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Michael Jordan

Born: 1963

Biography

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a former American professional basketball player, active businessman, and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets. His biography on the National Basketball Association (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 instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. After a standout 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. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997, and 1998) as well as an NBA-record, at the time, 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards. Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 6, 2009 and was inducted on September 11, 2009. Jordan is also noted for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today. Jordan also starred in the 1996 feature film Space Jam as himself. He is the majority owner and head of basketball operations for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets; he recently won a bidding war to buy controlling interest in the team from founding owner Robert L. Johnson. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Jordan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

Resources

Movies

Space Jam

Michael Jordan in Space Jam

Ultimate Jordan

Himself in Ultimate Jordan

Michael Jordan to the Max

Self in Michael Jordan to the Max

Michael Jordan's Playground

Self in Michael Jordan's Playground

Michael Jordan: Air Time

Self in Michael Jordan: Air Time

Michael Jordan: Above and Beyond

Self in Michael Jordan: Above and Beyond

Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me

Self in Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me

Michael Jordan: His Airness

Self in Michael Jordan: His Airness

The Dream Team

Self in The Dream Team

The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat

in The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat

Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season

in Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season

NBA Dream Team

Self in NBA Dream Team

Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls

himself in Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls

Michael Jackson: Dangerous - The Short Films

Self ["Jam"] in Michael Jackson: Dangerous - The Short Films

Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory

in Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory

The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls

in The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls

Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season

in Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season

The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays

Himself in The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays

The Making of Trump

Self (archive footage) in The Making of Trump

He Got Game

Michael Jordan in He Got Game

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Himself (archive footage) in Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley

Self in Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley

Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies

Self (archive footage) in Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies

Three-Peat - The Chicago Bulls' Historic Third Championship

in Three-Peat - The Chicago Bulls' Historic Third Championship

Rodman: For Better or Worse

Self - Bulls Teammate 1995-98 in Rodman: For Better or Worse

Dean Smith

in Dean Smith

Kobe Bryant's Muse

Self (archive footage) in Kobe Bryant's Muse

A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

in A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

David Blaine: The Magic Way

Self in David Blaine: The Magic Way

Michael Jordan & Co

Himself in Michael Jordan & Co

Michael Jordan

Himself in Michael Jordan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir

Himself in Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir

Chicago Bulls. Cinco campeonatos de la NBA

in Chicago Bulls. Cinco campeonatos de la NBA

NBA Dynasty Series - Chicago Bulls

in NBA Dynasty Series - Chicago Bulls

Pyrates

Self (archive footage) in Pyrates

Bad Boys

Self in Bad Boys

Jordan Rides the Bus

Himself in Jordan Rides the Bus

Game 6: The Movie

Self in Game 6: The Movie

Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

Himself in Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

Below the Rim

in Below the Rim

NB80s

Self (archive footage) in NB80s

The Journey of the African-American Athlete

Self (archive footage) in The Journey of the African-American Athlete

NB90s

in NB90s

The Wayman Tisdale Story

Self in The Wayman Tisdale Story

Luc Longley: One Giant Leap

Self in Luc Longley: One Giant Leap

Meeting Michael

Himself in Meeting Michael

Informe+. Cuando Jordan jugo en la ACB

in Informe+. Cuando Jordan jugo en la ACB

Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul

Self (archive footage) in Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul

The Legend of the 81-Point Game

Self (archive footage) in The Legend of the 81-Point Game

Untitled Michael Jordan / Washington Wizards Documentary

in Untitled Michael Jordan / Washington Wizards Documentary

In Search of Greatness

Self (archive footage) in In Search of Greatness

The Redeem Team

Self (archive footage) in The Redeem Team

Air

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Air

Say Hey, Willie Mays!

Self in Say Hey, Willie Mays!

Bugs Bunny's 80th What's Up, Doc-umentary!

Self (archive footage) in Bugs Bunny's 80th What's Up, Doc-umentary!

Great Sports Moments of the 80's

Self (archive footage) in Great Sports Moments of the 80's

All New Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers

Self (archive footage) in All New Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers

El otro Rey de Chicago

Michael Jordan in El otro Rey de Chicago

TV Shows