Today in Sports History: March 28

In 1990, former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan, scored 69 points in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, to win in overtime, 117-113. This was the fourth time within his career he had scored 60 points in a singular game. 

Jordan played for the Bulls from 1984 until 1998 and then two years with the Washington Wizards from 2001-to 03. Jordan had played in the National Basketball Association for 15 years. He averaged 30.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game within 1,072 games he had played. 

Throughout Jordan’s collegiate playing career, he played for the North Carolina Tar Heels from 1981 until 1984, for three years before getting drafted. In 1981, he broke the record at the Mcdonald’s All-American game by scoring 30 points and in 1982 he scored the winning points in the NCAA Championship Game. In his last season, he was named College Player of the Year and won an Olympic Gold medal with the U.S. basketball team in the 1984 summer Los Angeles Olympics. 

At the beginning of his professional career, he was named NBA Rookie of the Year and to the All-Rookie Team. He was named 14-time All-Star, 11-time All-NBA Team, 9-time to the All-Defensive Team, 7-time NBA Sporting News Most Valuable Player of the Year, 6-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, 5-time NBA Most Valuable Player, 3-time NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player, 2-time Olympic gold medalist, 2-time IBM Award, 1-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and later down the road, 1-time inductee to the Hall of Fame. 

In 1991, Jordan will lead the Bulls to six NBA Championships from 1991-98. He led the Bulls to win three straight championships from 1991-93 and then three more from 1996-98. Later within his career, he will be enshrined and inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 for his incredible accomplishments and outstanding career. 

Jordan currently owns the NBA team, Charlotte Hornets, and continues to partner with Nike and continues to create Air Jordan’s signature clothing and shoes. 

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