Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is proclaimed by
the NBA as the "greatest player of all time", Jordan was one of the
most effectively marketed athletes of his generation, and was
instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s
Joining the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984, his ability to slam
dunk from the free throw line earned him the nickname "Air Jordan".
In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and
followed that with titles in 1992 and 1993, 95-98, as an NBA-record
72 regular-season wins in the 95-96 season.
Awards include five NBA MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team
designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA
All-Star Game appearances and three All-Star MVPs, ten scoring
titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the
1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA
record for highest career regular season scoring average with 30.1
points per game, as well as averaging a record 33.4 points per game
in the playoffs.
He is currently a part-owner and Managing Member of Basketball
Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats in his home state of North