What athlete did ESPN name the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century? Who is a five-time winner of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award? Which professional basketball player appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record number of 49 times and holds another record for the highest career regular season scoring average? The answer is none other than sports icon Michael Jordan.
What else is special about Jordan? He’s known among younger generations for his role, as himself, in the cartoon movie Space Jam and after his retirement from the NBA, he had a stint as a baseball player as a 31-year-old rookie with no baseball experience; Jordan drove in 51 runs, stole 30 bases, had six outfield assists and had seven game-winning hits.
With Jordan celebrating his 50th birthday this year and announcing his intentions to come out of retirement again, top10onlinecolleges.org brings you 23 facts about Chicago Bulls #23. Click here to see the full-sized infographic.