Brooklyn, New York Major Notes: Michael Jordan is considered by many as the best player to ever play in the National Basketball Association.
His family moved to Wilmington, North Carolinawhen he was a toddler. He has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he highlighted his athletic career by playing basketball, baseball, and football.
He tried out for the varsity basketball team during his sophomore yearbut at 5'11" 1. His taller friend, Harvest Leroy Smithwas the only sophomore to make the team. Upon earning a spot on the varsity roster, Jordan averaged about 20 points per game over his final two seasons of high school play.
One of the primary reasons why Jordan was not drafted sooner was because the first two teams were in need of a center. Jordan recovered in time to participate in the playoffs and performed well upon his return.
Against a —86 Boston Celtics team that is often considered one of the greatest in NBA history,  Jordan set the still-unbroken record for points in a playoff game with 63 in Game 2.
He became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score 3, points in a season, averaging a league high The Bulls reached 40 wins,  and advanced to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
However, they were again swept by the Celtics. He was also named the Defensive Player of the Yearas he had averaged 1. The Cavaliers series included a career highlight for Jordan when he hit The Shot over Craig Ehlo at the buzzer in the fifth and final game of the series.
Jordan averaged a league leading However, despite pushing the series to seven games, the Bulls lost to the Pistons for the third consecutive season. The Bulls defeated the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening two rounds of the playoffs.
They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals where their rival, the Detroit Pistonsawaited them. However, this time the Bulls beat the Pistons in a four-game sweep. The Bulls won the series four games to one, and compiled a 15—2 playoff record along the way. The media, hoping to recreate a Magic—Bird rivalryhighlighted the similarities between "Air" Jordan and Clyde "The Glide" during the pre-Finals hype.
Marv Albertwho broadcast the game, later stated that it was as if Jordan was saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this. Jordan was named Finals MVP for the second year in a row  and finished the series averaging He averaged a Finals-record With his third Finals triumph, Jordan capped off a seven-year run where he attained seven scoring titles and three championships, but there were signs that Jordan was tiring of his massive celebrity and all of the non-basketball hassles in his life.
Jordan stated, "Yeah, I've gotten myself into situations where I would not walk away and I've pushed the envelope. Yeah, it depends on how you look at it.
If you're willing to jeopardize your livelihood and your family, then yeah.Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Famous Basketball Players (–). Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris.
James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller.
Michael Jordan is an retired American basketball player. He is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player in history. He nicknamed Air Jordan and His Airness because of his playing style. He played 15 season in the National Basketball Association . Michael Jordan attended the University of North Carolina where he was named College Player of the Year but the Sporting News.
In , he was picked in the NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. In , he was also selected to be in the US Olympic basketball team, where, with the team, he won the gold medal. Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Famous Basketball Players (–). By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Although, a summary of his basketball career and influence on the game inevitably fails to do it justice, as a.