Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is married, and he and his wife Juanita have 3 kids, named Jasmine, Jeffrey and Marcus. He has been on two Olympic Gold Medal teams. Once as a college player in 1984 and the second time on Dream Team I in 1992 in Barcelona.
Michael Jordan, is one of the two most creative dunkers of all-time, the other was Dr. J. He has won the Slam Dunk Contest Twice (1987 and 1988), then retired from the dunk competition. Michael wears a brand new pair of Air Jordans for each game, usually donating the pair after the game. Jordan’s father, James, was killed in a robbery in 1993. This harsh event Michael’s life was a large reason for him leaving the NBA. He said that basketball held no more challenges for him. He turned to Baseball for a challenge where he played in the White Sox organization. He was quick, and could play defense, but he just couldn’t produce much offense. His return to basketball came on March 19, 1995 against Indiana. The Bulls retired Jordan’s number 23 on November 11, 1994. When Michael returned he wore number 45, but soon returned to his normal number 23. After a slow return at the end of the 1995 season only scoring 26.9 points per game, he was back in to normal for 1995-96, winning another scoring title. He was named the MVP for the fourth time in 1996 and won his fourth NBA Championship and won his fourth NBA Finals MVP Trophy. Jordan was only the second person, the other was Willis Reed in 1970, to win the MVP for the regular season, Finals and All-Star Game. Jordan did it in 1996 after making his return and leading the Bulls to an NBA record 72 wins. Jordan led his Bull’s to a sixth NBA Championship in 1998, and he added a fifth MVP Trophy in 1998, after Karl Malone won it the previous year in 1997. He also beat Karl’s Jazz for the championship that year. Jordan joins Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Russell as the only five time winners of the MVP, Jabbar has actually won it six times. Jordan was named MVP in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 and in 1998. In 1996 he was also selected to be on the All-Interview team, along with Malone, Barkley, Magic and Jayson Williams. He was a repeat on the All-Interview in 1998 when everyone asked him about his retirement. During the summer of 1996, Michael starred in his first movie, Space Jam with Bugs Bunny, Marvin The Martian and Porky Pig. The movie came to be after a few McDonalds commercials. Jordan signed a huge one year contract in 1996-97 in which he made over 30 million dollars. Finally, since Jordan has always been one of the most underpaid players in the league, making most of his salary from endorsements. The Bulls renewed his contract in 1997-98, 33 million for one year. Michael announced his retirement from basketball and the Chicago Bulls for a second time on January 13, 1999. Jordan as the owner of the Washington Wizards for one year made a controversy call by then coming back to the NBA as a Washington Wizard. Jordan came back to be more of a teacher and coach for the younger players on the Wizards who have struggled throughout their short careers. Jordan has led the Wizards to a winning season so far and and was named a starter for the NBA All’Star game in Philadelphia.