Monday, June 11, 2012

Michael Jordan aka Air Jordan

Magic Johnson a basketball player said that

"There's Michael Jordan and then there is the rest of us."

Michael Jordan the 6.6 feted and having weight of 210 lb is the legend of basketball born on 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Micheal Jordan's biography in NBA says that he is the greatest basketball player of all time. He is the sort of player by which basketball is known in many countries. He was the man behind the huge popularity of NBA during 80's and 90's. He played as Shooting guard / Small forward. He started his professional career in 1984 when he was picked by the Chicago Bulls in NBA. Soon he became very popular due to his ability, he was also nicknamed as "Air Jordan" or simply MJ. He also built his reputation as the world's best defensive player. With Chicago Bulls he won the first NBA title in 1991.

Top 10 Micheal Jordan Play

Micheal Jordan Achievements and Records

  • Won the NBA title with Chicago Bulls three consecutive years 2 times(1991,1992,1993) and (1996,1997,1998)
  • Record of 72 consecutive NBA wins with Chicago Bulls.
  • NBA Most Valuable Player Award(MVP)- 5 times(2nd Highest)
  • All-Defensive First Team honors- 9 times
  • NBA All-Star Game appearances- 14 times
  • All-Star Game MVP awards- 3 times
  • NBA Finals MVP awards- 6 times
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1988.
  • Record of highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game)
  • Record of highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game)
  • In 2009 he was included in basketball hall of fame.
  • Named greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN
  • ACC Player of the Year (1984)
  • Oscar Robertson Trophy (1984)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year (1984)
  • John R. Wooden Award (1984)
  • Adolph Rupp Trophy (1984)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • Olympic Gold in the years 1984(Los Angeles ) and 1992(Barcelona)

The above records shows how great he was. During his career he retired from basketball 2 times. First time in 1993-1994 where he joined the baseball team. Then again he pursued his career in basketball in 1994-1995. Second time he retired in 1999. During his career life time he played for 2 teams Chicago bulls and Washington Wizards(2001-2003).

Michael Jordan Career Stats

  • Points 32,292 (30.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds 6,672 (6.2 rpg)
  • Assists 5,633 (5.3 apg)
  • In 1996 he also acted in the movie called SPACE JAM where he acted as MICHAEL JORDAN himself.


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