Michael Jordan Was Born On February 17,1963, Brooklyn,

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Michael Jordan was born on February 17,1963, Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jordan developed a competitive edge at an early age. He wanted to win every game he played.He did not make the high school basketball team as a sophomore, but did make the team as a junior. After high school he accepted a basketball scholarship to the UNC (University of North Carolina) where he played under head coach Dean Smith.In his first season at Carolina he became only the second Tarheel player to start every game as a freshman and was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year in 1982.(Encyclopedia of World Biography) He left North Carolina after his junior year and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls of the NBA as…show more content…
He eventually landed several endorsement deals with such companies as Nike, which further pushed him into the spotlight. (Encyclopedia of World Biography) The 1986-87 season was again one of individual successes, and Jordan started in the All-Star game after receiving a record 1.5 million votes. He became the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to score more than 3,000 points in a single season.In 1993, after a tough playoff series with the New York Knicks, the Bulls met the Phoenix Suns for the NBA championship. When it was over, Jordan was again playoff MVP, and Chicago had won a third straight title. That summer Jordan 's father, James, was murdered by two men. Jordan was grief stricken, and his father 's death, combined with media reports about his gambling, led him to announce his retirement from professional basketball in October. In 1994-95 he join the minor league baseball (the chicago white soxs).He returned in the 1994-95 regular season and he played very well. The 1995–96 Bulls finished the regular season 72–10, an NBA record for most wins in a season, and Jordan, with his shooting rhythm back, earned his eighth scoring title. He also became the tenth NBA player to score 25,000 career points and second fastest after Chamberlain to reach that mark. The Bulls went on to win their fourth NBA championship, overpowering the Seattle Supersonics in six games. The defending champions had a tougher time

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