Anyone who knew me when I was young knows that I used to have an unhealthy relationship with "Michael Jordan". I got counseling and I'm better now. My whole ceiling was covered with posters, I had the big league chew, I had Ninja Turtle Michael action figure, a wallet and watch set, his book, hats, sleeping bag, shirts & a life size card board cut out. So, it's good to seem him finally inducted. Don't know what took them soooooo long, but it's definitely well deserved.
"Michael Jeffrey Jordan" was born February 17, 1963. Hands down "Michael Jordan" is the greatest basketball player of all times. He was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. After a stand-out college career at the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the Tar Heels to a National Championship in 1982, "Jordan" joined the NBA's Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line at Slam Dunk contest.
"Michael Jordan" earned him the nicknames "Air Jordan" and "His Airness". He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball. In 1991, he won his first NBA championship with the"Bulls", and followed that achievement with titles in 1992 and 1993, securing a "three-peat". "Jordan" retired from basketball at the beginning of the 1993-94 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball, he rejoined the Bulls in 1995 and led them to three additional championships 1996,1997,1998 as well as an NBA-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995-96 season. "Jordan" retired for a second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001 as a member of the Washington Wizzards.
Every game "Michel" threw on a pair of new "Jordan's", cuz wearing new shoes give you that spring in your step. I can't afford but have always adored "Air Jordan's". "Michael Jordan" is also noted for his product endorsements. Before him athletes could not demand and command the type of endorsement deals that they enjoy now. He fueled the success of Nike's "Air Jordan" sneakers, which were introduced in 1985 and remain popular today.