Video:Profile of Michael Jordanwith Jamal Andress
Michael Jordan is more than just an athlete, he's an icon, a brand, and an establishment. Get a profile of the life and career of one of the greatest athletes of all time--Michael Jordan--in this video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of Michael Jordan
Hi I'm Jamal Andress with About.com and today we're talking one of histories greatest athletes former NBA superstar... his airness... Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan's Earl Life and Childhood
Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963. the fourth of five children. Jordan and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. It was in North Carolina where Jordan began his basketball career. While a sophomore in high school, he tried out for the varsity basketball team but was cut - the coach's reason? He wasn't tall enough.
After growing several inches the following year, Jordan made the varsity team, where he averaged about 20 points per game through his junior and senior years.
Jordan Stars at North Carolina
Following high school, he accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his three seasons at UNC he won multiple awards and averaged 17.7 points per game. He left UNC in 1984 for the NBA Draft.
Jordan Becomes Instant NBA Sensation
His NBA career was nothing short of spectacular. In his first season he became a fan favorite and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He led his team in total points and earned several MVP awards. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls on their first three-peat from 1990 to 1993 under legendary coach Phil Jackson.
Retirement and Baseball Stint
On October 6, 1993 Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. He cited loss of interest in the game as well as the murder of his father earlier that year as motivating factors. Jordan then focused on a short-lived baseball career before announcing a comeback to the NBA in 1995.
Comeback and Accomplishments
Jordan again led the Bulls on another 3 year championship streak under coach Phil Jackson. Some of Michael Jordan's notable accomplishments include two Olympic gold medals, five overall MVP awards, 14 NBA all-star awards, and many others. Michael Jordan ended his career with six NBA titles and a 6 NBA finals MVP awards.
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