Michael Jordan – Basketball American Hero

Today, Michael Jordan is a shareholder and member of the Board of Basketball Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats in North Carolina. He is divorced from his wife Jaunita, the couple has three grown children, Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. It is reported that Juanita a $ 168 million settlement has been awarded, making it the largest celebrity divorce settlement in the history of public record, according to the "Celebrity".

Michael Jordan, born 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in North Carolina.He began his stellar basketball career at the famous University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1982 he led the team to a championship. This performance landed his teammate Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins on the cover of a 1983 Sports Illustrated magazine cover, it would not be the last. In 1984 he was a basketball player, joining Chicago Bulls in the NBA team.

From the beginning, a league star Michael Jordan, was entertaining the masses with hisprolific scoring. His ability to jump by slam dunks from the free throw line gave him illustrates the nickname "Air Jordan". He gained a reputation as one of the best defensive player in basketball.

In 1991 he won his first NBA championship with the Bulls, and after this success, with titles in 1992 and 1993, fans called the triple benefit a "three-peat." To read more about Michael Jordan championships with the Chicago Bulls, reading, sportsMagazines like Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Weekly and The Sporting News magazine.

Jordan abruptly retired from basketball at the beginning of the NBA season 1993/94 to pursue a career in baseball. He rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships (1996, 1997 and 1998) and an NBA-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995-96 season. Jordan retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA season in 2001 as a member of theWashington Wizards.

Jordan individual awards include five MVP awards, 10 All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team awards, 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances awards, three All-Star game MVP, scored 10 titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and of the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

He also holds the NBA record for career regular season, scored an average (30.12 points per game) and highest career average Playoff scoring (33.4Points per game). In 1999, ESPN named him the greatest North American athletes of the 20th Century and became the second Babe Ruth on the list of the Associated Press is the sportsman of the century, which ran in many newspapers.

Jordan is also for his product endorsements noted. During his career he was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation. This finding has been involved in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

At the height of hisCareer he was an important spokesman for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, McDonald's, Wheaties, and Hanes, to name a few. A few of his famous commercials are the "Like Mike" Gatorade and advertising for a commercial for his signature shoe, Air Jordan, Nike, with legendary director Spike Lee.

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