• His ability to play the game
• His achievements in his career
• His statistics
• What he has accomplished in his lifetime
• Jordan was very unique with his fundamental
skills to play and know the game better than
anybody could ever imagine. Jordan without
help from anyone changed the whole aspect
of being in the NBA and reestablished the NBA
• He came into his rookie season with a scoring
drive that no one in the NBA had ever had. He
had acrobatic drives to go along with his
acrobatic dunks which helped him finish his
career as a superior role model to others. He had
such amazing moves that he was given nicknames
such as Air Jordan, His Airness, and MJ. He was
such a great player that many of the other
superstars gave him recognition. Magic Johnson
once stated, “There is Michael Jordan and then
there is the rest of us.”
• Michael Jordan achieved so much in his
career. Most people could only imagine being
able to put up the numbers that he could in
the time he was in the NBA. Jordan was able
to come into the NBA as a rookie and make his
statement known by winning the Rookie of
the Year Award. By his second year in the
league he pulled in a NBA Championship
which is very rare to hear of when a player is
young to the NBA. MJ #23
• Here are some of his achievements that he had
reached in his career.
• Six-time NBA champion (1991-93, 1996-98); NBA MVP
(1988, '91, '92, '96, '98); 10-time All-NBA First Team
(1987-93, 1996-98); All-NBA Second Team (1985);
Defensive Player of the Year (1988); Nine-time All-
Defensive First Team (1988-93, 1996-98); Rookie of the
Year (1985); 14-time All-Star; All-Star MVP (1988, '96,
'98); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996);
Two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, '92). Jordan
was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.
• 1× NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1982)
• 2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1983, 1984)
• 1982 ACC Freshman of the Year
• 1× ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year (1984)
• 1× USBWA College Player of the Year (1984)
• 1× Naismith College Player of the Year (1984)
• 1× John R. Wooden Award (1984)
• 1× Adolph Rupp Trophy (1984)
• 1991 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
• 2000 ESPY Athlete of the Century
• 1990s ESPY Male Athlete Decade Award
• 1990s ESPY Pro Basketball Decade Award
• Ranked #1 by SLAM Magazine's Top 50 Players of All-Time
• Ranked #1 by ESPN Sports century's Top 100 Athletes of the 20th century
• Throughout Jordan’s career he put up
numbers that only people could dream of. His
statistics show this very well. He hit almost
50% of his shots that he took every season
and he set standards that will be almost
impossible to overcome. The one record that
he has that comes to mind is that in his career
he scored 32,292 points which is the most
that anybody has ever scored.
• Slam-Dunk Champion: 2 times, 1987 and 1988
• Average points per game: 31.5 (NBA record)
• Average points per All-Star game: 21.3 (NBA record)
• Highest points in a regular season game: 69 points (March 28, 1990, in a
Bulls' 117-113 overtime win over Cleveland Cavaliers)
• Highest points scored in a playoff game: 63 points (April 20, 1986, in a
loss to the Boston Celtics in double overtime)
• Number of game winning shots: 25
• Regular season and playoff games with 50 points or more scored: 373
• Seasons with 2,000 points or more: 11
• Michael Jordan has accomplished more in his
lifetime than anybody could ever think of. He is a
role model to all that look up to him. His
generation still lives on even though he is not
playing the game. He has his clothing line out
which is very popular to all people young and old.
He has one of the most popular shoe brands in in
the world. You will see at least one person if not
more wearing his shoes everyday. Jordan also
has two boys that are trying to follow in their
fathers foot-steps and be what he was one of
• The first one I have would have to be the fact
that someone could ever accomplish that
much in their career.
• My second one is all the records that he holds
and how they will be nearly impossible for
someone to overcome.
• My last one is the way that he is still
successful without playing basketball by
putting out a clothing line that is very popular.
• 1: When was the first year that Jordan won the NBA
• 2: What was one of his three nicknames?
• 3: How many times was he an All-Star?
• 4: Did Michael Jordan win the NCAA College
• 5: In what year was Michael Jordan inducted into the
Hall of Fame?
• 1: 1991
• 2: Air Jordan, His Airness, and MJ
• 3: 14 Time All-Star
• 4: True
• 5: 2009
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