10 little-known secrets about Michael Jordan
2023/10/20

1. Michael Jordan is widely recognized as the basketball GOAT. According to Forbes' 2017 data, his fortune reached a staggering $1.1 billion, making him the richest athlete in the world.

2. Jordan had a nemesis team. Despite being the basketball legend, there was one team he never conquered in the NBA. That team is the Boston Celtics, as Jordan never defeated them in the playoffs during his career.

3. Unmatched playoff records. In the 1986 playoffs, Jordan averaged 43.7 points per game with a shooting percentage of 50.5%. This record remains unbroken in the history of the NBA.

4. Jordan had the worst performance in the NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest in 1990, finishing last.

5. Despite its poor acting and plot, Jordan's movie "Space Jam" grossed $230 million because of his presence in it.

6. Before 1997, Jordan never earned more than $4 million annually. But in the end, his salary exceeded $30 million.

7. Jordan's drive to excel in basketball stemmed from his belief that he was unattractive and wanted to impress girls.

8. Jordan had his own idol, "Skywalker" David Thompson, who publicly expressed his disappointment when Thompson was excluded from the NBA's 50 Greatest Players list.

9. In his first year playing for the Washington Wizards, Jordan donated his entire salary to the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

10. From November 1990 until his retirement from the Chicago Bulls, Jordan never experienced a three-game losing streak in a stretch of 626 games.

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