Today in Sports History: January 8

In 1993, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls tallied 20,000 career points in just 620 games. Jordan was the 18th player in league history to reach the milestone and the second fastest, after Wilt Chamberlain, to achieve the record. Jordan had an enormous influence on basketball culture as well as a long list of historic achievements on the court. Among his accomplishments are Rookie of the Year, five-time NBA MVP, gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, 14-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA All-Star MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee. He played Shooting Guard for the Chicago Bulls from 1984-1993 and 1995-1998. Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team.

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