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Happy Birthday Michael Jordan – Let’s Celebrate with some rare MJ stuff

Published on February 17th, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 7,827 views

The GOAT turns 49 today and everybody is going to be showing some MJ career mix that we have seen a million times more than we cared to see.  We will hear the MJ vs LeBron vs Kobe arguments.  What I want to see is people seeing something new or rare so i’m just going to post some random ish for you about MJ.


1 – Times Jordan was held under double digits in 1,109 NBA games. On March 22, 1986, Jordan scored just eight points in a 123-97 loss at Cleveland.

2 – Players picked before Jordan in the 1984 draft. Houston selected Akeem Olajuwon and Portland picked Sam Bowie before Jordan was drafted by the Bulls.

5 – Players before Michael Jordan to wear No. 23 for the Bulls. Mike Bratz last wore it in the 1981-82 season.

8 – Times Jordan scored 50 or more points in the playoffs, including a career-high 63 in a double-overtime loss to Boston on April 20, 1986. He scored 50 or more points 29 times in regular-season play.

10 – Scoring titles Jordan won in his 13 NBA seasons. Jordan averaged 31.5 points a game and averaged more than 30 points a game in a season seven times.

13 – Size of his famed Air Jordans.

16 – Points Jordan scored in his first game as a pro in a 109-93 win over Washington on Oct. 26, 1984.

17 – Jordan’s career-high in assists, helping to defeat Portland 128-113 on March 24, 1989.

22 – Games Jordan wore his No. 45 jersey in place of his No. 23 jersey. Jordan donned No. 45 for 17 regular-season and five playoff games in 1995. (He also wore No. 12 once, when his jersey was stolen in a trip to Orlando in 1990.)

23 – Consecutive points Jordan scored against Atlanta on March 16, 1987. Jordan finished with 61 points, which was one of four times he topped the 60-point mark.

25 — Game-winning jumpers Jordan hit in his career, including his final shot over Utah’s Bryon Russell with 5.2 seconds left to win Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals.

30 — Triple-doubles in Jordan’s career, 27 of which came in the regular season. Jordan also has the only triple-double in All-Star Game history, in 1997.

35 — First-half points scored in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Portland on June 3, 1992, highlighted by Jordan’s famous shrug of his shoulders after one of his six three-pointers.

39 – Career-high, in points, for Jordan at North Carolina, set in a Jan. 29, 1983 win against Georgia Tech.

47 – Times Jordan has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

69 – Jordan’s career high in scoring, set in a 117-113 win over Cleveland on March 28, 1990. He hit 23-of-37 from the floor and also set a career high with 18 rebounds.

93 – Times Jordan’s name appears on the top-100 single-game scoring performances in Chicago Bulls’ history.

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131 – Blocked shots he had in 1987-88, the most ever by a guard.

354 – At-bats it took Jordan to hit his first home run during his minor league baseball stint with the Birmingham Barons. He finished with three career homers and a .202 batting average.

411 – Regular-season games since Jordan last fouled out. Jordan wasn’t around to see the finish of a 112-109 overtime win at Seattle on Nov. 22, 1991.

793 – Times Jordan led the Bulls in scoring in 930 regular-season games.

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2,306 – Steals Jordan had in his career. Jordan, who was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive team nine times, ranks third on the all-time steals list.

9,111 – Points Jordan needed to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. Using Jordan’s career average of 31.5 points a game, it would have taken Jordan, who scored 29,277 career points, approximately three-and-a-half more seasons to reach the record.

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Michael Jordan 9 game hot streaks
1987 41.6ppg on 48.3%FG at 32.2 FGA.
1990 – 43.0ppg on 58.7%FG at 28.0 FGA.  85.9%FT on 10.2 FT’s per game.
1987 – 39.7ppg on 48.6%FG at 31.1 FGA.

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MISC RECORDS

8 -50 point playoffs games
30.1ppg career…..33.4ppg playoffs
13 straight FG’s made in an NBA FINALS game

MISC TRIVIA

Chosen by People Magazine as one of The Most Intriguing People of the Century. [1997]

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]

While his baseball career was considered a sham and widely criticized, his performance was not as poor as depicted in the press. While he only batted .202 with 3 Home Runs and committed 11 errors, he also had 51 runs batted in, 30 stolen bases, and 6 outfield assists. He led the Birmingham Barons with 11 bases-loaded RBI and 25 RBI with runners in scoring position and two outs. With those statistics, he may have been the best clutch hitter on that team.

Children with ex-wife Juanita: sons Jeffrey Michael (b. 18 November 1988) and Marcus James (b. 24 December 1990), and daughter Jasmine Mickael (b. 7 December 1992)

Attended Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. The gymnasium is now called the “Michael Jordan Gym” in his honor.

In January 2002, wife Juanita filed for divorce in circuit court in Waukegan, Illinois, citing “irreconcilable differences.” She sought permanent custody of the couple’s three children, their 25,000-square-foot home in Highland Park and half the couple’s property. She withdrew the divorce papers a month later only to re-file them seven years later.

Neither of his parents are more than 5′ 9″ tall.

Showing just how truly talented he was, Jordan’s rookie three-point average was around 14%. By his last season he got it up to around 40%. Also, known for his poor defense, rebounding and assists, Jordan became a regular on the NBA All-Defense team, won the defensive player of the year award and one season averaged eight assists and eight rebounds to go with 35 points, the closest a player has come to averaging a triple-double since Oscar Robertson did

 




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