Michael Jordan thoroughly dominated the game of basketball. He’s widely considered to be the best player to have ever played the game. The iconic basketball legend turned 50 on Sunday, and it’s only fitting that we highlight some interesting facts about the superstar.
While Jordan probably is superhuman on the basketball court, he’s actually just a regular guy off the court. He openly cried after his Chicago Bulls won their first championship. Like any person would, Jordan experienced tremendous hurt when he lost his father to an act of violence at the end of the 1992-1993 season. Even though he possessed an unmatched skill set, Jordan was still superstitious. He wore his University of North Carolina shorts under his uniform in every game since he thought it brought him luck. The man didn’t need any luck—he holds the NBA record for highest career regular season scoring average. He even starred as himself alongside Bugs Bunny in the cartoon movie Space Jam.
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