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Michael Jordan

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Birthday
17, 1963
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1963 (age 54)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as "Air Jordan." He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion, 6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP. 

Before Fame

He didn't make the varsity squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5'11". 

Trivia

He was a noted product endorser and famously dunked from the free-throw line during a slam-dunk competition, leading Gatorade to launch a marketing campaign with the slogan Like Mike.

Family Life

His father was tragically murdered in July 1993, causing Jordan to enter his first retirement from basketball in October. He had two sons, Jeffrey and Marcus, and a daughter, Jasmine, with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. He then had two daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, with his second wife, Yvette Prieto. 

Associated With

He had a longstanding friendship with Charles Barkley. Jordan's Bulls defeated Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in the 1993 NBA finals.

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