Basketball Legend – Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan was born in New York on February 17, 1963. But later his family moved to North Carolina, where he grew up. Jordan is one of the best basketball players ever. Michael Jordan went to North Carolina University, the college team of the year. In 1984 he was listed on the NBA list by Chicago Bulls. In 1984 he took part in the US Olympic basketball team and won his first gold medal with the team. Behind Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (Portland Trail Blazers), Jordan was chosen by Chicago Bulls in the 3rd place.
Starting as a storm in the NBA rookie season, Jordan took the 3rd place in the number of the kingdom after Bernard King and Larry Bird in the first year with a score of 28.2, and won the “Rookie of the Year” prize in the average of 6.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists. The most important success for Jordan, who was also selected for the “Best Seconds” team, was that Bulls had 11 games more than a year ago and Jordan won the playoffs more than 1 year ago. Jordan’s Bulls have been in the first playoffs series at Milwaukee Bucks he bowed down.
A Great Career
When we look at the sum of Michael Jordan’s basketball career, he won NBA Champhionship 6 times, MVP Prize 5 times, All – Star 14 times and 6 times NBA final. Also, he won the gold medal of Olympic Games in 1984 with the American National basketball team. In 2010 according to the Forbes magazine earned 55 million USD, making it the 20th most powerful celebrity in the world.
According to Forbes, Jordan has made 1 billion USD deal for Nike. In 1999, he was selected by the coordinators as the 20th-century’s largest North American athlete, after Babe Ruth on the Associated Newspaper’s list of the century’s athletes.