Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a legendary former NBA star, who built his iconic career with the Chicago Bulls. In 1999 he was elected the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by the sports television channel ESPN. He played for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil (UNC), where he led the team to 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. During his professional career he also represented the United States of America national basketball team, winning four gold medals, including two at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1984 and Barcelona 1992.

On 22 November 2016 he was awarded by US President Barack Obama of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. Jordan earned six NBA Finals MVPs, ten scoring titles (both records), five regular season MVPs, ten All-NBA First Team selections and nine All-Defensive First Team selections, fourteen NBA All-Star appearances Game, three All-Star Game MVPs and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame series twice: in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team.