Michael Jordan

Published on April 5th, 2015 | by Ath letize

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Michael Jordan Timeline of Events & Achievements

Michael Jordan was born in 1963, 17th February and is in a family of seven. He is the fourth child and right from childhood, sports became his first love. Earlier in life, he had a passion for baseball though he is well known today for playing basketball. This basketball journey took off after he received a scholarship to the University of North Carolina. While at UNC his 6′ 6” height and talent played in his favor to help him excel at the college level.

Other than identifying Michael as one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game, there are important moments in his life that are worth mentioning. Success is gradual, and paths change for the better just as indicated by Michael’s timeline. However, it is also noted that passion and goals can be achieved, and dreams come to fruition.

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1963

  • Birth of Michael Jordan

 

1981

  • Earned a basketball scholarship at the University of North Carolina

 

1984

  • He took home the Naismith and Wooden College Player of the year awards
  • Drafted by the Chicago Bulls.
  • Secured the 1984 Summer Olympics gold medal in L.A.

 

1985

  • Bagged the title NBA Rookie of the year

1988

  • Named Most Valuable Player of the year
  • He became the NBA Defensive Player of the Year

1989

  • He became the NBA Defensive Player of the Year

1991

  • Named Most Valuable Player of the year
  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

1992

  • Bagged the 1992 Summer Olympics gold medal in Barcelona
  • Named Most Valuable Player of the year
  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

1993

  • Jordan announces his retirement from basketball after the death of his father
  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

1994

  • In February, he signs a contract (free agent) with the Chicago White Sox as a baseball player something that was his early childhood passion

1995

  • He went back to playing basketball with the Bulls

1996

  • Named Most Valuable Player of the year
  • He stars in a movie, Space Jam, alongside animated characters such as Bugs Bunny
  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

1997

  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
  • He made it as one of the Greatest NBA Players ever known in the top 50

1998

  • Named Most Valuable Player of the year
  • He introduced his own sports clothing line called JORDAN
  • Named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player

 

1999

  • He made a formal announcement of his second retirement
  • He co-owned Washington Wizards

2000

  • He took home the ESPN athlete of the 20th century award

2001

  • He came out of retirement and played for the Washington Wizards up until 2003.

2003

  • Oldest player in NBA history to score 40 points in a game

2006

  • Took over the basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats and was also co-owner
  • He and his wife divorced in December with three children, two sons, and a daughter

2009

  • Secured his place in the basketball Hall of Fame

2011

  • Was inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame

2013

  • Got married to Yvette Prieto

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Michael Jordan lives in Chicago and has been an inspiration to many in the sports field. With much of his life (14 years) as a basketball player for Chicago Bulls and two for Washington Wizards, he portrayed that loyalty does pay off. With this, he managed to grab the title of the greatest basketball player of all time.

Currently, after his marriage to Yvette, they are a family of four with two lovely children. He is well recognized for his playing jersey number 23 and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers. The People’s Magazine voted him in as one of the most beautiful people in the world in a ranking of the top 50 people.

Talent never dies, and Jordan led quite a number of basketball games into victory. While it would come to you as a surprise that none of his parents was taller than 5′ 9” tall, Jordan was 6′ 6” tall. This acts as one of the greatest features that made him what he is. Though he dropped out of school in his last year of college, he went back to complete his degree in Geography which was a major step though his career as a basketball player was top notch and at its best.

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