Michael Jordan’s Golden Touch Goes Beyond Basketball
It has been many years now, but it is still not uncommon to see michael jordan mitchell and ness jersey in music videos or on the streets, but only a few are aware of the unique history that jersey brings behind it.
Jordan has been one of the most impressive athletes in NBA history. The New York Times’ 1983 profile of Michael noted:
“He is a well-proportioned, 6-foot-6, 190-pound man who can play guard or forward. In addition, he is fast, running 36.5 meters in 4.3 seconds.”
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
It was at the University of North Carolina where he was awarded a basketball scholarship. In the 1983-1984 season, he was elected best college player and, this last year; he won the gold medal in the Olympic Games with the United States national team.
In 1984 Michael Jordan left college to play for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA. He finished the 1986-1987 season as the second player, after Wilt Chamberlain, to score more than 3,000 points in a single season.
He was the NBA’s leading scorer for seven consecutive seasons (1987-1993), averaging 30 points per game in every season. After that, he became the Chicago Bulls’ leading scorer with 21,541 points and broke many NBA scoring records.
Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their first NBA championship in 1991, a title he retained consecutively in 1992 and 1993. He was also a member of the Dream Team, which won the gold medal at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
He won absolutely everything, and he did it in a relatively short period, a situation that is by itself a perfect argument to establish why the 23rd was the best basketball player of all time. Six rings, six Finals MVPs, five regular-season MVPs, and ten top scorer titles are his credentials, but far from being the only ones.
In addition, he holds 15 records that are unlikely to be broken, such as the number of times he was the leading scorer (followed by Wilt Chamberlain with seven), the two three-time championships (a mark he shares with Scottie Pippen), the highest average of points in a career (30.1) and the highest scoring average in the Finals (41.0 in 1993) are some of these examples, and there are many more.
He also has the best PER (27.9), usage percentage (33.1%), win shares per 48 minutes (.250), and, of course, one of the deadliest killers in the clutch, where he failed to score 20 points only six times in 179 postseason games. That was when he was at his most efficient, and the opponents’ luck was cast.
But the legendary Michael Jordan mitchell and ness jersey with the iconic number 23 is legendary on the Chicago Bulls. The number is retired due to the greatness of what many consider to be the greatest basketball player of all time.
Many would think it has to do with the plot or even some associate it with the famous number 23 and its multiple coincidences that have existed throughout history, such as in the movie starring actor Jim Carrey; however, the reason is more straightforward than it seems and Jordan himself revealed it in an interview given when he was included in the NBA 2k14 video game.
“When I played with my brother in school, my favorite number was 45, and so was his. But we were on the same team. He was the oldest and had more seniority on the team. So he picked 45, and I picked 23, which was half (rounding up the number). So I kept 23, and it stayed with me the whole time,” said the legendary Michael Jordan.