Statistics: Michael Jordan Essay

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S For other people named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation).
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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan in 2006
No. 23, 12,[a] 45
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born
February 17, 1963 (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality
American
Listed height
6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Listed weight
216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school
Emsley A. Laney
(Wilmington, North Carolina)
College
North Carolina (1981–1984)
NBA draft
1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro playing career
1984–2003
Career history
1984–1993,1995–1998
Chicago Bulls
2001–2003
Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
6× NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
6× NBA Finals MVP (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991–1992,1996, 1998)
14× NBA All-Star (1985–1993, 1996–1998,2002–2003)
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
10× All-NBA First Team (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
All-NBA Second Team (1985)
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988–1993,1996–1998)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
10× NBA scoring champion (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
3× NBA steals champion (1988, 1990, 1993)
2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1987–1988)
3x AP Athlete of the Year (1991-93)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1991)
NBA all-time playoff leading scorer
NBA all-time playoff free throws made
Chicago Bulls all-time leading scorer
No. 23 retired by Chicago Bulls
NCAA champion (1982)
Consensus National Player of the Year (1984)
2× Consensus first team All-American (1983–1984)
ACC Player of the Year (1984)
No. 23 retired by North Carolina
Career statistics
Points
32,292 (30.1 ppg)
Rebounds
6,672 (6.2 rpg)
Assists
5,633 (5.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Medals[hide]
Men's Basketball
Competitor for the United States
Olympic Games
Gold
1984 Los Angeles
Men's basketball
Gold
1992 Barcelona
Men's basketball
FIBA Americas Championship
Gold
1992 Portland
Men's basketball
Pan American Games
Gold
1983 Caracas
Men's basketball

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ,[1] is a former American 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."[2] Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.[3]
After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball.[4] In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". Although Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the beginning of the 1993–94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as an NBA-record 72 regular-season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons from 2001 to 2003 as a member of the Washington Wizards.
Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments…