Timeline Description: Michael Jordan is said to be the greatest basketball player who has ever lived. He got to where he is through hard work and determination, along with blood, sweat, and tears. This timeline outlines his career.
|1963||Michael Jordan is born
Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York. The family moved to North Carolina shortly after Michael was born.
|1981||Michael earns a scholarship for college
Michael earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina. He majored in geography.
|1984||Michael wins awards
Michael won the Naismith Award and the Wooden College Player of the Year Award.
|1984||Michael goes to the NBA
Michael left college early so he could play for the Chicago Bulls, but he returned to college later so he could finish his degree.
|1985||Michael is named Rookie of the Year
Michael had a great first season, and he was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
|1985||Shoes in his name
Nike released the first pair of Air Jordans. They were the first shoe of their kind.
|1989||Michael makes "The Shot"
In a game against Cleveland, Michael made a game-changing shot that won the game. It was later officially named "The Shot".
|1991-1993||Michael is named the most valuable player
For three years in a row Michael was named the Most Valuable Player.
|1993||Michael retires from sports
Michael retired from basketball at the top of his game, but he would return to sports in no time.
|1994||Michael makes a switch to baseball
Michael signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. Later this year, though, he went back to the Chicago Bulls.
|1996||Michael becomes a movie star
Michael Jordan made a movie with Bugs Bunny called Space Jam. It was a big hit.
|1996||Michael continues his basketball career
Michael went on to win two more Most Valuable Player Awards before he retired from the Chicago Bulls for good in 1998.
|1997||Michael makes a huge accomplishment
Michael was named one of the 50 most successful athletes of all time.
|2000||The ESPY Award comes to Michael
Michael was awarded the ESPY as athlete of the century.
|2001-2003||Michael plays for a new team
Michael began playing for the Washington Wizards, but his career didn't take off like when he played for the Bulls.
|2009||Michael makes NBA's Hall of Fame
Michael, along with four other players, was inducted into basketball's Hall of Fame. He goes down as being the greatest basketball player of all time, but he is more than that; he is an amazing athlete who has inspired a generation of people to give it their absolute best.