Michael Jordan Biography

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. He played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Michael Jordan
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Basketball player, Athlete, Spokesperson, Entrepreneur, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
February 17, 1963 (54)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Marriages
  • 1989-09-02
    NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2013-04-27
    NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida
Divorces
  • 2006-12-29
    NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage
Michael Jordan Timeline
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Michael Jordan. (2017). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 3:23am UTC, Dec 16, 2017, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/michael-jordan/bio.

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Michael Jordan. [Internet]. 2017. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/michael-jordan/bio [Accessed 16 Dec 2017].

MLA Style

"Michael Jordan." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2017. Web. 16 Dec 2017.

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