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MIchael Jordan

by Deiondre Logan

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Michael Jordan #23
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Michael Jordan aka "Air Jordan" is a famous basketball player. He became famous for being one of the best basketball players of all time. He was also known for his incredible leaping abilities which gave him his nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He was great at passing, shooting, and scoring which made him an amazing athlete all around. While on the Chicago Bulls he helped them win the NBA championship 6 the whole time and each time he won the NBA finals MVP. 
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Quotes:
"I can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying."
"If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!"
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Date Of Birth & Location:
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA but grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.
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Awards:
MVP, Best NBA Player ESPY Award and NBA Finals MVP, 
Education:
Michael Jordan received his degree in cultural geography in 1986 from the University of North Carolina. 
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Interesting facts: 

- In 1993 when his father James had passed away, he stopped playing basketball and switched to baseball to honor his father.
- Through his partnership with Nike, he has made over 1 billion dollars. 
- He is the only professional basketball player over the age of 40 with a 20 PPG average. 
- He is known to be a philanthropist by being involved with multiple charities, such as the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Of America and The Special Olympics. 
- If his basketball career did not work out his backup plan was to work as a weatherman. 
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Video Link:
https://youtu.be/1StyBOsMSLE
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Important Dates:
March 29, 1982: Makes game-winning shot in NCAA tournament final against Georgetown.
Sept. 15, 1985: Air Jordan 1 basketball shoes released by Nike.
Oct. 29, 1985: Breaks his left foot in a game at the Golden State Warriors, misses the next 61 games before returning in time for the end of season and playoffs.
May 25, 1988: Selected NBA most valuable player for the first time, beating out Boston’s Larry Bird and the Lakers’ Magic Johnson.
Aug. 8, 1992: Jordan scores 22 points as the “Dream Team” wins gold at the Barcelona Olympics.
Sept. 25, 2001: Jordan comes out of retirement (again), this time suiting up for the Wizards. He averages 22.9 points in 60 games in his first season back.
Sept. 11, 2009: Jordan is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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