Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls
6-6 200 Guard

Didn't like the Bulls' plan to dump the regular season so he dumped on management types until they changed their minds... Missed 64 games with broken bone in foot, then had to verbally fight his wayback into prominent spot in lineup... Management wanted him to stay out until this season, figuring Bulls would miss 1985-86 playoffs and make draft lottery... He won and Bulls lost, gaining playoffs berth and losing three straight to Celtics despite his incredible 49-point and 63-point efforts... NBA Rookie of the Year in 1984-85 was third player chosen in 1984 draft after brilliant career at North Carolina... Larry Bird says, "He's God disguised as Michael Jordan."... Including pro-rated share of signing bonus, he'll make $710,000 this season... Born Feb. 17, 1963, in Wilmington, N.C.... Reportedly triples his basketball salary with outside endorsements... Barring reinjury, he should enjoy a sensational basketball career.

Relevant Stats:
22.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg (18 games)

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