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.
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.