Michael Jordan

"Michael Jordan"

"Michael Jordan"
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina and as a freshman scored the winning basket in the 1982 NCAA championship game against the Hoyas of Georgetown.

Michael Jordan was selected college player of the year for the 1983-1984 season, and in 1984 he led the United States basketball team to a gold medal at the Olympic games in Los Angeles. Michael Jordan left college in 1984 to play with the Bulls. He finished his first season (1984-1985) as one of the top scorers in the league, with an average of 28.2 points per game.

He was also name rookie of the year and made the first of his nine All-star game appearances. He has six championship rings to back up his claim, including 3 straight from 1991-1993, and 3 more in 1996-1998. Michael was named the NBA Finals MVP in all of those titles. He’s won them all with Scottie Pippen. In 1991, Michael Jordan’s Bulls finally overcame the greatest impediment to their teams success Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons, who has regularly eliminated the playoffs. In 1993 he avaraved 41.0 ppg in the finals, for a record. This 6-6-superstar guard is a perennial NBA first teamer(10 times from 1987-1993 and 1996 and again as a unanimous selection in 1997 and 1998).

Michael Jordan was once again an All-NBA First Team member in 1996 after making his return from baseball. You can always pencil Mike in as the starting guard for the all-star game(12 appearances in 1985 and form 1987-1993 and again in 1997). He started for the ninth time in 1997, as the first player EVER to receive more than 2 million votes.

In the 1997 Game Michael Jordan become the first player ever to record a triple double in the all-star game with 14 points and again in 1996. Jordan was once again elected to start (10th time in 12 appearances) in 1998 after leading the eastern conference in voting. Jordan holds the record for most careers scoring titles with eight, including 7 straight, also a record. He scores so many points that it is almost unfair to compare him with other players.

On November 6, 1996 Michael Jordan scored 50 points for the 36th time in his career! Jordan eclipsed the 25,000 career point’s total, and he continues to dominate in that statistical category. He was the tenth player to score that many points, accomplishing the feat against San Antonio on November 30, 1996, with his 35th point of the game.

Oh yeah, He is also the Bull’s All- Time leading scorer no surprise there, His career scoring average of around 32 ppg is the best of all time… even better than Wilt and Michael Jordan never scored of 100 points in a game. On 12/30/97 Michael Jordan broke Kareem Abdul-Jabber’s record of scoring in double digits in 788 consecutive games.

Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in basketball history. During his brilliant career, Jordan won 6 NBA Championships, earned 5 MVP awards and was selected to 12 All-star games.

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