- Also Known As:
- MJ, Air Jordan, His Airness
- Date of Birth:
- February 17, 1963
- 6' 6"
Michael Jordan (born Michael Jeffrey Jordan in Brooklyn, New York on February 17 1963) is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”
Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Best Known For:
Michael Jordan is best known for being the best basketball player in the world.
Michael married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they have three children — Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. They divorced in 2006, and Juanita was awarded $168 million dollars. He is currently engaged to Yvette Prieto.