Michael Jordan

 

One of the greatest basketball players of all time is Michael Jordan. He spent 15 seasons playing professional basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During that time, he broke over 200 records. He began playing professional basketball for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. After breaking his foot in his second season, he came back to play in the 1986-87 season and scored 3,000 points.  Although Jordan was an amazing basketball player, his team could not win the NBA championship. After the Bulls hired a new coach and several other talented players, the Chicago Bulls were ready to win. Michael Jordan led the team to three NBA championships in a row. The media called it a “three-peat”. At the end of the 1991-92 season, Michael Jordan won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award for the second time.

Unfortunately, his father was murdered in July of 1993. Under great stress and sadness, Jordan retired from basketball in October of 1993. He began to play baseball but quit after a year. In 1995, Michael Jordan returned to professional basketball to play again with the Chicago Bulls. From 1995 to 1998, he led his team to three more NBA championships.

After retiring a second time in 1999 and coming back to play for the Washington Wizards in 2001, Jordan finished playing basketball for good. Since his final retirement, Michael Jordan has been busy.  He owns a professional basketball team called the Charlotte Hornets. No one has been able to match Michael Jordan’s records or skill on the basketball court since then.



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