Michael Jeffrey Jordan, better known as Michael Jordan, is a former American basketball player. He currently owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA team and is considered by most fans and specialists to be the best basketball player of all time. Date of birth: February 17, 1963 (age 55), Brooklyn, New York, United States Height: 1.98 m Selection: United States Nickname (s): Air Jordan, Air, His Airness, MJ, Mike
Jordan was a success and an immediate sensation being just a rookie, year in which he averaged 28.2 points per game with a field goal percentage of 51.5. He quickly became one of the public’s favorite players given his spectacular and offensive play on the court.Jorda played the All-Star Game from the initial quintet in his first year in the NBA thanks to the public’s votes. That season would also take the Rookie of the Year, also beating the record for more points obtained by a rookie in a game in the history of the franchise, with 49 against the Detroit Pistons of Isiah Thomas. The Bulls finished the season with a record of 38-44, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Milwaukee Bucks in four games.
In his second season, Jordan had to be absent due to a foot injury. Nevertheless, in spite of its loss, the Bulls finished the campaign with a 30-52 and were eliminated by Boston Celtics in the first round by 3-0. Jordan recovered in time to play the postseason, despite not being able to avoid the elimination of his team against the unstoppable machine that was Larry Bird’s Celtics. Even so, the second game entered the history of the NBA due to the sovereign individual performance of Michael Jordan, who became the player who scored the most points in a qualifying game, with 63. After the game, which was decided in extra time, Larry Bird’s words could not sum up Jordan’s incredible match: “I’ve seen God disguised as a basketball player.”
The following season, already fully recovered from his injury, he scored one of the highest scoring averages in NBA history, with 37.1 per game, being the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score more than 3,000 points in one single season. Despite its large numbers, Magic Johnson snatched the MVP clearly by 733 points against Jordan’s 449. The Bulls won 40 games and snuck into the playoffs for the third year in a row. However, they were again swept by the Celtics.