By: Bryan Osegueda
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, in 1963 in Brooklyn New York. He developed a competitive edge at a really early age. He was always trying to outdo himself. He always wanted to win every game he played. In 1981, Jordan enrolled at the University of North Carolina. It didn’t take much time for him to become an important member of the school’s basketball team. He made his first appearance in the 1984 at the Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. Later in 1992, Jordan helped the team bring the gold medal home.
Michael Jordan left college in his junior year to join the NBA. He got drafted by the Chicago Bulls and helped them get to playoffs that season. He won NBA rookie of the year and later helped the Bulls win their first championship against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1990. By then, Jordan was well known for his ability and power. The tea later won their second championship in 1992. Jordan became an important part of the team as he led them in winning six NBA championships.
While Jordan was finishing his 1992-1993 season, his father, James Jordan, was shot by two teenagers in a robbery on July 23rd, 1993. Due to his father’s death, Jordan lost love for the game and retired on October 6th, 1993. He then signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, a baseball team. After realizing that his baseball career was a failed experiment, Jordan returned to the Bulls in March 18, 1995. Michael Jordan played for 4 more seasons with the Bulls and finally retired in January 13, 1999. Although he left the game as a player, he stayed as a part owner of the Washington Wizards in 2000. His last step on the court was in April 16, 2003 after he played one last game as a wizard against New Jersey. On `April 27th, 2013 he married Yvette Prieto and announced that they were expecting their first child, well, they thought it was one. Today, Jordan lives with Yvette and his baby twins, Victoria and Ysabel Jordan.