Basketball legend Michael Jeffery Jordan was born today in 1963. Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards for 15 seasons. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina where he played baseball, football, and basketball. Ironically, when he first applied to the varsity team as a sophomore, he didn’t make it because of his height, a mere 5 ft. 10 in. Over that next summer though, he trained hard and grew by four inches … making the team during the next trials.
OTD (2003) 40-year-old Michael Jordan hit this clutch shot in his last NBA All-Star game!
This would have been the game winner but Jermaine O’Neal fouled Kobe on a three with a second left in OT. pic.twitter.com/ivIASzqzJr
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) February 9, 2020
Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and is tremendously successful with product endorsements, television, movies and part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets; gaining 90% interest of the team in 2010. (Source: Blackfacts.com and Forbes.com)