Michael Jordan is a former basketball player and businessman. You can also view Michael's full biography. He is still considered one of the best basketball players of all time. You can also find out his family's background and what he did to make his name famous. He is often referred to by his initials, MJ. You can know more about his life and career on the NBA website.

Michael Jordan won three NBA championships in a row and was named the league's MVP three times. He also won seven consecutive scoring titles and was voted to the All-Star team every year. He retired from professional basketball in October 1993. He was a key figure in Nike marketing and was known as Air Jordan.

Michael Jordan's NBA career began in 1984 when he signed with the Chicago Bulls. He was the third overall pick and helped the team reach the playoffs. He averaged 28.2 points per game and won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. In addition, he was selected to play in the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. The Olympic Committee lifted the ban on professional athletes in the 1992 games and Jordan's team won gold.

After retiring from the NBA, Michael Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons baseball team, a minor league team in the Chicago White Sox system. While this was not his first professional baseball season, it did give him some rest. It also allowed him to rediscover his love for the game. During this time, he worked on his skills and his body.

As an NBA legend, Michael Jordan had an impact far beyond his many awards. From his rookie season to his final season, Michael Jordan became a cultural icon. In addition to being the most decorated player of all time, he also spearheaded the globalization of the NBA. His marketing techniques and unique style made him a global sensation.

In his college years, Michael Jordan attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While playing basketball for three years at UNC, he also became a crucial member of the team. In his senior year, he was named College Player of the Year. In 1984, Jordan's performance on the basketball court earned him the Naismith Award for the best college player. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in geography, a year before the NBA draft.

Despite his immense fame, Michael Jordan's personal life was not without tragedy. He was raised in a middle-class household with a mother who was an author and father who worked as a maintenance worker at a General Electric plant. His father, James Jordan, taught him work ethic and chores in the house. After graduating high school, Jordan played basketball and later accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of North Carolina.

While a basketball player, he has continued to do good things and help others. He has become a worldwide superstar and has a long list of endorsement deals. He has been in more than one ad campaigns, and he has appeared in over 20 Gatorade commercials. In addition to signing endorsement deals with major companies, Michael Jordan also does charity work. In 2002, he donated his entire salary to help victims of the attacks on 9/11. More recently, Michael Jordan donated his salary to hurricane relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian damaged the Bahamas.

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