Facts About “His Airness” Michael Jordan To Get Your Competitive Pulse Racing

athletes | 2/11/19

In the ’90s, no athlete was bigger than Michael Jordan. He was the face of the Chicago Bulls, a budding MLB star, a movie star, and a fashion mogul. At his peak, he was unstoppable, winning six NBA titles in eight years. At his lowest, he was still able to pack arenas for the Washington Wizards. The career of Michael “His Airness” Jordan is as filled with success as it is full of drama. Here is everything you need to know about the GOAT of the NBA.

He Was Cut From His High School Team

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Michael Jordan was not handed an easy path to the NBA. When he was in high school, he originally wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and play baseball. Then he fell in love with basketball. As a sophomore, Jordan tried out for his high school team, and was told he was too short.

Being the man he is, Jordan refused to quit. He began practicing obsessively to hone his skills. A sudden growth spurt of four inches that summer helped. The next time Jordan tried out, magic happened.