Michael Jordan Biography
Michael Jordan Biography
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in America. He was a basketball player, and now he is the owner of Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association and has his own business too. He played total of 15 seasons of basketball and won six championships with the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan height is 6 feet and 6 inches (1.98m). He was awarded the name of the greatest player of the basketball in National Basketball Association history who popularized the NBA throughout the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
Michael Jordan was born in Fort Greene at the Cumberland Hospital. This city is neighbored to Brooklyn, the city of New York. His father's name is James R. Jordan Sr. who was the supervisor of equipment and the employee at the bank of Deloris. When he was a young boy, he moved with his family to Wilmington, city of North Carolina. Then he joined the high school of the Wilmington. This school name was Emsley A. Laney High School. In this school, he started his athletic career. He played many games in the school including football, baseball and basketball. During his sophomore year, he wanted to make a varsity team of the school, but due to his short height, he was rejected. His height was 5 feet, 11 inches at that time. One of his friends was tall enough to make the team. The name his sophomore friend was Harvest Smith.
He tried his best and improved his skill and became the star of the junior varsity team of Laney school. He tallied several 40-point games. In the upcoming summer season, he tried and grew his height four inches. When he got a spot in varsity roster, he earned 25 points per game in the two seasons of school. Later on, he became the senior of the team and was selected to play in All-American Game of McDonald in 1981. In this season, he scored 30 points, six assists and 12 rebounds in each game. Numerous colleges recruited him in basketball programs. Some of these were Virginia, Duke, Syracuse, South Carolina and North Caroline. He achieved a scholarship of basketball to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. In this scholarship, he majored cultural geography.
When he averaged 13.4 ppg on 53.4% shooting, he got the name of ACC Freshman of the Year in oriented-team of Dean Smith. In 1982, He played the NCAA Championship game against, and he won this game due to a game-winning jump shot. Michael Jordan said that this is his major shot in the whole career of basketball. He made an average 17.7ppg on 54% shooting in these three seasons with the Tar Heels and added 5.0 RPG. He was selected in both the seasons, sophomore (1983) and junior (1984). He left his graduation one year before do join the NBA Draft in 1984. He took this decision when he won the awards of the Wooden and Naismith College Players of the year. After Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick. The first two teams were in need of a center, that’s why Michael Jordan was not drafted sooner in one of the primary seasons. TrailBlazer said that it was a matter of taking Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan and not a matter of drafting the centre because there was the same player with the same skills of Jordan in Portland whose name was Clyde Drexler. ESPN said about the injury-laden college career of Bowie whose name was Blazers’ choice of Bowie was the worst draft pick in the history of North American Professional Sports. In 1986, Michael Jordan thought of completing his graduate degree, and he returned to North Carolina. In the same year, Jordan earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts in geography.
Early Years of NBA FROM 1984 to 1987
Jordan made an average of 28.2 ppg on 51.5% shooting during the rookie season with Bulls, which helped him to make the team with winning 35% of the games in the previous three seasons. He quickly became famous and loved even by opposite members. He was called by Roy S. Johnson in the New York Times in November ‘’the phenomenal rookie of the bulls’’. Michael Jordan was made a cover with the words of ‘A Star is Born’ of the Sports Illustrated in December. He was voted as an ALL-Star starting by his fans during his rookie season. Several veteran players that were led by Isiah Thomas were upset due to the attention that Michael Jordan was receiving and due this controversy was arisen before the All-Star game. This led was called ‘free-out’ on Michael Jordan in which the veteran players did not agree to pass the ball to Jordan throughout the game. Michael Jordan was not affected by the controversy when he came back to the regular season play of the game, and he would have a chance to get the vote for the Rookie of the Year.
Jordan missed sixty-four games in his second season because his foot was broken in the third game of the year and that’s why his second season was cut short. The playoffs were made by the Bulls despite the injuries of Jordan and made a record of 30-52. This record was the 5th worst record in the history of NBA to qualify the playoffs. Jordan recovered soon and took part in the post and played well upon his came back to the game. Boston Celtics were often called the greatest team in the history of the NBA. Jordan played against the Boston Celtics team and defeated it with a record of 63 points in the Game. This record has not been broken still now.
For the season of 1986-1987, Jordan was completely recovered. Jordan had one of the most inventive scoring records in this season in the history of the NBA. Other than Wilt Chamberlain, Jordan was the only player who scored 3000 points in one season. In this season, he made the average league of high 37.1 points on 48.2% shooting. Additionally, he was the first player in the history of NBA who made a record of 100 blocked shots and 200 steals in one season. Despite the success of Jordan, Magic Johnson won the Most Valuable Player Award of the league. The Bulls had 40 wins and were reached to playoffs for the 3rd consecutive year. However, Boston Celtics again swept the Bulls.
Pistons roadblock from 1987 to 1990
During the season of 1987 to 1988, Jordan made a score with the average of 35.0 ppg on 53.5% shooting due to which he won the first league MVP reward. He also won the name of the Defensive Player of the Year because he had earned the score with the average of a league-high 3.16 steals and 1.6 blocks in every game. The Bulls finished 50-32, and they made it out for this first round in the career of Jordan for the first time, as the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by them five times in the game. After this, the Bulls defeated five times by experienced Detroit Pistons. The players of Detroit Pistons were led by a group of physical players and Isiah Thomas. The group of physical players was called ‘’Bad Boys’’.
In the season of 1988 to 1989, Michael Jordan again made the score with an average of 32.5 ppg on 53.8% shooting from the ground along with 8apg and 8rpg. The Bulls ended with a record of 47 to 35 and advanced to the finals of Eastern Conference, with defeating New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers along the way. When Michael Jordan hit The Shot over Craig Ehlo at the buzzer in the final and fifth game of the series, a career highlight for Michael Jordan was included by the Cleveland Cavaliers series. However, the Bulls were again defeated by the Pistons in six games. The Pistons won this time by utilizing their ‘Jordan Rules’. This method was given to them by guarding Jordan.
The Bulls joined the season of 1889 to 1890 as a rising team in which the young improving players and their group of Jordan were present to play. These young improving players include Scottie Pippen, Horace Grant and some others who were guided by Phil Jackson – a new coach. Jordan made another record against Cleveland Cavaliers on March 28, 1990, in which he scored 69 in a 117 to 113 road win. Michael Jordan earned the score with the average of league-leading 33.6 ppg on 52.6% shooting, to go with 6.3 APG and 6.9 RPG in leading the Bulls team to the record of 55 to 27. After beating the Philadelphia 76ers and Bucks, they again advanced to the finals of Eastern Conference. Bulls had pushed the series to seven games but unfortunately defeated by the Pistons for the third consecutive season.
First three-peat from 1991 to 1993
In the season of 1990 to 1991, Michael Jordan made the score for the regular season with an average of 31.5 ppg on 53.9% shooting, 5.5 APG and 6.0 RPG and won his second MVP award. The Bulls achieved the first position for the first time in a period of 16 years and made an excellent record of 61 wins in consecutive seasons. The Bulls had grown up their play with Scottie Pippen which was developing into an All-Star. In the opening two rounds of the playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks were defeated by the Bulls. The players of the Bulls were advanced to the final of Eastern Conference where the Detroit Pistons were waiting for them. However, this time Pistons were defeated by the Bulls in a four-game sweep.
The Bulls reached for the first time in the final of the National Basketball Association in the franchise history where they have to face the team Los Angeles Lakers in which they have two great opponents like James Worthy and Magic Johnson. The Bulls won together with four games and created a record of 15-2 playoff. Perhaps there were two best scenes in the game. First was that when the Bulls were attempting a dunk. The second scene occurred when Jordan avoided the ball from the famous retired player Sam Perkins by blocking him with switching ball in two hands from right hand to the left hand in the air to shot to the basket. In the first appearance of the final, Jordan made the score with an average of 31.3 points on 56% shooting from the ground, 1.4 blocks, 11.4 assists, 2.8 steals and 6.6 rebounds. Michael Jordan was crying the first time when he was getting and holding the trophy of NBA Finals, and on this occasion, Jordan was awarded NBA Finals MVP.
The Bulls and Michael Jordan kept continue their dominance in the season from 1991 to 1992, with creating a record 67-15, make their franchise-record on the top from 1990 to 1991. When Michael Jordan made a record by scoring the average of 30.1 points on 52% shooting from the field, 6.1 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game, he won the second consecutive MVP award. When the Bulls won 7-game series by defeating New York Knicks in the second round of playoffs and beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals of Conference in 6 games, the Bulls faced the two teams in the finals, Portland Trail Blazers and Clyde Drexler. Hoping to recreate Magic-Bird rivalry, the media highlighted the difference between ‘’The Glide’’ Clyde and “Air” Jordan during the pre-Finals hype. In the first half of the first game, Michael Jordan made a Finals-record of 35 points in which a record-setting six three-point field goals were included. The Bulls reached to win Game 1, and the Blazers were defeated by the Bulls in six games. Michael Jordan got the name of Finals MVP for the second consecutive year and ended the series by making the averages of 6.5 APG, 4.8 RPG and 35.8 ppg with the shooting of 53% from the ground.
In the season of 1992 to 1993, except getting the campaign of 5.5 APG, 6.7rpg and 32.6 ppg and getting the second position in the Defensive Player of the Year, the streak of consecutive seasons of Jordan was ended as he could not get his reward that won by Charles Barkley. Bulls and Michael Jordan met Barkley and his Phoenix Suns in NBA Finals in 1993. The Bulls won third NBA Championship when John Paxson made a game-winning shot, and Horace Grant made a block in last-second, but Jordan became once again the leader of Chicago. During the six-game series, Jordan made the average score in Finals-record with 41.0 ppg, he was the first player in the history of NBA who won three consecutive Finals MVP rewards. He played every game with more than 30 points and scored more than 40 points in four consecutive games.
In 1993, during the Bulls’ playoff run, Jordan was gambling in Atlantic, the city of New Jersey, at night before the match with New York Knicks. In 1992, he said that he had lost $57000 in gambling and he had to cover it. The author Richard Esquinas wrote in a book that on the golf course, he had won $1.25 million from Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan decided to retire from basketball, and he announced his retirement on October 6, 1992. Jordan said that he made retire decisions so quickly due to the death of his father, who was died three months ago. His father was murdered at the highway rest area in Lumberton, the city of Caroline on July 23, 1993. The two teenagers killed his father and their names were Larry Martin Demery and Daniel Green. The body of Jordan’s father was dumped in the swamp of South Carolina, and it was not discovered until August 3. The killers made the calls on the cell phone of James Jordan due to which they were traced. Both the killers were caught and punished to stay their whole remaining lives in the prison.
Michael Jordan Last Dance
Michael Jordan, the last dance is a series of the documentary that was co-produced by Netflix and ESPN. This series was about the dynasty of Chicago Bulls of the 1990s and Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan on Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant was the greatest player and had been playing with Michael Jordan; therefore, they both were best friends. Kobe Bryant was passed in an accident by helicopter. In this helicopter crash, Kobe Bryant daughter Gianna and seven other people were passed away.
Michael Jordan was very sad on the death of his basketball friend, Kobe Bryant and he said about him that, ‘’Kobe Bryant was like my little brother’’.
Michael Jordan Son
Michael Jordon's son is also a basketball player who had been played for the team of American Athlete Conference, UCF Knights. His name is Marcus Jordan, who has three younger sisters and an elder brother. His brother name is Jeffrey and sisters are Victoria, Ysabel and Jasmine.
Michael Jordan Daughter
Jasmine Jordan is Michael Jordan's daughter, who is born before the divorce of her parents. She earned the degree of sport management from Syracuse University.