Michael Jeffrey Jordan, a famous American basketball player, ex-NBA player, was born in 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. He played as a Shooting Guard. Jordan played an important role in popularization of basketball and NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. After he had graduated from the North Carolina State University, Jordan joined the “Chicago Bulls” team in 1984.
Due to his phenomenal spring ability the sportsman got the name “Air Jordan” and “his airness”. Michael Jordan is also considered to be the best Shooting Guard in history of the basketball. In 1991he won his first NBA championship playing in “ChicagoBulls”. Next two years he succeeded too. Suddenly, in 1994 after the Jordan’s father death, he decided to become a baseball player. In 1995 Jordan came back to basketball and helped “Chicago Bulls” win the following three years in a row. In 2001 Michael Jordan started playing in the “Washington wizards” team.
In 1984 Jordan signed a contract with the Nike company that designed trainers specially for Michael, called Air Jordans. That was a very successful idea, so that a new independent brand appeared.
In 1996 Michael Jordan performed in a movie “Space Jam”. Then the player became a member of the Oakley Inc.. In 2010 Jordan purchased a major part of the shares of the “Charlotte Hornets”. So now he is the first NBA player who is an owner of the NBA club. In his childhood, Michael used to do different sports, but most of all he was interested in baseball. In this kind of sport he as a child achieved some goals. Jordan became a champion of the state and was acknowledged as the best player of a championship. Later Michael fell over basketball, the most popular game among the Afro-American youth. Even though he wasn’t tall enough for this sport, Jordan trained his jumping abilities to compensate his limitations. He often trained with his elder brother Larry on the playground behind the house.