Michael Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player who is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls and earning numerous accolades, including five MVP awards and ten scoring titles.
Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina, where he played college basketball and led the Tar Heels to a national championship in 1982. After college, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft.
Jordan quickly emerged as one of the top players in the league, winning the Rookie of the Year award in his first season. He went on to lead the Bulls to six NBA championships in the 1990s, earning the Finals MVP award in each of those championship runs. He was also a member of the 1992 “Dream Team” that won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
In addition to his success on the court, Jordan also had a successful career as a professional athlete off the court, including endorsement deals and a stint as a minor league baseball player. He retired from the NBA in 2003 and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.