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Michael Jordan

1963-02-17 Brooklyn, New York, USA

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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.


The Legend of the 81-Point Game Self (archive footage) 2023-03-14
Air Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2023-04-05
Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul Self (archive footage) 2022-08-30
Say Hey, Willie Mays! Self 2022-10-27
The Redeem Team Self (archive footage) 2022-10-07
Luc Longley: One Giant Leap Self 2021-08-13
A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant 2020-02-24
Bugs Bunny's 80th What's Up, Doc-umentary! Self (archive footage) 2020-12-01
Game 6: The Movie Self 2020-05-20
David Blaine: The Magic Way Self 2020-04-01
Meeting Michael Himself 2020-12-01
Rodman: For Better or Worse Self - Bulls Teammate 1995-98 2019-09-01
Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1 Himself 2018-04-22
In Search of Greatness Self (archive footage) 2018-11-02
The Making of Trump Self (archive footage) 2015-11-30
Dean Smith 2015-03-25
Kobe Bryant's Muse Himself (archive footage) 2015-02-28
Bad Boys Self 2014-04-17
NB90s 2013-09-04
The Dream Team Self 2012-06-13
NB80s 2011-11-30
The Wayman Tisdale Story Self 2011-01-01
Jordan Rides the Bus Himself 2010-08-29
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Carlos Manuel Baldomir Himself 2006-11-04
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Himself (archive footage) 2003-11-14
The NBA's 100 Greatest Plays Himself 2003-11-04
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies Self (archive footage) 2003-04-24
Ultimate Jordan Himself 2001-11-18
Michael Jordan to the Max Himself 2000-05-05
Michael Jordan: His Airness Self 1999-01-01
Unforgettabulls: The 6th NBA Championship Season of the Chicago Bulls himself 1998-07-09
Chicago Bulls. Cinco campeonatos de la NBA 1998-05-05
He Got Game Michael Jordan 1998-05-01
Saturday Night Live: A Tribute to Chris Farley 1998-01-01
Chicago Bulls 1996-97 NBA Championship Season 1997-07-02
The Journey of the African-American Athlete Self (archive footage) 1996-02-12
Michael Jordan: Above and Beyond Self 1996-05-07
The Official 1996 NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls Unstop-A-Bulls 1996-07-16
Space Jam Michael Jordan 1996-11-15
Below the Rim 1995-01-01
The Official 1993 NBA World Championship Video - Three-Peat 1993-07-02
Three-Peat - The Chicago Bulls' Historic Third Championship 1993-02-23
Michael Jordan: Air Time Self 1993-02-24
NBA Dream Team Self 1993-04-06
Michael Jackson: Dangerous - The Short Films Himself (Jam) 1993-09-28
Untouchabulls - The Chicago Bulls' Second Championship Season 1992-07-23
Pyrates Self (archive footage) 1991-12-18
Learning to Fly: The World Champion Chicago Bulls Rise to Glory 1991-07-25
Voices That Care Self 1990-02-28
Michael Jordan's Playground Self 1990-01-01
Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me Self 1989-01-26
Great Sports Moments of the 80's Self (archive footage) 1989-10-10
Michael Jordan & Co Himself 1988-06-20
Michael Jordan Himself 1986-06-23
Informe+. Cuando Jordan jugo en la ACB
Untitled Michael Jordan / Washington Wizards Documentary
NBA Dynasty Series - Chicago Bulls