Born: Feb. 17, 1963 (Brooklyn, New York)
High school: Laney High School (Wilmington, North Carolina)
College: North Carolina
Height/weight: 6-foot-6, 210 pounds
Career: 14 seasons (1984-1993, 1995-1998, 2001-2003)
Teams: Chicago Bulls (1984-1993, 1995-1998), Washington Wizards (2001-2003)
Stats: 1,072 G, 30.1 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 5.3 APG, 49.7 FG%
Career highlights: Six-time NBA champion (1991-93, 1996-98), six-time NBA Finals MVP (1991-93, 1996-98), five-time NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998), 14-time NBA All-Star (1985-93, 1996-98, 2002, 2003), three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998), 11-time All-NBA (1985, 1987-93, 1996-98), NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988), nine-time All-NBA Defensive Team (1988-93, 1996-98), NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
Bottom line: Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Some may debate it, but just like the ball don't lie, neither do the eyes.
Jordan was a highlight machine from the moment he stepped foot on an NBA floor and lifted the Chicago Bulls to amazing heights, helping the team become the signature pro sports franchise in all of North America, if not the world.
Jordan won five NBA Most Valuable Player awards with the Bulls, six NBA championships and six NBA Finals MVP awards in that stretch. Had it not been for a two-year, mid-career retirement in which Jordan pursued a professional baseball career he may have added two more titles to the total.