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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

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Famous as :

Former NBA Player

Birth Name :

Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Birth Date :

February 17, 1963

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Spouse :

Juanita Vanoy (2-Sep-89 - 29-Dec-06), Yvette Prieto (model, since Apr-2013)

Claim to fame :

Rookie for the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NBA draft

Biography


Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, to James who worked at an electric plant and Delores Jordan who worked at a bank. Due to that fact, Michael was not a rags-to-riches story, his childhood was reasonably comfortable. He is the fourth children in the family with two older brothers; Larry and James, one older sister; Delores, and one younger sister; Roslyn. A few years after Michael was born, his parents were concerned about raising their family on the mean streets of Brooklyn, where drugs and violence could become a way of life for those unable to resist the temptations. That's why they moved the whole family to Wilmington, North Carolina, the small, laid back town, which they perceived as a better place to raise their family. And so Wilmington was where Michael and his brothers and sisters grew up.

At their early settlement in Wilmington, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan began to set an example for their children, showing them an eagerness to work and achieve that never released, encouraged them to make things happen rather than wait around for them to happen. When still a young children, Michael was more of a recreational athlete, sometimes lazy, usually discouraged because he could not compete with his older brother Larry. Also he was not very tall during his early years and did not have much hope of being that tall since none in the Jordan family history could ever reached over six feet. It was understandable that before entering high school, Michael gave no thought at all to an athletic career. He wasn't in purposely loved to play baseball when he was a child, and so did basketball and football. But, instead of basketball, baseball was the sport he took to initially and by the age of twelve he was favourably named the top player of the league, for which he played pitcher and outfield.

Latest News


Michael Jordan and Wife Welcome Twin Daughters

February 12, 2014 08:55:55 GMT

's wife Yvette Prieto has given birth to their first children together. The couple welcomed their identical twin girls on Sunday, February 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The parents named their babies Victoria and Ysabel.
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Michael Jordan Is Expecting Identical Twins

December 18, 2013 00:27:25 GMT

is going to pull a double duty. The basketball star's wife Yvette Prieto, according to TMZ, is pregnant with identical baby girls and is doing well in the pregnancy.
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Michael Jordan on Mike WiLL's '23' Music Video: I Like It

October 04, 2013 03:49:06 GMT

is not disappointed with 's tribute in the music video for his collaboration with , and , "23". In an interview with MTV News, Mike WiLL revealed that the NBA legend directly told him that he liked the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip.
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Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto, First Wedding Picture Arrives

April 29, 2013 04:11:41 GMT

, 50, is a married man once again. The former basketball player tied the knot for a second time over the weekend at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. He wed his fiancee, 35-year-old former model Yvette Prieto.
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Michael Jordan Reacts to Paternity Suit

March 05, 2013 07:57:03 GMT

calls BS on the claim that he fathered a secret son. The NBA legend says the paternity suit filed by Pamela Smith is a repeat of what she did years ago. He claims she filed a similar lawsuit years ago and she lost.
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Michael Jordan Hit With Paternity Suit

March 02, 2013 06:08:23 GMT

has recently been slapped with a paternity suit. Pamela Smith, 48, filed the lawsuit against the Charlotte Bobcats owner on February 6 in Fulton County Superior Court, saying that the 50-year-old former athlete is the father of her 16-year-old son, Grant Pierce Jay 'Taj' Jordan Reynolds.
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Michael Jordan Gets Engaged to Girlfriend of Three Years

December 30, 2011 01:13:37 GMT

Another famous figure has brought forth another news of engagement. After and , former Chicago Bulls star shared with the world that he has gotten engaged to girlfriend of three years Yvette Prieto over the Christmas weekend.
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Scottie Pippen: Greatest Player Is LeBron James, Not Michael Jordan

May 27, 2011 18:00:23 GMT

Scottie Pippen has chosen his side on who the best basketball player of all time is. The Hall of Famer created frenzy on Twitter when he said in an interview that may be the greatest scorer to play the game but could be "the greatest player to ever play the game".
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M. Night Shyamalan Compared Himself to Michael Jordan

July 30, 2010 03:47:52 GMT

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is convinced he'll never be able to please his critics - because they set impossibly high standards for him after his early career success. Shyamalan shot to fame after writing and directing 1999 hit thriller "The Sixth Sense" but his more recent projects have been met with disappointing reviews.
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