Happy birthday Michael Jordan! (1963)

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

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On the 17th of February in the year 1963, basketball player Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan won two gold medals at the Olympics in 1984 and 1992 and is beside a professional basketball player also businessman and actor.

From university to the Olympics
Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina where he developed his love for basketball at an early age. According to his father, Jordan has always been very competitive and wanted to win every single game he played. The 6,6 feet tall Jordan started his basketball career at the University of Carolina in 1981. His team became champion in 1982 and in 1984, Jordan was a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team when the team won gold at the Olympics.

The Most Valuable Player
After the Olympics, Jordan left college to focus on his basketball career. He joined the NBA and became a member of the Chicago Bulls. He scored an average of 28.2 points per game that season and received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He continued to play basketball at a professional level until he fully retired in 2003. During his career, he won the Most Valuable Player Award five times.

360 trivial fact
In basketball Jordan seems to be afraid of nothing, however Jordan has a phobia of water since he witnessed how a good friend drowned when he was only a child. Nowadays, Jordan is still not comfortable near water and on boats.



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