7 Amazing Facts About Michael Jordan That Will Surprise You
Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, and he was amazingly consistent in every game even after his return from retirement. He was more than just a scorer, it was his stride to put the ball in the hoop that made him such a redoubtable player. He holds the record for regular season scoring average with a mammoth 30.12 PPG, as well as the playoff record with an astonishing 33.45 PPG. He is an amazing scorer and can adjust to score even more in a number of different ways, thats why he is considered one of the best players in the NBA.
Here are some fascinating facts about Michael Jordan that would definitely surprise you!
7. His Jersey Number changed
For One Game in 1990 He Wore The Number 12. Jordan wore the jersey when he played against the Orlando Magic as an “emergency uniform” during the 1990-1991 season, after his uniform was stolen from the visitors’ locker room.
This backup jersey had no last name but, when he wore he surprisingly scored a game-high 49 points in a victory over the Magic.
6. Jordan holds several records
Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, and he was amazingly consistent in every game even after his return from retirement. He was more than just a scorer, it was his stride to put the ball in the hoop that made him such a redoubtable player.
Jordan holds the record for regular season scoring average with a mammoth 30.12 PPG, as well as the playoff record with an astonishing 33.45 PPG. He is an amazing scorer and can adjust to score even more in a number of different ways, thats why he is considered one of the best players in the NBA.
5. He’s quite the philanthropist
Jordan returned to the NBA for the second time shortly after the September 11th attacks, and announced that his first year salary would be donated entirely to the 9/11 efforts.
This included $900,000 to a few other organizations involved with the relief efforts, and $100,000 to the children who lost their parents.
4. He’s scared of water
Jordan has a fear of water, which was caused by a tragic accident from his childhood. Jordan witnessed a friend drown when he got sucked into the undertow.
He has managed to somewhat overcome his fear, but he admits to feeling a bit uncomfortable when on a small boat or when near the ocean.
3. Jordan Has Five Children From Two Marriages
Michael Jordan has always lived a private life. In 1989 Jordan married Juanita Vanoy and they had three children together Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James and Jasmine. The couple divorced in 2006, and at the time, it was the largest celebrity divorce on record with Vanoy receiving $168 million.
In 2011, MJ proposed to his long-time girlfriend a Cuban model Yvette Prieto. The pair married in 2013 but, not before she signed a prenuptial agreement. One year later Prieto gave birth to identical twins, Victoria and Ysabel.
2. He is the Only Athlete Who is a Billionaire
Not only is he the greatest player to play the game but, he is one of the most marketed athletes of all-time, “His Airness” which is a global brand. Jordan earns a staggering amount of money just from his Air Jordan shoe brand.
His other income comes from a car dealership and a number of restaurants, not to mention the ridiculous amount he earns from endorsements. He is also the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, and after increasing his stake in the Hornets in 2014, he became the only billionaire athlete according to Forbes.
1. He Once Recorded 10 Triple Doubles in 11 Games
In an 11 game stretch, Jordan posted an amazing 10 triple doubles, which he averaged a breathtaking 33.6 PPG, 10.8 RPG and 11.4 APG.
Jordan also led the league in scoring in the 1988/89 season. He is one of the best players of all time and will always be considered one of the greatest.
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