Jeanie Buss, chairwoman of the Los Angeles Lakers, for the release of an NBA2K promotional video, said who she prefers between Michael Jordan and his player LeBron James. She said the former Chicago Bulls player is GOAT: "Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever."
Michael Jordan's career
Nicknamed the Air Jordan for his athletic and technical qualities, he was elected "the greatest North American athlete of the twentieth century" in 1999 by the ESPN sports television channel.
He is considered by many to be the greatest performer in basketball history. Over the years he has acquired a lot of fame on the field that has made him a sports icon, to the point of pushing Nike to dedicate to him a line of basketball shoes called Air Jordan, introduced in 1984.
He played for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he led the team to victory in the NCAA National Championship in 1982. He was then chosen third in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls and quickly became one of the stars of the league, helping to spread the NBA worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1991 he won his first NBA title with the Bulls, then repeated with two more successes in 1992 and 1993, winning a three-peat, after which he retired to pursue a career in baseball. He returned to the Bulls in 1995 and led them to another three-peat victory (1996, 1997 and 1998).
He retired a second time in 1999, then returned as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003, and then retired permanently. Individual honors include six Finals MVPs, ten Top Scorer titles (both records), five Regular Season MVPs, ten All-NBA First Team and nine All-Defensive First Team selections, fourteen NBA appearances All-Star Game, three All-Star Game MVPs and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
He holds NBA records for the highest point average in regular season history and playoff history. He was inducted twice into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team.
He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. On November 22, 2016, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama, the highest civilian honor in the United States.