Jordan scored 51 of the Bulls' 88 points on January 21, 1997 (58.0 percent of his team's points). Michael Jordan is one of just three NBA players who have won five or more MVP trophies. He and Bill Russell each won it five times, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won it six times. In 1987-88, Michael Jordan was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
In addition to his scoring achievements, he also holds the record for most consecutive games with a field goal made (932; September 12, 1996 - October 29, 1996). During this streak, which lasted all season long, Jordan only missed four games (September 26, 1996 - October 8, 1996). His overall career mark is 3,000 points scored and zero points missed in 933 games.
He also ranks first in free throw percentage among players with at least 1,000 attempts, making 76.4 percent of their shots from the line.
Michael Jordan has been awarded every year since its inception in 1990, except for 1995 when the award went to Karl Malone (47 votes) instead of Jordan (45 votes).
Besides being one of the best basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan is also famous for his aggressive marketing campaigns and his ability to sell shoes. In 1992, he became the first player to earn $1 million per season. That same year, Nike signed an agreement with Jordan to become his official shoe supplier.
Michael Jordan is a retired American basketball player who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles and five MVP awards. Jordan began his career with the Chicago Bulls in 1989, where he played until 2004 when he returned to the team as a consultant. During that time, he helped the Bulls win six championships in addition to being named MVP of all five seasons.
Before becoming one of the greatest players of all time, Jordan was already considered one of the best high school players ever. He went on to become one of only three players (along with Larry Bird and LeBron James) to score 100 points in a high school game. In his freshman season at the University of North Carolina, Jordan averaged 25.0 points per game, leading the Tar Heels to the national title. After one season, he entered the 1988 NBA draft where he was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick.
During his eight-year stint with the Bulls, Jordan finished as the number 1 overall choice twice. He also won the 1993-1994 MVP award after helping the Bulls capture their third championship. After leaving the Bulls, he started his own sports agency and has been involved in business activities outside of basketball. He currently serves as an ambassador for Nike.
All other players in NBA history have done it four times in total, with no other player accomplishing it more than once. (18) Jordan led the Bulls in assists in all five games of the 1991 NBA Finals, averaging 11.4 assists per game. Magic Johnson was the only player to earn Finals MVP despite averaging more assists per game in the Finals in 1987. Johnson helped lead the Lakers to a 4-1 series win over the Celtics that year.
Jordan's overall record in the Finals is 4-1. He went undefeated during his first three trips to the Finals (1990, 1992, 1996).
The 91' Finals were also famous for being the last time the Bulls played in Chicago until 2017 when they faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs won in six games.
Magic Johnson is the most successful player in the history of the Finals with 13 wins, 1 tie and 2 losses. Larry Bird is second with 12 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss.
Kobe Bryant is third all-time with 10 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss. Jordan is fourth all-time with 9 wins, 2 ties and 2 losses.
Charles Barkley is fifth all-time with 8 wins, 1 tie and 3 losses. Dwyane Wade is sixth all-time with 7 wins, 1 tie and 2 losses. Tim Duncan is seventh all-time with 6 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss.