Michael Jordan’s full name is Michael Jeffery Jordan. He was born in Cumberland Hospital in Brooklyn, New York United States of America on February 17, 1963. Michael Jordan got his education in America and was a professional basketball player who was considered to be one of the greatest all-around players to have ever existed. He got his initial education from a public high school “Emsley A. Laney High School” in North Carolina, United States.
This is where he highlighted his talent by playing basketball, football, and baseball. Michael Jordan got his higher education at the University of North Carolina, which he left midway as he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the year 1984. Although he had an extremely successful professional career in the NBA, he went back to complete his Bachelor’s degree in cultural geography from the University of North Carolina in 1986.
How Big Are Michael Jordan’s Hands
Michael Jordan’s Family:
Michael Jordan’s family also known as the Jordan Family is one the most well-known and respected family in the NBA. The Jordan Family is currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Juanita Jordan is the ex-wife of Michael Jordan, before her marriage to Michael Jordan she was working as a model and designer.
Michael Jordan is currently married to Yvette Prieto who is a Cuban – American model, he met her one year after divorcing his ex-wife Juanita Jordan. Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto moved in to live together in 2009 and got engaged 4 years later in 2013.
They were married in Florida in a ceremony which is rumored to have cost 8 million Euros and had many famous people included on the guest list. Michael Jordan has 5 children, Jordan with his ex-wife has 3 children Jeffery, Marcus, and Jasmine. He has 2 more children Ysabel and Victoria with his wife Yvette Prieto.
Michael Jordan’s Net Worth:
Michael Jordan, who is known by his initials MJ, is a former professional basketball player and an American Businessman. He is considered the greatest NBA player by many people and has turned his basketball talent into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. His Net worth is expected to be around 2.2 billion Dollars. As a six-time NBA champion, he has made over $90 million and makes $130 million yearly from his iconic “Air Jordan” brand. He is said to be the Richest NBA player.
Michael Jordan’s Career:
Michael Jordan plays in the position of a shooting guard. In his professional career, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, and 13 seasons with the Chicago Bulls while playing the rest of the two seasons with Washington Wizards. He played basketball professionally from 1984–1993, 1995–1998, and 2001–2003. He has a career win-loss regular-season record of 706-366.
Jordan got to his first NBA final in the year 1991, where his team was led by him to the first of three consecutive championships. Terrified and disillusioned by the murder of his father and the investigation of allegations of illegal betting by the NBA (of which he was later cleared), Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball in 1993. This was the first of the three retirements he took in his professional career because of different reasons.
When did Michal Jordan announce his Retirement?
Michael Jordan announce his second retirement in January 1999, which came after a conflict between General Manager Jerry Krause and Coach Jackson, which resulted in coach Jackson leaving Chicago Bulls. Although earlier he had publicly stated that he would not play for any coach other than Jackson.
But later he explained that his decision to retirement came as he lost the desire and drive that was necessary to play basketball at a professional level and that he want more time to spend with his family.
A year later in January 2000, Michael Jordan became a part-owner and president of basketball operations of a struggling NBA franchise called Washington Wizards. After the first season of Jordan being in this position, he was not satisfied with the performance of the Washington Wizards and decided to rebuild the team and hired former Chicago Bulls coach Doug Collins.
The most surprising thing is that he started working on himself to bring him in playing shape and later came out of his retirement in September 2001 working as a free agent for the Washington Wizards. He was successful in scoring his 30,000th career point against his former team Chicago Bulls on January 4, 2002, but he could never lead the Washington wizards into the playoff competition.
He retire for the third time on April 16, 2003, which was his last and final retirement. Michael Jordan impressive NBA career inspired a lot of athletes around the globe. Not only the basketball players but players from different sports and fields look up to Michael Jordan’s work ethic.
Michael Jordan Physique:
Michael Jordan started his career in high school, he played basketball, football, and baseball. He wanted to follow his passion of playing basketball professionally but he was considered too small at 5 feet 11 inches. He can have given up and nobody will have blamed him but he didn’t give in and worked hard, he prove that he was a force to be reckoned with as he join the junior university team.
Later puberty hit Michael Jordan and he grew 4 inches over the summer which now allows him to join the team. By the time he was ready to go to university, he was standing tall at 6 feet 6 inches and got a lot of offers for sports scholarships.
As an athlete, Michael Jordan has had different weights throughout his career. At the start of his career as a professional basketball player, he has a weight of 88 kg and his weight was 101 kg on his return in the early 2000s with the Washington Wizards.
Michael Jordan’s body measurements are also very impressive, to say the least. His chest is 44 inches, his waist is 36 inches, and his shoulders measurement is 20 inches.
Michael Jordan’s Hand Size:
Hand sizes are usually measured in two parts. The first is the hand length which is measured from. the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. The second part is measuring the hand span. It is measured from the tip of the thumb to the end of the little finger when the hand is fully stretched. Michael Jordan’s hand size stands at 9.75 inches. While his hand span is 11.375. This is considered to be one of the biggest hands in the NBA.