Why is Michael Jordan so important?
Credit:Isaac BrekkenGetty Images EntertainmentGetty Images
Q:

Why is Michael Jordan so important?

A:

Quick Answer

Michael Jordan is widely regarded as one of the best professional basketball players. Among his other accomplishments, he won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and set the league record by winning 10 titles. He also won five league MVP awards for the regular season and six for the postseason.

 Know More

Full Answer

Jordan began his career by winning the Rookie of the Year award and would go on to make the All-NBA First Team 10 times, the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times and the NBA All-Star team 14 times. He was voted the MVP of the All-Star Game three times. He retired with the NBA's highest-ever scoring average of 30.1 points per game, and his seven consecutive scoring titles tied Wilt Chamberlain's record. After retiring, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and voted to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Jordan also played for the United States in the Olympics and won gold medals in 1984 and 1992.

After his final retirement in 2003, Jordan served for a time as the President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards. In 2006, he bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats and became the majority owner of the franchise in 2010, changing the name to the Hornets in 2013.

Learn more about Athletes

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Where does Michael Jordan live?

    A:

    Michael Jordan, the former NBA star, has homes in Florida and North Carolina. He has become a bit of a real estate tycoon since retiring, buying up mostly foreclosed homes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    When did Michael Jordan wear number 45?

    A:

    Michael Jordan wore number 45 when he returned to the National Basketball Association (NBA) in March 1995 because he said he would never wear number 23 again as it was the last number his father, who had passed away prior to that, saw him play in. He switched to his classic number 23 in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and, as a result, the Bulls had to pay a $25,000 fine.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many rings does Michael Jordan have?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What did Michael Jordan study in college?

    A:

    Michael Jordan studied geography at the University of North Carolina. Jordan's first semester on campus in the fall of 1981 included Basic Writing, Beginning Tennis and Elementary Portuguese.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore