How appropriate is it that the Ultimate “All-Star,” #23 celebrates his 50th the same day as the 62nd NBA All-Star Game…
Happy Birthday to arguably one of the GREATEST NBA players of all-time… Micheal Jeffrey Jordan who turns 50 today (2-17-13).
A run down of his Hall of Fame (2009) career:
McDonald’s High School All-American
NCAA Men’s Division I Champion 1982 (game winning shot OVER Patrick Ewing)
Numerous Collegiate awards including ACC player of the Year (1984), and the Naismith College Player Award (1984)
Drafted 3rd in the first round of the 1984 NBA Draft (Chicago Bulls)
NBA Rookie of the Year
14 time All-Star along with 3 All-Star MVP Awards
6 time NBA Champion
6 NBA Championship MVP Awards
5 time regular Season MVP Awards
Not to mention a defensive player of the year and numerous scoring championships.
Olympic Gold Medalist (1992)
Micheal came along at just the right time, and some consider him the savior of the game, he may have also saved a shoe company along the way.