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Also Known As: Michael Jeffrey Jordan Died:
Born: February 17, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession:

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Sportswriters spared no superlatives on Michael Jordan, a 6'6" shooting guard whose unearthly talents took him to the heights of commercial celebrity and dominance in the sport of basketball and made him oft-labeled the player of all time. Jordan leapt onto the national stage with a last-second jump-shot to seal UNC's 1992 NCAA Championship. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he lit up the National Basketball Association with gravity-defying dunks and acrobatic scoring bursts. He became the league's perennial scoring leader, but it would take the mentoring of coach Phil Jackson to add substance to Jordan's flash. He morphed into a true team player in leading the Bulls to their first-ever title in 1991. Jordan drove the Bulls to five more championships through 1998, interrupted only by Quixotic mid-career "retirement" to take a shot at big-league baseball. A true celebrity, he became a ubiquitous presence in advertising and even starred in a big-budget film alongside Bugs Bunny. After retiring and taking a front-office job with Washington Wizards, he suited up again in 2001 for a much less successful stint with that team. In 2010, he bought majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, but his...

Sportswriters spared no superlatives on Michael Jordan, a 6'6" shooting guard whose unearthly talents took him to the heights of commercial celebrity and dominance in the sport of basketball and made him oft-labeled the player of all time. Jordan leapt onto the national stage with a last-second jump-shot to seal UNC's 1992 NCAA Championship. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he lit up the National Basketball Association with gravity-defying dunks and acrobatic scoring bursts. He became the league's perennial scoring leader, but it would take the mentoring of coach Phil Jackson to add substance to Jordan's flash. He morphed into a true team player in leading the Bulls to their first-ever title in 1991. Jordan drove the Bulls to five more championships through 1998, interrupted only by Quixotic mid-career "retirement" to take a shot at big-league baseball. A true celebrity, he became a ubiquitous presence in advertising and even starred in a big-budget film alongside Bugs Bunny. After retiring and taking a front-office job with Washington Wizards, he suited up again in 2001 for a much less successful stint with that team. In 2010, he bought majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats, but his tenure would be much-maligned. A one-man marketing institution, 14-time All-Star, five-time NBA MVP, ten-time scoring champion, six-time Finals MVP and the only athlete to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated 47 times, Jordan left an almost superhuman legacy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hardball (2001) Jamal
3.
 Black and White (1999) Teen No 2
4.
 He Got Game (1998) Himself
6.
 Space Jam (1996) Himself
7.
8.
 There Are No Children Here (1993) Himself
9.
 Maxie (1985) Reporter
10.
 2000 Essence Awards, The (2000) Honoree
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With family, moved from Brooklyn, NY to Wilmington, NC
1981:
Played for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; made game-winning jump shot in 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown
1984:
With U.S. basketball team, won gold at summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA
1984:
Entered NBA draft; selected third overall by Chicago Bulls
1985:
Nike released first Air Jordan basketball shoe
1986:
Became only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3,000 points in a season
1988:
Won his first NBA Most Valuable Player award
1990:
Led Chicago Bulls to "three-peat" NBA championships
1992:
Joined star-studded squad dubbed "the Dream Team" at Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain; team won gold
1993:
Announced retirement from basketball
1994:
Signed minor league baseball contract with Chicago White Sox
1995:
Announced return to basketball
1995:
With Bulls, dominated league with second "three-peat" championships
1996:
Made feature acting debut opposite Looney Tunes characters in "Space Jam"
1999:
Announced second retirement from basketball
2000:
Became part owner and President of Basketball Operations for Washington Wizards; briefly came out of retirement to play during 2001-02 season, but only lasted 60 games due to knee injury
2009:
Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
2010:
Became majority owner and head of basketball operations for Charlotte Bobcats
2012:
Featured in documentary "The Dream Team"
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Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill , North Carolina - 1981 - 1986

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