Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a well-known professional basketball player. He is a global cultural icon because he helped to popularize the NBA in the 1980s and 1990s. He played college basketball for three seasons and people named him Air Jordan and His Airness for his NBA championships. Michael Jordan age is fifty-seven. He is one of the most marketed players in NBA history. Michael Jordan stats is that he scored an average of 30.12 points per game and his playoffs are 33.45 points per game. He is also the member of FIBA Hall of Fame.
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The birth date of Michael Jordan is February 17, 1963, and his birthplace is New York City. The names of his parents are Deloris and James R. Jordan Sr. His father was an equipment supervisor and his mother was a bank employee. He went to Emsley A. Laney High School and this is the place where his athletic career began. Then he became the star of the junior varsity team.
He served in many college sports programs like North Carolina, Syracuse, Duke, and Virginia. In 1981 he got accepted into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did Cultural Geography.
– Early career
The Chicago Bulls opted for Jordan to play for their team in the 1984 NBA draft. During his beginning season with the team, Jordan got the average of 28.2 ppg on 51.5%. He assisted in many winnings of the team. The fans of the matches voted Jordan as the All-star player.
– The stint in baseball and return to basketball
On 1993 Jordan stated that he has lost his interest in basketball. Then he surprised the world by opting to join in Minor League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. Then in 1995 he quitted baseball and in just two words gave a press release about returning to the NBA.
Eventhough he had a break in the NBA he played well and performed a jump shot against Atlanta. He was able to score fifty-five points against the Knicks on March 28, 1995. The bulls got boosted by the comeback of Jordan and won in many playoffs.
– Washington Wizards career
On September 25, 2001, Jordan shared about his decision to play for Washington Wizards. He played in 14th and final NBA All-Star Game in the year 2003. He played in all eighty-two games of the season. He was forty at that time however got good scores.
In 1989 Jordan got married to Juanita Vanoy. Michael Jordan wife and he have two sons named Jeffrey and Marcus and a daughter named Jasmine. Then the couple decided to divorce on amicable terms and Vanoy received $168 million settlement.
Then Jordan got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto on 2011. They got married at a church in 2013. Michael Jordan kids with her are Victoria and Ysabel who are twins.
Jordan is a great offensive player. He acted in the 1996 film called Space Jam that received box office success. Then on 2000 Michael Jordan documentary released that depicted his career in Chicago Bulls. The title of this documentary is Michael Jordan to the Max. Michael Jordan jersey number is 23 and it is available in the rafters of Dean Smith Center.
The net worth of Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan net worth is $1.6 billion. He accumulated money because of his career and also is part of many business endorsements. While promoting Nike products he made $100 million in the royalties every year. Micheal Jordan’s house is a lakefront home located at Cornelius, North Carolina. He bought it in 2013 for $2.8 million. Moreover, there are six bedrooms in the house, a golf course and a country club. He also owns several other estates.
Michael Jordan is one of the best players in the NBA. Many people love him for his attitude and personality.