Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as Air Jordan, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time.
He didn't make the varsity squad as a high-school sophomore because he was only 5'11".
He was a six-time NBA champion, a six-time NBA Finals MVP, and a five-time NBA MVP. A noted product endorser, he famously dunked from the free-throw line during a slam-dunk competition, leading Gatorade to launch a marketing campaign with the slogan Like Mike.
His father was tragically murdered in July 1993, causing Jordan to enter his first retirement from basketball in October of that year.
He had a longstanding friendship with Charles Barkley and the Bulls defeated Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA finals.