Friday, July 30, 2021

Player Profile – Michael Jordan (American Basketball Player)

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Personal life:

Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan developed a competitive edge at an early age and wanted to win every game he played.

Jordan witnessed a stable family life. His mother, Delores, was a cashier who had written many books. His father, James, was a maintenance worker who turned manager at General Electric. Jordan had four siblings: Larry, Deloris, Roslyn, and James Jr.

Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in 1989. The couple had three children: Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine. After 17 years of marriage, they got divorced in December 2006. Jordan married 35-year-old Cuban American model Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach, Florida in April 2013.

Professional Life:

Michael Jeffrey Jordan is also known by his initials MJ is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. Jordan is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and also of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. He has played 15 seasons, leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. His biography on the official NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” Michael dominated the sport in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.

Awards & Achievements:

  • 1981 Breaks record at McDonald’s All-American game by scoring 30 points
  • 1982 Scores winning points in NCAA championship game
  • 1984 Named College Player of the Year
  • 1984 Wins Olympic gold medal with U.S. basketball team
  • 1985 Named NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1986-87 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1987 Winner, Slam Dunk Contest
  • 1987-88 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1987-88 Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1987-88 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1987-88 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1988 Wins Slam Dunk Contest
  • 1988 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1988 Named NBA All-Star Games Most Valuable Player
  • 1988-89 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1988-89 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1989-90 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1989-90 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1990-91 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1990-91 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1990-91 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1991 Leads Chicago Bulls to their first NBA title
  • 1991-92 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1991-92 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1991-92 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1992 Wins Olympic gold medal with U.S. basketball team
  • 1992-93 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1992-93 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1995-96 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1995-96 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1995-96 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1996 Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
  • 1996 Named NBA All-Star Games Most Valuable Player
  • 1996-97 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1996-97 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1997-98 Named NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 1997-98 Named to the All-NBA First Team
  • 1997-98 Named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 1998 Named NBA All-Star Games Most Valuable Player

Endorsements:

  • Nike
  • Coca-Cola
  • Chevrolet
  • Gatorade
  • McDonald’s
  • Ball Park Franks
  • Rayovac
  • Wheaties
  • Hanes
  • MCI

As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $2.1 billion by Forbes making him one of the richest sportsmen.

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