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How Michael Jordan Changed the World of Basketball Forever

On the court, Michael Jordan personified excellence, and off it, he reinvented the superstar athlete. Jordan’s first year at UNC was capped off by his game-winning jumper in the 1982 NCAA championship match. With that goal, Michael became well-known, and a new era began. Jordan entered the NBA Draft after his junior year, and the Chicago Bulls picked him third overall. The rising star started gathering NBA awards. The world immediately followed once he won the court. The 14-time All Star became the most recognizable guy on the planet thanks to his distinctive style, which included the wagging tongue, the loose shorts, and the iconic brand of sneakers. Still, he had no NBA championship to his name.

Then, in 1991, the Bulls under Michael Jordan launched a full-scale offensive on the rest of the league, capturing three consecutive world championships. Michael won Olympic gold once more in 1992 before unexpectedly leaving the Bulls in 1993 to play minor league baseball. In 1995, he made a full-time comeback to the NBA, and the Bulls quickly captured three titles in a row. Each time, Jordan was awarded Finals MVP. Jordan made a second unlikely return in 2001, continued to average 20 points per game, and participated in the All Star Games in 2002 and 2003.

About Michael Jordan

How Michael Jordan Changed the World of Basketball Forever
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American basketball player Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the best player to ever play the game. The NBA career of Michael Jordan, sometimes known as MJ, spanned 15 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Michael Jordan won two Olympic gold medals with the USA National Basketball team in addition to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls.

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Jordan enrolled at North Carolina to begin his college career in 1981, and in his first year there, he won the ACC Freshman of the Year award. Jordan averaged 17.7 ppg and 5 rpg at North Carolina over the course of his three seasons there. In 1983 and 1984, he was chosen for the NCAA All-American First Team. Jordan participated in the 1984 NBA Draft.

The third overall pick, Michael Jordan, was chosen by the Chicago Bulls, and he earned Rookie of the Year in his first campaign. Between 1991 and 1993, Jordan and Scottie Pippen led the Chicago Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships. Michael Jordan announced his retirement in 1993, citing a loss of interest in the sport. The Bulls won their second three-peat from 1996–98 under the guidance of MJ, who made his NBA comeback in 1995. Jordan took another retirement in 1999 before making a comeback in 2001 to play for the Washington Wizards. After spending two seasons with the Wizards, Jordan made his third and final retirement announcement. The Charlotte Hornets are presently owned by MJ.

What was Michael Jordan known for?

Michael Jordan, an American basketball player, led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association (NBA) titles (1991–93, 1996–98). He won the award for Defensive Player of the Year in 1988 in addition to five times being voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998).

Donations from Michael Jordan

The world’s richest athlete has made significant charitable donations. Jordan gave the 9/11 charity his whole season’s pay in 2002. Jordan declared contributions to both of the relief efforts when Hurricanes Dorian destroyed the Bahamas in 2019 and Hurricane Dorian affected Carolina in 2018.

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He has also worked with the Make-A-Wish organization for more than 30 years, fulfilling hundreds of requests.

Michael Jordan also supports the following philanthropic organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs America
  • Buoniconti Fund for Cure Paralysis
  • Care Cats
  • CharitaBulls
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • James R. Jordan Foundation
  • Kids Wish Network
  • LIVESTRONG
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Nevada Cancer Institute
  • Opportunity Village
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • The Miami Project
  • United Negro College Fund

Every Michael Jordan lover should read these five novels.

  • Playing for Keeps’ by David Halberstam
  • The Jordan Rules’ by Sam Smith
  • Michael Jordan: The Life’ by Roland Lazenby
  • Dream Team’ by Jack McCallum
  • Michael Jordan: A Biography’ by David L. Porter

Michael Jordan Career growth

Career Stats

SeasonGameFGFG%3P3P%PointAssistsReboundBlock
1984-8582837.5159.173231348153469
1985-8618150.4573.167408536421
1986-87821098.48212.1823041377430125
1987-88821069.5357.1322868485449131
1988-8981966.53827.276263365065265
1989-90821034.52692.376275351956554
1990-9182990.53929.312258045349283
1991-9280943.51927.270240448951175
1992-9378992.49581.352254142852261
1994-9517166.41116.5004579011713
1995-9682916.495111.427249135254342
1996-9782920.486111.374243135248244
1997-9882881.46530.238235728347545
2001-0260551.41610.189137531033926
2002-0382679.44516.291164031149739
Career107212192.497581.3273229256336672893

The Last Dance and Space Jam, by Michael Jordan

By collaborating with Netflix to release a ten-part docu-series, ESPN saved the day during the 2020 lock-down. The ten-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” which was incredibly well-received, followed Michael Jordan’s life and career with the Chicago Bulls.

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Fans flocked to The Last Dance in record numbers to relive how Jordan conquered the NBA with his six championships. It did, however, get some criticism. After the series’ debut, Scottie Pippen, MJ’s former teammate, continued to attack him on a number of grounds and made complaints about not being compensated for the show.

Jordan also played the title role in the 1996 film Space Jam. The comedy-based plot of the movie saw MJ assisting the “Looney Tunes” in regaining their freedom.

Even though the movie bombed at the box office, every NBA fan still has a soft spot in their heart for it.

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