Michael Jordan Fast Facts

Here’s a look at basketball legend and NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

Personale

Data di nascita: febbraio 17, 1963
Luogo di nascita: Brooklyn, New York
    Nome di nascita: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
    Padre: James Jordan, business owner
    Madre: Deloris (Peoples) Giordania
    Matrimoni: Yvette Prieto (aprile 27, 2013-presente); Juanita Vanoy (settembre 2, 1989-dicembre 29, 2006, divorziato)
    Bambini: with Yvette Prieto: Victoria and Ysabel, twins; with Juanita Vanoy: Gelsomino; Marcus; Jeffrey
    Formazione scolastica: University of North Carolina, B.A., Cultural Geography, 1986

    Altri fatti

    Led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
    Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time Finali NBA MVP.
    Played 15 NBA seasons in total: 13 with the Chicago Bulls (1984-1985 attraverso 1992-1993, poi 1994-1995 attraverso 1997-1998) and two seasons with the Washington Wizards (2001-2002 e 2002-2003).
    Has enjoyed lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, Hanes, Gatorade, Upper Deck and others.

    Sequenza temporale

    1982-1984 – Plays for the University of North Carolina. They win the NCAA championship nel 1982.
    1984 – Member of the US Olympic basketball team that wins the gold medal in Los Angeles.
    1984 – Is drafted by the Chicago Bulls, the third overall pick.
    1992 – Member of the “Squadra del cuore,” helps the US men’s team win the gold in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
    1993 – Becomes the first player to be named NBA Finals MVP three years in a row.
    agosto 3, 1993 – The body of Jordan’s father, James, is found in South Carolina. Two young men are later convicted of his murder.
    ottobre 6, 1993 – Announces his retirement from the NBA.
    febbraio 7, 1994 – Signs a free agent minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox and is assigned to their AA affiliate Birmingham Barons.
    marzo 2, 1995 – Leaves the White Sox spring training camp.
    marzo 18, 1995 – Announces he is rejoining the Chicago Bulls and will wear number 45. His previous number, 23, had already been retired.
    1996 – Is named NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, e All-Star Game MVP.
    1996 – Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History by the NBA.
    gennaio 13, 1999 – Announces again he is retiring from basketball and that he is “99.9%” sure that he won’t be coming back.
    gennaio 19, 2000 – Becomes part owner of the basketball team, the Washington Wizards.
    ottobre 30, 2001 – After resigning his position as president of basketball operations and selling his part ownership, makes a comeback playing basketball for the Washington Wizards.
    aprile 16, 2003 – Plays his last game, against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards lose 107-87 and Jordan scores 15 punti.
    febbraio 1, 2004 – Founds Michael Jordan Motorsports, a motorcycle racing team.
    dicembre 13, 2007 – An Illinois appellate court rules in favor of Jordan in a dispute with a former lover who alleges he promised her $ 5 million to keep quiet about their affair.
    gennaio 24, 2009 – Named the newChief Wish Ambassador” per il Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jordan will be the most prominent figure on the foundation’s new Wish Ambassador Council.
    settembre 11, 2009 – Is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
    marzo 17, 2010 – The NBA’s Board of Governors approves Jordan’s purchase of the Charlotte Bobcats team, per $ 275 milioni. He becomes the second black majority owner of a major professional sports team.
    febbraio 6, 2013 – Pamela Smith files a paternity suit against Michael Jordan in Fulton County Superior Court (Georgia) claiming that Jordan is her son’s father.
    marzo 4, 2013 – Files a dismissal to the paternity suit filed against him.
    marzo 15, 2013 – Smith withdraws the paternity suit, without prejudice. The possibility of refiling remains, as she stands by her claim that Jordan is the father of her teenage son.
    dicembre 12, 2013 – Former Utah Jazz ball boy Preston Truman sells the shoes Jordan wore during Game 5 del 1997 NBA Finals at auction for $ 104,765. Despite suffering flu-like symptoms, Jordan scored 38 points and led the Bulls to win the game. In seguito, Jordan autographed and gave the sneakers, Air Jordan XII’s, to Truman.
    Maggio 6, 2014 – Little Brown and Company publishes his biography, “Michael Jordan: The Life.
    Maggio 20, 2014 – The Charlotte Bobcats officially reclaim the Charlotte Hornets name after a long-running campaign.
    novembre 22, 2016 – Jordan is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom di Il presidente Barack Obama.
    ottobre 2, 2017 – The sale of the Miami Marlins baseball team to a 16-person investment group for $ 1.2 billion is finalized. The investment group is led by principal owner Bruce Sherman and includes CEO Derek Jeter and JordanJordan owns about 0.5%.
    ottobre 9, 2017 – Novant Health announces a $ 7 million gift from Jordan to open two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte, Carolina del Nord.
    settembre 18, 2018 – The Charlotte Hornets announce that Jordan, the principal owner and chairman, will donate $ 2 million toward the Hurricane Florence relief effort.
    settembre 10, 2019 – Giordania announces he has pledged to donate $ 1 million to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.
    ottobre 18, 2019 – Jordan unveils the first of two medical clinics he has funded a Charlotte, Carolina del Nord. The facility will offer care to Charlotte residents, including underinsured and uninsured patients.
      luglio 29, 2020 – It is announced that Jordan and the Jordan Brand are donating $ 2.5 million toward fighting Black voter suppression. One million dollars is being donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. e $ 1 million to the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement. The Black Voters Matter organization will receive $ 500,000. The commitment is part of a $ 100 milioni, 10-year pledge announced in June.
      settembre 21, 2020 – Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin announce they will be teaming up to form a new NASCAR Cup Series team with Bubba Wallace as driver, secondo un announcement by the Charlotte Hornets and Jordan’s spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy. The deal marks the first time a Black man will own a full-time race team in NASCAR’s premier series since Wendell Scott, who owned and raced his own car from the 1960s into the early 1970s.

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