5. Michael Jordan’s basketball career
Jordan started his professional basketball career when he was selected by the Chicago Bulls – one of the best basketball teams in the world in 1984. He is the 3rd person chosen after Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie. The draft also featured basketball players like John Stockton and Charles Barkley.
Jordan soon proved himself on the pitch. He helped the team make playoffs and scored an average of 28.2 points per game that season. For his efforts, Jordan received the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award for the All-Star Game.
In the late 1980s, the Chicago Bulls quickly became a reliable force. They made it to the Eastern Finals in 1990 and won their first NBA championship the following year after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers. It can be affirmed that Jordan is an integral part of the success of this team.
In 1992, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Portland Trail Blazers to win the second NBA championship and the third championship next year. Around that time, the Bulls dominated the basketball world.
In March 1995, Michael Jordan returned to the basketball court to play for the Chicago Bulls. He scored an average of 30.4 points per game to lead the Bulls to a record 72 regular wins before they beat Seattle SuperSonics and won the championship.
Chicago nearly matched the record of five years ago with 69 victories throughout the years 1996-97, a season-ending with a 6-match victory over Utah Jazz. Two teams Confronted again for the championship in 1998 and it was then that Jordan won his sixth NBA title.
After the second break-in 1999, Jordan joined the Washington Wizards in 2000 as part-owner and president of basketball activities. In the fall of 2001, Jordan gave up these roles and returned to the football field again. He played for the Wizards for two seasons before retiring in 2003.