Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Jordan is an American ex-professional NBA player who played 13 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and two seasons with the Washington Wizards.Know More
Jordan was drafted into the NBA in 1984. He joined the Chicago Bulls and became a basketball sensation from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. Jordan, popularly known by his initials M.J., was a six-time NBA champion, winning five Most Valuable Player or MVP awards and six NBA Finals MVP awards. In 1999, he was named by ESPN as the greatest North American athlete in the 20th century.
Jordan's other monikers include "Air Jordan" and "His Airness" due to his incredible leaping ability and air time during slam dunk contests.Learn more about Athletes
Michael Jordan played baseball following his first (October 1993) retirement from basketball, during the 1994 season. Jordan donned number 45 with the Birmingham Barons, the Chicago White Sox' AA minor league affiliate.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan won six NBA Championships during his time as a professional basketball player, so he has six rings. The Chicago Bulls had two different three-peats with Jordan on the team. Jordan won his first ring in the 1990-1991 season, with championships the next two years as well.Full Answer >
Some Jewish players in the National Basketball Association, or NBA, are Art Heyman, Omri Casspi, Irv Bemoras, Jordan Farmar, Neal Walk, Hank Finkel, Ernie Grunfeld, Danny Schayes and Adolphe "Dolph" Schayes. Art Heyman was the first pick during the first round of the NBA draft in 1963.Full Answer >
The “Michael Jordan Biography” on ESPN’s website states Michael Jordan retired from the NBA three times. His first retirement came in 1993 after his father was murdered. His second retirement was in 1998 at the end of his contract. His third was in 2003 after playing with the Washington Wizards.Full Answer >