Michael Jordan Speaker Profile
Michael Jordan Biography
Michael Jordan was born February 17, 1963 and is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." 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 was a member of the Tar Heels' National Championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. 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. 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. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
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. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). 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. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. He is the majority owner and head of basketball operations for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, having won a bidding war to buy controlling interest in the team from founding owner Robert L. Johnson.
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Posted on 8 April 2014 | 1:04 am
NBA legend Michael Jordan held his 13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament over the weekend. The pairings at the tournament were so star studded and filled with celebrity entertainers and athletes that it would make any red carpet jealous. Jordan kicked off the weekend with his celebrity gala on Friday, April 4 and was the keynote speaker for the event. After...[Read More]
Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:42 am
NBA legend Michael Jordan has teamed up with the Hanes brand once again to promote the underwear brand's new Tagless campaign, where men's underwear, including boxers and shorts, no longer have the annoying dangling tag in the back, frequently causing an itch and irritation. Hanes went this route on their undershirts ten years ago, but they've now removed them from their boxers and...[Read More]
Posted on 26 March 2014 | 9:53 pm
Aria Resort and Casino presents Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Invitational hosted at Shadow Creek Las Vegas from April 3rd-6th. A ton of celebrity guests are scheduled to hit the links. Names such as Marcus Allen, Jerome Bettis, Ken Griffey Jr, Eric Dickerson, Penny Hardaway, Mike Piazza, Ahmad Rashad, Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher, Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens, Patrick Peterson and many...[Read More]
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