Basketball is one of the few sports in which there is no dispute who is the greatest player of all time. The answer is the same for everyone – Michael Jordan. The words “Jordan” and “basketball” are synonymous. He was an Olympic champion in 1984, 1992, and NBA champion in 1991-1993, 1996-1998.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963. Little boy often played baseball and basketball with his father and brothers. However, he wasn’t taken to the school basketball team. After a year of hard training the future legend became a part of the school team. Later the young player received an invitation from the university team of North Carolina, where his family moved from Brooklyn. The debut season was great and he became the best NCAA newcomer. He came, he saw, he conquered was Jordan’s motto.
For the next two seasons, the young star was one of the top five stars of the League. And in the summer of 1984 he decided to participate in the NBA draft, which gave the world such stars as Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley. It’s hard to believe now, but Jordan heard his last name only the third in the list of newcomers. The Chicago Bulls representatives got the lucky ticket, not knowing how lucky they were.