, then I can understand the sacrifice that you make to leave school.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    .I looked at him and said, "How bad is the headache?"^ I was writing the letter, looking back a lot at how I felt about MJ when I was a kid, and I idolized him.
    • Rohde: Michael Jordan « This May Concern You 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC thismayconcernyou.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That inspired him to come back…How is this a bad thing to let us know?
    • On Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Speech | 48 Minutes of Hell 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.48minutesofhell.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most times, he said, Herring looks at him as if he were a stranger.
    • Sports | The Unkindest Cut Of All -- Dropping Of Michael Jordan From Prep Varsity Remains A Very Unpopular Topic | Seattle Times Newspaper 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC community.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

    .Jerry looked at me and said, "I guess that's a good answer, you can go back and play."^ You look good.
    • Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto buy house in suburban Miami - Sports Pros(e) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After games, Jordan would look you straight in the eye when he answered your question, a contrast with Shaq O’Neal, infamous for his mumbling while sitting down and looking down.
    • Tiger Woods not cut from Michael Jordan cloth in discretion, access - George Castle - Bench Jockey - True/Slant 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think what my mother would have told me, as long as you go back and get that degree, then I can understand the sacrifice that you make to leave school.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • [Jerry Krause] said organizations win championships.^ Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009 .

    ^ Jordan 2009 Hall of Fame .
    • The History of Air Jordan shoes | Foot Locker 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.footlocker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He will be eligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .I said, "I didn't see organizations playing with the flu in Utah."^ "There's no way you guys would have got a chance to see Michael Jordan play without Dean Smith," he said.
    • Michael Jordan Elected To Hall Of Fame -- Main FanHouse 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Did the organization play with a 103-degree fever in Utah?
    • Hacksaw: Michael Jordan’s speech brings shame to Hall of Fame 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.sdnn.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I was in Chicago in 1994 and at this time I had no thoughts of coming back and playing the game of basketball, Bryon Russell came over to me and said, "Why'd you quit?^ The Hall of Fame in basketball, the Hall of Turds as a father.
    • Michael Jordan's induction speech - (37signals) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC 37signals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jordan 2009 Hall of Fame .
    • The History of Air Jordan shoes | Foot Locker 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.footlocker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Simply the greatest to ever play the game of basketball.
    • Michael Jordan Elected To Hall Of Fame -- Main FanHouse 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.fanhouse.com [Source type: General]

    .You know I could guard you."^ Maybe you could be a good writer - maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper - but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class.
    • Michael Jordan on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But if I had wanted to be greedy, I could've said, Screw you, you didn't know my hair was falling out so you owe me money.

    ^ Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.
    • Michael Jordan on Top Fans 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC topfans.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When I did come back in 1995 and we played Utah in '96, I'm at the center circle and Bryon Russell is standing next to me.^ It's going to be somewhat biased because I didn't play back in the days of Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, some of the great stars prior to me.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I started to think back to what I did when I was their age, 13-15, and why I played the game.

    ^ Did the organization play with a 103-degree fever in Utah?
    • Hacksaw: Michael Jordan’s speech brings shame to Hall of Fame 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.sdnn.com [Source type: General]

    .I said, "You remember what you said in 1994 about, 'I think I can guard you, I can shut you down, I would love to play against you?'^ If you really think about it, the things he said in that ...
    • Video - Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame Speech - USA, NBA 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Think about what you said?
    • Michael Jordan Palm Officially Launched 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.palminfocenter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you really think Bugs Bunny would have involved himself with a project like that?
    • 1585 A Religious Conservative & a RelativistLiberal vs. Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.the1585.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Well, you're about to get your chance."^ In Washington, he lobbed a bench towel to a heckler and said, "If you're gonna keep talking, at least wipe the drool off your chin."

    ^ You're working on the idiosyncrasies of what your game needs, so when the game comes, you showcase it and you utilize it.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    ^ JORDAN: People keep saying, Well, you're never going to be able to walk away, you're always going to want that spotlight.

    .
  • I can remember a game, we were down with about 5 to 10 points, I go off about 25 points, we come back and win the game, we're walking off the floor.^ Jordan 2009 Hall of Fame .
    • The History of Air Jordan shoes | Foot Locker 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.footlocker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He will be eligible for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We came from 16 points down to win the game.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    .Tex (Winter) looks at me and says "There's no "I" in team!"^ I'm saying, No, it's not over until there are triple zeros on the scoreboard.
    • Cigar Aficionado | People Profile | Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.cigaraficionado.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jordan was such an offensive force, often carrying his teammates, that when former Chicago assistant coach Tex Winter told him, "There's no 'I' in the word 'team'.", the Bulls star shot back, "There is in the word 'win'."
    • Michael Jordan Bio - NBA Finals - ESPNDB 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC espndb.go.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, three days after Jordan's retirement, the NBA cleared Jordan of any wrongdoing by saying the investigation by the NBA revealed that there was "absolutely no evidence Jordan violated league rules."

    .I looked at Tex and say, "There's not, but there's an 'I' in win!"^ When you look at it up to that point, there were so many media guys saying, ‘He’s good.

    ^ Tex Winter told me there is no 'i' in team; yeah Tex, but there’s an 'i' in win.” .
    • Michael Jordan: Tainted | Bleacher Report 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I looked back and Tex and said, “There’s an “I” in win.

Quotes about Jordan

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  • Once Michael gets up there he says, "Well, maybe I’ll just hang up here in the air for a while, just sit back."^ There's no Zoom Air here.
    • Western Australia Michael Jordan Society 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC members.iinet.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just came back from Michael Jordan's.
    • Michael Jordan's - New York Restaurant - MenuPages Steakhouses, American (Traditional) Restaurant Search 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.menupages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jordan 's athletic leaping ability, getting him the nicknames “ Air Jordan ” and “ His Airness ”, came to life in 1987 and 1988 with his back-to-back slam-dunk contest championships.
    • Michael Jordan- The Best Ever! | PlayerPress.com - Sports Commentary, News, Blogs, Photos, Videos by Pro Athletes and Fans 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.playerpress.com [Source type: General]

    .Then all of a sudden, he says, "Well, maybe I’ll 360. No, I changed my mind.^ The apologists will continue to say it makes no difference; it makes ALL the difference.
    • On Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Speech | 48 Minutes of Hell 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.48minutesofhell.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I decided early in my career that the only really important thing was to try and win every game because when I got through no one could say, 'Well, he was the best at this or that.'
    • Bill Russell Is Better Than Michael Jordan? | Bleacher Report 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I debated about addressing it, decided against it, but have since changed my mind.
    • The Nextology of Michael Jordan - Kobe Bryant | Ed The Sports Fan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.edthesportsfan.com [Source type: General]

    .I’ll go up on the other side."^ He still gets up in the air with nowhere to go and loses the ball, and I assume we'll still see him falling down for no particular reason.
    • Chicago Bulls Blog: Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC blogs.bulls.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Religious Conservative: There’ll be some other people showing up later.
    • 1585 A Religious Conservative & a RelativistLiberal vs. Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.the1585.com [Source type: Original source]

    He’s just incredible. .
    • Magic Johnson, quoted in Classic NBA Quotes: Michael Jordan.^ NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio .
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Despite Jordan's success, Magic Johnson won the league's Most Valuable Player Award .

      ^ Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 , 1963 ) is a former American NBA player, and is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time.

      NBA Encyclopedia. .NBA Media Ventures.^ Copyright NBA Media Ventures, LLC .
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Copyright NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.
      • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

      .Retrieved on 2006-11-22.
  • I think he's God disguised as Michael Jordan.^ After the game, Larry Bird observed that it was “God disguised as Michael Jordan”.

    ^ Michael Jordan, 2006 .

    ^ I think it was the exposure of Michael Jordan; the marketing of Michael Jordan.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Michael Jordan News 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.celebrityonlinenews.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird, after beating the Bulls in a 1986 Eastern Conference first-round playoff game that ended in OT, a game in which Jordan had scored 63 points.^ (Larry beat Magic the first time in 7, then Magic beat him the next 2 times in 6 games.
      • The Nextology of Michael Jordan - Kobe Bryant | Ed The Sports Fan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.edthesportsfan.com [Source type: General]

      ^ In 1986, after Jordan had scored a playoff record 63 points against the Boston Celtics in 1986, Celtics star Larry Bird said he was "God disguised as Michael Jordan."
      • Michael Jordan- The Best Ever! | PlayerPress.com - Sports Commentary, News, Blogs, Photos, Videos by Pro Athletes and Fans 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.playerpress.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Michael Jordan#{Game 2, 1986 First Round .
      • MICHAEL JORDAN CARDS 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC my.execpc.com [Source type: General]

      .
      • Quoted in Joel Achenbach. "'This Is a Perfect Time for Me to Walk Away'", The Washington Post, 1999-01-15, p.^ Novak, Robert (1999) "Riding the Air," Washington Post , January 31, 1999: X3 .
        • The Sports Spectacle, Michael Jordan, and Nike: Unholy Alliance? byDouglas Kellner 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.gseis.ucla.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

        ^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999 , but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizards .

        ^ Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but he returned for two more NBA seasons as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.
        • Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

        .A1. URL accessed on 2006-11-22.
  • That play was “Give the ball to Michael and everyone else get the fuck out of the way.”
    • Bulls head coach Doug Collins on The Shot, quoted in the NBA Encyclopedia.
  • You don't hesitate with Michael, or you'll end up on some poster in a gift shop someplace.^ You don’t think Michael Jordan wants to pick up the ball sometimes?
    • Michael Jordan – Author Profile and Information & Video at Simon & Schuster 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC authors.simonandschuster.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Guest fuck michael jordan balled head ass.
    • Video: MJ Shady? Chamillionaire Got Dissed By Michael Jordan Just For Asking For A Picture! "I Felt Like Im Bout To Steal Off On This Fool!" 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Posted at 11:22:26 AM in Chicago Bulls , Michael Jordan .

    .
  • The Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan's three-point explosion in Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals against Portland is easily one of the greatest performances I've ever seen.^ NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio .
    • NBA.com: Michael Jordan Bio 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.nba.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Chicago 2016 marketing Michael Jordan .
    • michaeljordan coverage by Chicagoist 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It FELT like an NBA Finals game.

    .As he made his sixth straight, he winked directly at Mike Fratello and me in the broadcast booth and held his palms up in a shrug, as if to say, “What can I do?”
  • This is a day that I had hoped would never come.^ Marv Albert, who broadcast the game, later stated that it was as if Jordan was saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She's just a money using woman because if mike made 40 g's like the rest of us, she would not give him the time of day.
    • Michael Jordan's girlfriend Yvette Prieto is not pregnant, says his spokeswoman - Sports Pros(e) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I just hope that this gets more coverage than the Claudia Palm which, as far as I am concerned, never got any real exposure.
    • Michael Jordan Palm Officially Launched 18 January 2010 8:08 UTC www.palminfocenter.com [Source type: General]

    .It has to be the toughest day in the history of the Chicago Bulls.^ Chicago Bulls , nba.com/history, accessed January 15, 2007.

    ^ History of the NBA Finals Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz - 1998, sportingnews.com, accessed March 25, 2008.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The greatest team in history - day four: Chicago Bulls, bbc.co.uk, accessed March 16, 2007.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    It's a tough day for Chicago. .
    • Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, quoted in "Michael Jordan Retirement Press Conference", NBA Media Ventures, 1999-01-13.^ Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA Championships.
      • Michael Jordan Books (Used, New, Out-of-Print) - Alibris 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.alibris.com [Source type: General]

      ^ He’s Michael Jordan 2.0 if you want to quote me on it.
      • Kobe = Michael Jordan 2.0 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC aram.dcmembers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ With Phil Jackson’s contract expiring, the pending departure of Scottie Pippen (who stated his desire to be traded during the season), and in the latter stages of an owner-induced lockout of NBA players, Jordan retired again on January 13, 1999.

      .URL accessed on 2006-11-22.
  • Basketball lovers are letting 'Michelangelo' walk away from the game while he's still an artist.^ Not since Jim Brown 's sudden retirement from the NFL in 1966 had such a dominant athlete walked away from the game at the peak of his abilities.

    ^ Not since Jim Brown’s sudden retirement from the NFL in 1966 had such a dominant athlete walked away from the game at the peak of his abilities.

    ^ Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois.
    • Michael Jordan biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (basketball player: Bulls, Wizards) 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Phil Jackson, on his reaction to Michael Jordan's first retirement.
  • To me, Jordan is the god of Basketball, and I think he will always be.^ What do you think of Michael Jordan?
    • Michael Jordan 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jordan's coach was Phil Jackson .

    ^ Welcome to Michael Jordan’s basketball camp.
    • Video - Michael Jordan 45 years young - NBA 28 January 2010 0:28 UTC ballhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American basketball player. Many people believe Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players to ever play in the NBA. He won six championships playing for the Chicago Bulls and head coach Phil Jackson. The Chicago Bulls team set a record by winning 72 games. Jordan was part of this team and played together with main men like Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Toni Kukoc. Jordan won two Olympic gold medals for basketball. His first gold medal was in 1984 as a college player and his second was in 1992 as an NBA player.

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Early career

As a sophomore at Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jordan did not make his school's varsity (main) basketball team. This inspired him to work harder.[1] In 1981, he went to the University of North Carolina to play. He averaged 13.5 points per game his freshman year, and 20 points per game his sophomore year.[2] North Carolina won the national championship in 1982, Jordan's freshman year. Jordan made the winning shot with 18 seconds left in the championship game. After Jordan's junior year in college, he announced that he would be leaving college to play in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls chose him with the third pick in the 1984 NBA draft.

NBA career

In 1993, after winning three NBA championships in a row, Jordan announced that he would retire and switch to a career in minor league baseball.[3] He played for the Birmingham Barons, a minor league team in the Chicago White Sox's system, but hit only one home run during his whole baseball career. In 1995, Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA with a two word announcement: "I'm back".[4] He was back in time to play for the Bulls in the 1995 playoffs, but the Bulls lost in the playoffs before reaching the NBA Finals. However, the next three seasons after that, the Bulls won the championship. This included the 1995-1996 season, when the Bulls won 72 games in the regular season and only lost 10. No NBA team has ever won more regular season games in one season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1998, but was still not done playing. He would buy part of the Washington Wizards basketball team, and played for the Wizards from 2001 to 2003, and ended his playing career after that.

After retiring

Jordan now owns most of the Charlotte Bobcats.[5] He was chosen to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.[6]

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