Results for - By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.
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Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. As a freshman, he made the winning basket against Georgetown in the 1982 National Championship Game. Jordan was named College Player of the Year in both his sophomore and junior years, leaving North Carolina after his junior year. He led the U.S. basketball team to Olympic Gold Medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain
1. Jordan played college basketball for three seasons under Coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels' National Championship Team in 1982. He made the winning basket against Georgetown in the 1982 National Championship Game. Jordan was named College Player of the Year in both his sophomore and junior years, leaving North Carolina after his junior year. Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as a draft pick, and quickly emerged as a league star. Do you recall which position he was in the draft that year?
2. "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan " I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept ---------------." Do you recall what he cannot accept?
3. In his first season (1984–85) as a professional, he led the league in scoring and was named Rookie of the Year; after missing most of the following season with a broken foot, he returned to lead the NBA in scoring for seven consecutive seasons, averaging about 33 points per game. He was only the second player (after Wilt Chamberlain) to score 3,000 points in a single season (1986–87). Jordan was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ------ times and was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 1988.Do you recall how many times he was named MVP?
4. In October 1993, after leading the Bulls to their third consecutive championship, Jordan left briefly and pursued a career in professional baseball. He returned to basketball in March 1995. In the 1995–96 season Jordan led the Bulls to a 72–10 regular season record, the best in the history of the NBA (broken in 2015–16 by the Golden State Warriors). From 1996 to 1998 the Jordan-led Bulls again won three championships in a row, and each time Jordan was named MVP of the NBA finals. After the 1997–98 season Jordan left basketball again. Michael Jordan retired from basketball multiple times, do you recall how many times he retired from basketball?
5. Jordan remained close to the sport, buying a share of the Washington Wizards in January 2000. He was also appointed President of Basketball Operations for the club. However, managing rosters and salary caps was not enough for Jordan, and in September 2001 he renounced his ownership and management positions with the Wizards in order to be a player on the team. His second return to the NBA was greeted with enthusiasm by the league, which had suffered declining attendance and television ratings since his 1998 retirement. After the 2002–03 season, Jordan announced his final retirement. He ended his career with 32,292 total points and a 30.12-points-per-game average, which was the best in league history, as well as 2,514 steals, the second most ever. In 2006 Jordan became minority owner and general manager of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats (now known as the Charlotte Hornets). He bought a controlling interest in the team in 2010 and became the first former NBA player to become a majority owner of one of the league's franchises. Do you recall how many times Michael Jordan was selected for the NBA All Star Games?
6. During his playing career, Jordan, a guard, standing 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 metres) tall, was an exceptionally talented shooter and passer and a tenacious defender. He earned the nickname "Air Jordan" because of his extraordinary leaping ability and acrobatic maneuvers, and his popularity reached heights few athletes (or celebrities of any sort) have known. He accumulated millions of dollars from endorsements, most notably for his Air Jordan basketball shoes. He also made a successful film, Space Jam (1996), in which he starred with ------------- and -------------. In 1996 the NBA named him one of the 50 greatest players of all time, and in 2009 he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Do you recall who starred alongside Michael Jordan in the film Space Jam?
7. He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. With a net worth of $2.1 billion, he is the fourth-richest African American, behind Robert F. Smith, David Steward, and Oprah Winfrey. Jordan has authored several books focusing on his life, basketball career, and world view. Are you aware of how many books he has authored?