Popularly known as “His Airness”, Michael Jordan has won the hearts of millions of fans with his famous dunk shot. This remarkable player is considered a treat to watch, and though he retired on two occasions, every time he returned, it was to mesmerize the spectators.
His coach in Chicago, Phil Jackson, believed that Jordan “had somehow been transformed in the public mind from a great athlete to a sports deity”, especially when an amazed Jackson saw people kneeling before the statue of Jordan that stands in front of the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. The NBA owes a huge amount of its popularity to Jordan, who inspired millions of people around the world to pick up a ball.
Here is the list of 12 amazing facts about Michael Jordan.
Jordan is the fourth of five children. He has two older brothers, Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan, Jr., one older sister, Deloris, and a younger sister, Roslyn. Growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jordan developed a competitive edge at an early age. He wanted to win every game he played. As his father James later noted, “What he does have is a competition problem.
He was born with that … the person he tries to outdo most of the time is himself.”