101 Facts About Michael Jordan

1. In 2006 Michael Jordan became minority owner and general manager of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

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2. In 1991, Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan 6 "Infrared" during All-Star Weekend in his home state of North Carolina.

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3. Michael Jordan was the fourth of five children born to his parents.

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4. Michael Jordan initially wanted his brand to be Adidas, but as the company was going through succession problems, they wouldn't make Jordan an offer.

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5. Michael Jordan likes to tell the story and say, "George was the first person I ever met in Chicago.

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6. Michael Jordan went eight years without a three game losing streak.

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7. Michael Jordan was even so influential during his reign, that he's credited with starting the baggy shorts fad when he required bigger shorts so he could continue wearing his University of North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls gear during every game.

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8. Michael Jordan is the only basketball player aged 40 or older to average over 20 PPG and to score over 40 in a game.

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9. Michael Jordan is the most decorated player in the NBA, past or present.

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10. Michael Jordan is credited with starting the baggy basketball shorts fad.

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11. Michael Jordan scored an average of 28.2 points per games and helped the Bulls make it to the playoffs.

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12. Michael Jordan was selected as a member of the US Olympic basketball team for the first time in the summer of 1984.

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13. Michael Jordan was named the NCAA College Player of the Year in both 1983 and in 1984.

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14. In 1981 Michael Jordan enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a basketball scholarship, majoring in cultural geography.

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15. Michael Jordan was the fourth of five children of Deloris and James Raymond Jordan, three brothers and two sisters.

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16. Michael Jordan made a big splash in film as the star of the 1996 movie Space Jam.

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17. Michael Jordan left college after his junior year to join the NBA.

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18. Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York.

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19. Michael Jordan is a valuable leader in helping the organization to grant wishes.

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20. Michael Jordan gives more than his time; he has donated and brought in more than $5 million to Make-A-Wish since the partnership began, which moves the organization closer to its vision of granting the wish of every eligible child.

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21. Michael Jordan is famous for his gravity-defying skills on the court as an NBA legend and Hall-of-Famer.

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22. Michael Jordan has authored several books focusing on his life, basketball career, and world view.

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23. Michael Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the "Be Like Mike" commercials in which a song was sung by children wishing to be like Jordan.

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24. Michael Jordan proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, on Christmas 2011, and they were married on April 27, 2013, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

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25. Michael Jordan began attending UCF in the fall of 2009, and played three seasons of basketball for the school.

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26. Michael Jordan is one of only seven players in history to win an NCAA championship, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal.

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27. Michael Jordan retired with 32,292 points in regular season play, placing him fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, and Kobe Bryant.

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28. Michael Jordan was capable of aggressively driving to the basket, as well as drawing fouls from his opponents at a high rate; his 8,772 free throw attempts are the 11th-highest total in NBA history.

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29. Michael Jordan promoted his Jordan Brand clothing line and rode motorcycles.

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30. Michael Jordan won a gold medal as a college player in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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31. Michael Jordan managed to purge the team of several highly paid, unpopular players, but used the first pick in the 2001 NBA draft to select high schooler Kwame Brown, who did not live up to expectations and was traded away after four seasons.

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32. Michael Jordan controlled all aspects of the Wizards' basketball operations, and had the final say in all personnel matters.

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33. Michael Jordan won Game 1 for the Bulls with a buzzer-beating jump shot.

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34. Michael Jordan appeared for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the 1994 Arizona Fall League, batting.

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35. Michael Jordan reported to spring training in Sarasota, Florida, and was assigned to the team's minor league system on March 31, 1994.

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36. Michael Jordan averaged a Finals-record 41.0 ppg during the six-game series, and became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP awards.

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37. Michael Jordan was named the Defensive Player of the Year, as he had averaged 1.6 blocks and a league high 3.16 steals per game.

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38. Michael Jordan graduated the same year with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography.

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39. Michael Jordan was selected by consensus to the NCAA All-American First Team in both his sophomore and junior (1984) seasons.

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40. Michael Jordan made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.

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41. Michael Jordan fueled the success of Nike's Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1984 and remain popular today.

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42. Michael Jordan holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game).

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43. Michael Jordan gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball.

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44. Michael Jordan quickly emerged as a league star and entertained crowds with his prolific scoring.

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45. Michael Jordan is currently the principal owner and chairman of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.

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46. Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

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47. Michael Jordan took to Instagram on Thursday to share some behind-the-scenes footage of him and Stallone hitting speed bags to prep for.

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48. Michael Jordan was one the greatests to play the game of basketball.

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49. Michael Jordan was one the greatests to play the game of basketball and he has some hardware to show for it: six NBA Championships.

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50. Michael Jordan had no real great reason to pick 23 at that time.

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51. Michael Jordan recently Open up his on golf company which is.

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52. Michael Jordan recently sat down with GQ to talk about his career so far and about the upcoming film.

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53. Allen Iverson says Michael Jordan called him a "Lil Bitch" when he met him so he paid him back with infamous crossover.

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54. On January 20, 2015, Michael Jordan was honored with the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year for 2014.

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55. Michael Jordan has described Falk as "the best at what he does" and that "marketing-wise, he's great.

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56. Michael Jordan made an appearance in the music video of Michael Jackson's "Jam".

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57. Michael Jordan has been associated with the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.

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58. Michael Jordan is one of the most marketed sports figures in history.

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59. Michael Jordan had allegedly paid Knafel $250,000 to keep their relationship a secret.

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60. Michael Jordan listed his Highland Park mansion for sale in 2012.

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61. Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they had two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.

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62. Michael Jordan has appeared on the front cover of Sports Illustrated a record 50 times.

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63. Michael Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press' December 1999 list of 20th century athletes.

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64. In the All-Star Game fan ballot, Michael Jordan received the most votes nine times, more than any other player.

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65. Michael Jordan finished among the top three in regular-season MVP voting 10 times, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

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66. Michael Jordan led the NBA in scoring in 10 seasons and tied Wilt Chamberlain's record of seven consecutive scoring titles.

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67. Michael Jordan was known throughout his career for being a strong clutch performer.

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68. In February 2010, it was reported that Michael Jordan was seeking majority ownership of the Bobcats.

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69. As part of the deal, Michael Jordan took full control over the basketball side of the operation, with the title "Managing Member of Basketball Operations.

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70. Michael Jordan was the only player to start all 8 games in the Olympics.

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71. Michael Jordan led the team in scoring, averaging 17.1 ppg for the tournament.

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72. Michael Jordan played on two Olympic gold medal-winning American basketball teams.

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73. Michael Jordan played in his final NBA game on April 16, 2003, in Philadelphia.

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74. At the 2003 All-Star Game, Michael Jordan was offered a starting spot from Tracy McGrady and Allen Iverson, but refused both.

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75. On February 21, 2003, Michael Jordan became the first 40-year-old to tally 43 points in an NBA game.

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76. That year, Michael Jordan was the only Washington player to play in all 82 games, starting in 67 of them.

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77. On September 25, 2001, Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary as a player to a relief effort for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

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78. On January 19, 2000, Michael Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards.

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79. Michael Jordan executed a series of plays, considered to be one of the greatest clutch performances in NBA Finals history.

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80. Michael Jordan led the league in scoring with 30.4 ppg and won the league's regular season and All-Star Game MVP awards.

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81. Michael Jordan was fined an additional $5,000 for opting to wear white sneakers when the rest of the Bulls wore black.

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82. Michael Jordan responded by scoring 38 points in the next game, which Chicago won.

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83. On March 18, 1995, Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back.

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84. In March 1995, Michael Jordan decided to quit baseball due to the ongoing Major League Baseball strike, as he wanted to avoid becoming a potential replacement player.

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85. In 1994, Michael Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons, a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, batting.

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86. Michael Jordan has stated this decision was made to pursue the dream of his late father, who had always envisioned his son as a Major League Baseball player.

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87. On October 6, 1993, Michael Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game.

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88. Michael Jordan stated, "Yeah, I've gotten myself into situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope.

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89. In 2005, Michael Jordan talked to Ed Bradley of the CBS evening show 60 Minutes about his gambling and admitted that he made some reckless decisions.

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90. In the first game, Michael Jordan scored a Finals-record 35 points in the first half, including a record-setting six three-point field goals.

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91. Michael Jordan returned to North Carolina to complete his degree in 1986.

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92. In 1981, Michael Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina, where he majored in cultural geography.

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93. Michael Jordan was recruited by numerous college basketball programs, including Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia.

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94. In 2014, Michael Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history.

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95. Michael Jordan starred as himself in the 1996 film Space Jam.

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96. Michael Jordan is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, having been enshrined in 2009 for his individual career, and again in 2010 as part of the group induction of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team.

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97. Michael Jordan retired for a second time in January 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Wizards.

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98. Michael Jordan joined the Bulls in 1984 as the third overall draft pick.

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99. Michael Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina.

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100. Michael Jordan will play the main character Columbus, who ends up becoming one.

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101. Michael Jordan uploaded the poster onto Twitter Tuesday alongside the caption, "Fight of the Century.

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