A report on Michael Jordan

Jordan in 2014
Jordan in 1992
Jordan in training with the Scottsdale Scorpions in 1994
Jordan with coach Phil Jackson in 1997
Plaque at the United Center that chronicles Jordan's career achievements
Jordan as a member of the Washington Wizards, April 14, 2003
Jordan on the "Dream Team" in 1992
Jordan dunking the ball, 1987–88
James Worthy, Jordan, and Dean Smith in 2007 at a North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams
Jordan on a golf course in 2007
Jordan receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House
Jordan in 2008

American businessman and former professional basketball player.

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Jordan in 2014

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Chicago Bulls

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American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

The 1969–70 Chicago Bulls
Gilmore in 1977
Michael Jordan was drafted third overall by the Bulls in 1984. He won six championships and six Finals MVPs for Chicago.
Michael Jordan v Los Angeles Lakers at the 1991 NBA Finals
United Center
Bulls head coach Phil Jackson consulting Michael Jordan in 1997
Luol Deng made his first All-Star appearance with the team in 2012 and his second in 2013.
Joakim Noah was drafted by the Bulls in 2007. He was named an All Star for the first time in 2013 and for the second time in 2014.
Derrick Rose was drafted first overall by the Bulls in 2008. He was the 2010–11 NBA MVP.
Tom Thibodeau coached the Bulls to 62 wins in his first season.
Fred Hoiberg was the 22nd head coach in the franchise's history.
Chicago Bulls wordmark (1966–present)
Benny the Bull in February 2018

All six of their championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and coach Phil Jackson.

National Basketball Association

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Professional basketball league in North America.

Professional basketball league in North America.

Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.
Michael Jordan goes to the basket for a slam dunk in 1987.
Kobe Bryant defending LeBron James in a February 2016 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.

Michael Jordan entered the league in 1984 with the Chicago Bulls, spurring more interest in the league.

Pippen in 2022

Scottie Pippen

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Pippen in 2022
Pippen in 2022
Pippen as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Chicago Bulls Championship banners hang in the rafters of the United Center.
Pippen playing in Europe in 2008
Pippen's retired #33 jersey (far right) hanging in the rafters of the United Center
Pippen and then-wife Larsa in December 2006

Considered one of the greatest small forwards of all time, Pippen, along with Michael Jordan, played an important role in transforming the Bulls into a championship team and in popularizing the NBA around the world during the 1990s.

O'Neal in 2017

Shaquille O'Neal

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American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

O'Neal in 2017
O'Neal playing for the Cole High School varsity basketball team in 1988–89
DIESEL DJing at the 2018 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
In 8 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996–2004), O'Neal won three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002 and appeared in the 2004 NBA Finals.
O'Neal during Game 5 of the 2000 NBA Finals
O'Neal with Miami in 2007
O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House
O'Neal with Phoenix teammate Steve Nash
O'Neal finished his career with the Boston Celtics.
O'Neal with the US national team at the 1994 FIBA World Championship
O'Neal's free throw shooting was regarded as one of his major weaknesses.
O'Neal in 1998
O'Neal (left) facing Big Show during the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32
O'Neal at the 2009 NBA All-Star game
O'Neal in 2011
O'Neal and the rest of the Lakers with President George W. Bush in the White House at a ceremony in early 2002 commemorating the team's 2001 NBA Championship

He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star Game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998.

Olajuwon in 2015

Hakeem Olajuwon

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Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.

Nigerian-American former professional basketball player.

Olajuwon in 2015
A billboard at the University of Houston congratulating Olajuwon on being the 1994 NBA Most Valuable Player
One of only five numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Olajuwon's No. 34 hangs in Fertitta Center.
Olajuwon (right) defending Jawann Oldham on November 25, 1986
Olajuwon signing autographs

Olajuwon was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the first overall selection of the 1984 NBA draft, a draft that included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton.

Johnson in 2022

Magic Johnson

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Johnson in 2022
Johnson with the Lakers, c. undefined 1987
Johnson with the Lakers in 1990
Johnson, who had retired from basketball in 1991 due to HIV, was selected for the U.S. national team that won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics.
Johnson and Mayor Richard Riordan in 1995
Johnson against the Celtics in the 1987 NBA Finals
Johnson with his wife, Cookie, in 2014
Johnson giving a speech at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on April 25, 2013.
In 2003, Johnson met with Nancy Pelosi to discuss federal assistance for those with AIDS.
Johnson's Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Johnson's number 32 jersey was retired by the Lakers in 1992.

There they faced the Chicago Bulls, led by shooting guard Michael Jordan, a five-time scoring champion regarded as the finest player of his era.

Charlotte Hornets

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American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Season tickets for the Hornets' inaugural season.
The Bobcats versus the Dallas Mavericks on November 11, 2005.
Michael Jordan acquired the Bobcats in 2010.
The Bobcats selected Kemba Walker as the 9th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
The original Hugo in New Orleans
Doug Moe of the ABA's Carolina Cougars, which existed from 1969–1974
The Bobcats selected Kemba Walker as the 9th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
The Hornets selected LaMelo Ball as the 3rd overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Charlotte Hornets wordmark logo
Bobcats uniform design from 2012–14
Revived Hornets uniform design with teal and dark purple

The Charlotte Hornets are mainly owned by Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, who acquired a controlling interest in the team in 2010.

Barkley in 2019

Charles Barkley

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American former professional basketball player who is a television analyst on TNT.

American former professional basketball player who is a television analyst on TNT.

Barkley in 2019
Barkley in 1991
Barkley playing versus Argentina at the 1992 Tournament of the Americas
Barkley at the 2010 NBA Hall of Fame induction
Barkley on Inside the NBA on location at San Francisco's Pier 43 for the NBA season opening day in late October 2015.
Barkley with President Barack Obama at the White House
Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Charles Barkley at Doug Jones' election night party in 2017.

He was selected with the fifth pick in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers, two slots after the Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan.

Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959

Wilt Chamberlain

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American professional basketball player who played as a center.

American professional basketball player who played as a center.

Chamberlain with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1959
Chamberlain grabbing a rebound during a 1960 game against the New York Knicks
Chamberlain in 1962
Chamberlain and Nate Thurmond of the San Francisco Warriors competing for a rebound in 1966
Chamberlain in 1967
Chamberlain playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1969 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics
Elmore Smith and Chamberlain fighting for a rebound in 1971
Chamberlain with the Lakers in 1972
Chamberlain statue in South Philadelphia
Chamberlain historical marker outside of Philadelphia's Overbrook High School
Chamberlain being defended by the Celtics' Bill Russell in 1966
Chamberlain doing the twist with two dancers at Smalls Paradise in Harlem, New York

Chamberlain's 4,029 regular-season points made him the only player to break the 4,000-point barrier; the only other player to break the 3,000-point barrier is Michael Jordan, with 3,041 points in the 1986–87 NBA season.

Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014

Kobe Bryant

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American professional basketball player.

American professional basketball player.

Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014
Bryant's retired No. 33 jersey and banner at the Lower Merion High School gym
Bryant taking a shot in 1999
Bryant at the free-throw line, 2005
Bryant driving towards the basket
Bryant's Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in six games during the 2008 NBA Finals.
Derek Fisher and Bryant with President Barack Obama during the White House visit honoring the Lakers' 2009 championship
Bryant shoots a left-handed floater over future teammate Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic on January 18, 2010.
Bryant and fellow Lakers meet with President Barack Obama in honor of the 2010 championship.
Bryant wearing a mask in 2012 after suffering a broken nose
Bryant dunking against the Milwaukee Bucks, 2013
Bryant shooting against Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards, 2014
Bryant playing against Gary Neal of the Washington Wizards after announcing his forthcoming retirement, 2015
Bryant, in his final Cleveland game, defending LeBron James
Bryant avoiding a collision in a game against China at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Bryant shoots a fadeaway over Shane Battier in 2009.
Bryant handling the ball in 2014, when he became the first NBA player with over 30,000 points and 6,000 assists
Bryant at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
Bryant at a Nike store launch ceremony in Taipei, 2007
Bryant with U.S. President George W. Bush, Jason Kidd, and Deron Williams at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China
Fans gathered in front of Staples Center on the day of Bryant's death

Even at an early stage of his career, sportswriters were comparing his skills to those of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.