Michael Jordan Facts for Kids

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  • Name: Michael Jordan (Michael Jeffrey Jordan)
  • Profession: Professional Basketball Player and NBA Team Owner
  • Born: February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Yvette Prieto (current) and Juanita Vanoy (former)
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina
  • Legacy: One of the greatest basketball players of all time

33 Michael Jordan Facts for Kids

  1. Michael Jordan is a former professional basketball player and current over Charlotte Hornets NBA team.
  2. Michael Jordan is most well-known for being one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
  3. Michael Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
  4. Michael Jordan’s legal birthname is Michael Jeffery Jordan.
  5. Michael Jordan is the son of James R. Jordan Sr. and Deloris Jordan (née Peoples).
  6. Michael Jordan was one of five children by James and Deloris Jordan.
  7. Michael Jordan has been married twice in his lifetime. His first wife was Juanita Vanoy, they were married between 1989 and 2006. His second and current wife is Yvette Prieto, they were married in 2011.
  8. Michael Jordan has five children, three with his ex-wife and two with his current wife.
  9. Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy had two boys (Jeffery and Marcus) and one girl (Jasmine).
  10. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto had twin girls (Victoria and Ysabel).
  11. In 1981, Jordan graduated from Emsley A. Laney High School.
  12. In 1982, Jordan began college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  13. In both 1983 and 1984, Jordan is selected for the NCAA All-American First Team.
  14. In 1984, Jordan left college to enter the NBA draft. He is selected by the Chicago Bulls with their third pick.
  15. During the 1984-85 NBA season, Jordan averages 28.2 points-per-game in his rookie year.
  16. Early in the 1985-86 NBA season, Jordan broke his foot and was out for most of the season.
  17. In 1986, Jordan returns to college and earns his Bachelor of Arts degree in geography.
  18. During the 1986-87 NBA season, Jordan returns from his injury and scores more than 3,000 points during the season. The only other player at the time to do this was Wilt Chamberlain.
  19. In the 1987-88 NBA season, Jordan is awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and the Defensive Player of the Year award.
  20. Between 1991 and 1993, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls with three consecutive NBA championships.
  21. In late 1993, controversy surrounds Jordan’s gambling habits during their playoff run. Jordan is identified to have been gambling at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before a playoff game with the New York Nicks.
  22. On July 23rd, 1993, Jordan’s father is murdered by two teenagers at a highway rest area.
  23. On October 6th, 1996, Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA. Many people speculate this is a disguise for an NBA suspense for one year. However, Jordan claims the death of his father fueled his decision.
  24. In 1994, Jordan signs a contract with the Chicago White Sox and plays one season with the Birmingham Barons.
  25. On March 18, 1995, Jordan announces his return to professional basketball and the NBA.
  26. Between 1995 and 1998, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls with three consecutive NBA championships.
  27. In 1999, Jordan retired for a second time from professional basketball.
  28. In 2000, Jordan became part owner of the Washington Wizards NBA team.
  29. Between 2001 and 2003, Jordan returned to basketball and played on the Washington Wizards.
  30. On April 16, 2003, Jordan played in his last professional basketball game with the NBA.
  31. In 2006, Jordan became a minority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team, today known as The Hornets.
  32. In 2010, the NBA Board of Governors approved Jordan’s purchase of the Charlotte Hornets. He became the majority owner and the first NBA player to own an NBA team.
  33. In 2020, the documentary “The Last Dance” aired on Netflix. It was about the life of Michael Jordan. It talks about his achievements and struggles with the Chicago Bulls and his stardom.

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