This timeline starts in 1963 when Michael Jordan was born February 17 in Brooklyn, New York. The son of James R. Jordan, Sr. and Delores Jordan the family soon decided to move to Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the fourth of five children
Michael Jordan attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington
He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina majoring in cultural geography
Won the Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the Year awards
Jordan left the University of North Carolina one year before his scheduled graduation and entered the 1984 NBA Draft but returned to complete his degree in 1986
Selected by Chicago Bulls
Won the gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics
NBA Rookie of the Year
The Air Jordan I pair of sneakers, a breakthrough in basketball shoe design, was introduced by Nike
NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989. They have two sons named Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James and a daughter called Jasmine
Finals Most Valuable Player MVP - Chicago Leading scorer in the NBA Finals with 31.3 points per game as the Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1, to win the franchise’s first NBA title.
Won the gold, in the 1992 Summer Olympics 1992 Summer Olympics with the "Dream Team" that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson
Finals Most Valuable Player MVP - Averaged 35.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as the Bulls defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 4-2, to win their second consecutive NBA title
Finals Most Valuable Player MVP - Averaged NBA Finals record of 41.0 points per game, while collecting 8.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists, in leading the Bulls to their third straight NBA title, the first team in 27 years to win three consecutive titles.
October 6, 1993 Michael Jordan stuns the basketball world by retiring but this is short-lived
February 7, 1994 He signs a free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox
Space Jam Michael Jordan stars opposite Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and the rest of the Looney Tunes characters in Space Jam
Finals Most Valuable Player - Named Finals MVP for record fourth time. Averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.67 steals to lead the Bulls to a 4-2 defeat of the Seattle SuperSonics.
Finals Most Valuable Player - Averaged 32.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists to lead the Bulls to a 4-2 victory over the Utah Jazz for an unprecedented fifth NBA Finals MVP.
Voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history by a panel of media, former players and coaches, general managers and team executives
Finals Most Valuable Player - Averaged 33.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists to lead the Bulls to a 4-2 victory over the Utah Jazz for his sixth NBA Finals MVP
Won ESPY athlete of the century award
Came out of retirement to play with the Washington Wizards
Managing member of Basketball Operations Charlotte Bobcats
He and Juanita divorced on December 29, 2006