Think about sports back in the 90s for a second. You probably couldn’t think of a better athlete than Michael Jordan. At the time, he was the face of the Chicago Bulls, a budding MLB star, and was even in the movie and fashion scene. He was someone you couldn’t mess with or measure up to. He won an incredible six NBA titles in eight years. Even when he wasn’t his best, he was still able to pack the house in the arenas for the Washington Wizards. Michael “His Airness” Jordan’s life has been full of success, but he’s also had his fair share of drama.
Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about one of the best NBA players of all time. You won’t believe how far he went to stay loyal to Nike at the Olympics!
“You’re Too Short!”
Surprisingly, Michael Jordan didn’t always want to play basketball. He initially wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and play baseball. We aren’t sure when he fell in love with basketball. However, when he tried out for his high school basketball team during sophomore year, they told him he was too short!
Michael wasn’t someone who would quit anything, so he began obsessing over the sport, practicing as much as possible to sharpen his skills. The summer following his sophomore year he went through a growth spurt and gained an additional four inches. When he tried out again, something amazing happened.