A brief biography of Michael Jordan is available on the official National Basketball Association website. MJ is the initials of his first and last name, so his full name is Michael Jeffrey. There are many things to know about him, from his childhood to his recent achievements. Read on to learn more about this American businessman and basketball star. There are many photos of him and his accomplishments on his official website. To learn more about his life, check out his biography.
Known as ‘The Jumper,’ Michael Jordan stood six feet and six inches tall. He was a great shooter, passer, and defender. His high-flying ability earned him the nickname ‘Air Jordan’. He also starred in several successful films, including the ‘Space Jam’ movie with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. He has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In the 1995-96 season, Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. He was named Rookie of the Year and led the league in scoring. However, he missed most of the next season because of a foot injury. He returned to the court and led the NBA in scoring for the next seven seasons, averaging 33 points per game. In the 1986-87 season, he became the second-highest scorer in NBA history. In 2000, Michael Jordan bought a part of the Washington Wizards team. He played for the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.
Retiring from the NBA
After retiring from the NBA, Michael Jordan played professional baseball for three years. He played for the Birmingham Barons, but he soon realized that it was not his sport. After this, he turned to basketball, leading the Bulls to their best record and fourth Championship title in six years. He also starred in Space Jam alongside Bugs Bunny. In 2002, he and his wife Juanita filed divorce papers in Waukegan, Illinois, seeking permanent custody of their three children. The couple divorced in 2003, but the divorce was withdrawn after a month. She then re-filed seven years later.
In 1989, Jordan married Juanita Vanoy. They divorced after seventeen years of marriage. They have three children, including twins. During this time, Jordan and his wife had four kids. Their divorce was annulled the following year, but he still plays for the Wizards and is considered to be the best player of all time. It is not surprising that the NBA has honored him with an award for his amazing career. But his career did not stop there.
Chicago White Sox
After he retired from the NBA, Jordan played baseball. He signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox in 1992. He also played basketball for the Birmingham Barons and Scottsdale Scorpions. In 2001, he returned to the NBA and joined the Washington Wizards. The Chicago Bulls signed him and he wore the number 23 for his entire NBA career. It was his older brother Larry that made the number 45 for him in high school.
After retirement, he remained active in basketball. He served as president of the Washington Wizards, and he also owned a minority stake in the NBA team. He announced his return to the NBA as a Wizard on September 25, 2001. As part of his commitment to the community, Michael Jordan donated millions of dollars to various charities and causes. In the spring of 2003, he announced that he would donate his entire salary to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Despite his popularity, Michael Jordan retired from basketball again in 1999, after a labor dispute between players and team owners. This time, he became the president of the Washington Wizards and was a part-owner. As president of the basketball operations of the Washington Wizards, he became the third African American in the NBA. In 2002, he announced his intention to file for divorce. In addition, he was involved in a lawsuit against the NBA and filed for bankruptcy.
While announcing his retirement from basketball in 2001, the Chicago White Sox hired him as a basketball coach for the Washington Wizards. Collins was a former coach of the Chicago Bulls. In addition to being the head coach, Michael Jordan signed a contract with the Washington Wizards and became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. In 2014, he became the first NBA player to become a billionaire. As of mid-2016, his net worth is estimated at $1.6 billion.