Career at the Olympics
In the summer of 1984, Jordan made his first appearance at the Olympic Games as a member of the US Olympic basketball team. The team won gold at the games that year, held in Los Angeles.
Jordan then helped the US team take home the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, Spain.
Over 19 years since starting his professional basketball career, Jordan has retired from the sport three times. He retired for the first time in 1993, again in 1998 and retired in 2003.
6. Michael Jordan’s wife and children
In 1989, Jordan married his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. After 17 years of marriage, they divorced in December 2006.
On April 27, 2013, Jordan married 35-year-old Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach, Florida. The couple welcomed their twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, in February 2014.
Jordan and Juanita’s sons (first wife), Jeffrey and Marcus – both play college basketball and dream of attending the NBA.
Highlights of Michael Jordan’s basketball career
6 times being NBA champion (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)
NBA best player 5 times (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
14 times NBA All-Star (1985 to 1993, 1996 to 1998, 2002 and 2003)
6 times of NBA Finals MVP (1991 to 1993, 1996 to 1998)
Champion scored 10 times in NBA (1987 to 1993, 1996 to 1998)
Three-time NBA basketball champion (1988, 1990, 1993)
NBA Player of the Year (1988)
In addition to playing basketball, Michael Jordan is also a baseball player, businessman, an actor, and also a billionaire.
Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player
Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are great. However, Jordan is the most recognized player for the title GOAT (Greatest Of All Time: Greatest All Time) from the professional world, legends basketball to the most demanding audience.
In 2019, ESPN held a GOAT poll with the participants who are playing in the NBA and Jordan winning convincingly with 73% of the vote.
Above is the complete biography of basketball legend Michael Jordan. Hopefully, the article is informative for you.