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Jordan, Michael (Jeffrey) definitions

Britannica Concise

U.S. basketball player, considered the greatest all-around player in basketball history. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he grew up in N. Carolina and attended the Univ. of N. Carolina, where as a freshman he scored the winning basket in the NCAA tournament championship game. He joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He holds the all-time NBA record for scoring average (32 points), and in 1987 became the second player (after W. Chamberlain) to score 3,000 points in a single season. Nicknamed "Air Jordan" for his extraordinary leaping ability and the acrobatic maneuvers with which he evaded defenders while approaching the basket, he led the Bulls to six championships (1991-93, 1996-98) and led the 1984 and 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball teams to gold medals. He retired briefly in 1993, hoping to play professional baseball, but returned to play with the Bulls from 1995 until his retirement in 1999, by which time he was the most famous athlete in America and an international icon.



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