Michael Jordan is an retired American basketball player. He is regarded by many as the greatest basketball player in history. He nicknamed Air Jordan and His Airness because of his playing style. He played 15 season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He has won five Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. He was a member of the USA Dream Team in 1992 Olympics.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was a baby. Jordan is the fourth of five children. He has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr., one older sister, Deloris, and a younger sister, Roslyn. Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he anchored his athletic career by playing baseball, football, and basketball. In 1981, Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina.
In 1984 NBA draft. The Chicago Bulls selected Jordan with the third overall pick, after Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) and Sam Bowie (Portland Trail Blazers). In 1993 he retired from basketball and pursued a baseball career. He returned in 1995 to Basketball. He won the NBA Championship 6 times with Chicago Bull which include 2 Three-Peats. He again retired in 1999 but later came back again in 2001 with Washington Wizards. He permanently retired in 2003. He retired as one of the greates in NBA History. He is 4th highest scorer in NBA History behin only Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant. He has the highest career scoring average.
Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989. They have two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine. They dicvorced in 2006. He is currently married to Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto. The couple have identical twins born to them.